For full information about local services, cycle facilities, accommodation and what’s on in the local area throughout the event weekend, please get in touch with the local Tourist Information Centre or visit the local website – details below.
Marshbrook (nr Church Stretton & Craven Arms) 13th - 14th July 2013
Event village and start / finish for the SCHWALBE Road Sportive and SCHWALBE MTB Marathon – (at the) Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike & Outdoor Pursuit Centre
Marshbrook is a hamlet in Shropshire, England. It lies on the junction of the A49 and B4370, situated three miles to the south of the market town of Church Stretton. There is a public house in the hamlet, near to the railway line - The Station Hotel. In 2010, the camping and outdoor activities centre opened with mountain bikes available for hire. Set in the picturesque Shropshire hills, this is the only mountain bike centre in the UK that has all the facilities ‘under one roof’. In the grounds there is a pub and restaurant, bike shop / workshop, café, shower block and bike wash, electrically heated camping pods and campsite. The excellent natural trails start just a few minutes ride away, why not take your friends and family for a spin before /or after you plunge into the buzz of the event weekend.
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike & Outdoor Pursuit Centre
Nr Church Stretton
01694 781 515
Web: www.mtb-shropshire.co.uk and www.camping-shropshire.co.uk
Tel: 01694 781515.
The local town of Church Stretton is only 2 miles from the Marshbrook event, you can visit the town website here: www.churchstretton.co.uk
Abergavenny/Crickhowell 3rd - 4th August 2013
Event village and start / finish for the SCHWALBE Road Sportive and SCHWALBE MTB Marathon – Crickhowell Showground
Nestled between seven hills right on the Welsh/English border, Abergavenny truly is a 'Gateway To Wales'. The town situated in the South Eastern corner of Wales, Great Britain, only 20 miles from the English border. Abergavenny is steeped in history and enjoys an enviable position close to the industry of middle and western England whilst bathing in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons national park. An ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons, Abergavenny has much to offer tourists - a blend of old and new, with activities and things to do to suit young and old alike. A visit to Abergavenny can really feel like a break away from it all - you can almost feel time slowing down as you unwind and take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery.
Tourist Information Centre contact details:
24, Monmouth Road
Tel: 01873 853254
Open daily 10.00am - 5.00pm - situated at the Bus Station.
Ruthin 31st August – 1st September 2013
Event village and start / finish for the SCHWALBE Road Sportive and SCHWALBE MTB Marathon – Ruthin Rugby Football Club
Ruthin lies at the end of the Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire, North Wales. Ruthin is an attractive market town with a population of about five thousand. It has good examples of Elizabethan, Georgian and Queen Anne styles of architecture, typical of North Wales. There are also Celtic and Roman remains to be found. From wherever you park in Ruthin, if you head uphill you find yourself in St. Peter's Square. This hilltop town centre is unique in its rich architectural mix and lofty views of the surrounding countryside. The event village is only a few hundred yards away from the town centre, which, has lots of restaurants, pubs and shops and is generally a nice place to go for a stroll. So maybe make a proper weekend break out of it and if you have the time you could go to the trails in Coed Llandegla Forest (www.coedllandegla.com) for a spin before you dive into the marathon bustle.
Fax: 01824 70399
Address: Ruthin Craft Centre
Web: www.ruthin-wales.co.uk and www.ridetheclwyds.com.
For information about facilities and entertainment back at the event village / campground, visit our events homepage.