by Dave Anderson
February 28, 2013
Ride bikes in a superb location and help fund a rural school? Sounds good to us, here’s the details…
The Long Mynd Batch Burner
Local councils are pulling funds away from small rural primary schools making it harder for them to survive but with the help of the PTA, the local community and a little bike shop with a big heart we are not going to let them win.
So on 11th May 2013 the first Long Mynd Batch Burner challenge mtb event take place on the Long Mynd in Shropshire. Showcasing 48k and 4000ft of the best of the Long Mynd’s trails leaving you with sore legs and huge grins.
A collision of circumstance has brought together the PTA of Norbury Primary School (a tiny rural school located behind the Mynd) with Church Stretton’s local cycle shop Plush Hill Cycles to organise the event. Also building on the work of the local mountain bike community and the major land owner National Trust everything has come together to offer what promises to be a well organised and relaxed event taking in all of the best singletrack in the area.
The event will be a mass start challenge event, so no racing, it’s all about having fun and raising funds for Norbury Primary School (all profits will go to the School). Places are limited to 250 riders to minimise the impact on the natural trails and avoid singletrack bottle necks. Your entry fee will include the usual race support and on arrival back at base.. live music headlining ‘Fight the Bear’ and a barbeque. There will be a bar and plenty of cake too.
More information can be found here on Plush Hill Cycles Batch Burner page:
Entries are now live on the British Cycling site:
Images courtesy of Jamie Watts/Plush Hill Cycles