Pedal the Borders 2024

Route & Facilities

Our 2024 event will offer a 25km, 60km, 100km and 100 mile route, starting and finishing in Welshpool and taking in the picturesque surroundings of the Shropshire/Mid Wales border.

Pedal the Borders 2024

Route & Facilities

Our 2024 event will offer a 25km, 60km, 100km and 100 mile route, starting and finishing in Welshpool and taking in the picturesque surroundings of the Shropshire/Mid Wales border.

Route Overview

The routes are open to novice riders and more experienced riders to take part; all routes will have some challenging aspects so we don’t recommend complete beginners to enter.

The 100 mile, 100km route, and 60km route will include rest stops providing toilets, facilities and refreshments for all riders.

Route Overview

The routes are open to novice riders and more experienced riders to take part; all routes will have some challenging aspects so we don’t recommend complete beginners to enter.

The 100 mile, 100km route, and 60km route will include rest stops providing toilets, facilities and refreshments for all riders.

Route 1

25km

Our 25km route is open to anyone over the age of 12 to take part. This scenic route leaves Welshpool with a small climb towards Kingswood, before heading to Marton followed by the largest incline on the route. You’ll then drop back down to the finish line back at Welshpool Rugby Club.

*Riders aged 12-18 must have a named adult cycling with them at all times.

Route 2

60km

Our undulating 60km route leaves Welshpool and heads towards Montgomery. A decent climb follows and leads you over Stapleley Hill before dropping into the village of Minsterley for your rest stop at approximately 40km. After fuelling up, you’ll follow consistent terrain before the steepest incline by Marton Hill, and down again to the finish line at Welshpool Rugby Club.

Route 3

100km

The 100km route is where Pedal the Borders began in 2021, and this year it’s a brand new route! This scenic route leaves Welshpool and heads towards Montgomery, climbs over Stapeley Hill, drops into Minsterley before taking the steepest incline over the Stiperstones. You’ll then head down again into Minsterley, Marton Hill and down to the finish line at Welshpool Rugby Club.

Route 4

100 Miles

The 100 mile route is new for 2024! This scenic route leaves Welshpool and takes you through multiple inclines and hills around Stapeley Hill, the Staperstones & Minsterley. You’ll have an opportunity to take three rest stops, equally spread through Minsterley, the start/stop line in Welshpool and lastly in Bettws Cedwain. The later half of the route will take you through Mid Wales before heading back to HQ at Welshpool Rugby Club.

Please note: Moulton, Brompton and folding bikes (small wheeled bikes) aren’t suitable for this event due to the distance and elavation. Anyone who arrives on this style of bike won’t be permitted.

Please note: Moulton, Brompton and folding bikes (small wheeled bikes) aren’t suitable for this event due to the distance and elavation. Anyone who arrives on this style of bike won’t be permitted.

Scenic routes

Experience the natural beauty of the England/Wales border

Our carefully considered bike routes contain a plethora of natural scenery mixed with different levels of challenge

Scenic routes

Experience the natural beauty of the England/Wales border

Our carefully considered bike routes contain a plethora of natural scenery mixed with different levels of challenge