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Burton Bash Castle to Castle - 30th September to 1st October 2023  
Warwick to Ludlow (and back again!)

Please read all of the below if you would like to support us this year…….


The Burton Bash Castle to Castle is a friendly charity bike ride, supporting the memory and wishes of Ben in helping raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity and The Myton Hospice.  All riders are required to be self-supportive with regards to food, water and all mechanical requirements.  The suggested timings below account for riders of various speeds, so please ride at a comfortable pace for you and enjoy supporting these two amazing charities on this ride.  Riders are welcome to support the event in any way they wish, from riding the entire two days, to meeting the riders in the pub and ensuring they re-hydrate properly or anything in between! 


There will be a vehicle available to transport overnight bags/ and it will meet riders at the stops on the route so bags/supplies can be accessed.



Saturday - 30th September 


  • 08:30 – Bag drop & meet at Warwick Castle gate on the Banbury Road/Mill Street roundabout

  • 09:00 – Depart Warwick Castle

  • There will be three stops along the route (see below), with a small amount of water/food & you will be able to access your bag.

  • 15:00 – 1700 Cyclists arrival at Ludlow Brewery 

  • 19:30 – Eating

  • 20:30 – Rehydrating 

Sunday - 1st October

  • 08:00 -09:00 – Bag Drop & Breakfast – Castle Lodge Buttery 

  • 09:00ish – Depart Ludlow Castle

  • There will be three stops along the route (see below), with a small amount of water/food & you will be able to access your bag.

  • 15:00 – 16:30 – riders will re-group for post ride refreshments at ????TBC???, Warwick before the short final leg to the Castle gate and New Bowling Green pub!

  • c16:30 – Grand Arrival at the New Bowling Green for celebration and refreshments

Stuff you need to know and do....


There are lots of places to stay in Ludlow and it’s up to each person to book their own accommodation.  

Burton Bash Organising Team will be staying at the Travelodge Ludlow:


Travelodge Ludlow --  Foldgate Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1LS


For anyone looking for other options:

Saturday Evening meal

Some of us are planning a meal at The Squirrel pub, which is conveniently right next door to the Travelodge. Suggestion being around 7.30pm Saturday 30th September, which gives time to drink up at the Brewery and a quick shower. 

Note -- you will need to arrange your own group and also book a table, which can be booked via their website (The Squirrel Ludlow)


Some alternatives are:

Sunday Breakfast

Sunday breakfast is available at The Castle Buttery, which is handily located next to the start point.  You are encouraged to pre-order your breakfast.  You can do so by clicking here....BREAKFAST ORDER FORM.


Routes (104km/65miles each way)



There will be three arranged stops along the route and are at c30km and c70km on day one and c30km & 70km on day two. The first is at Westall Park Natural Burial Ground, B96 6JY (///convinced.loving.gain) and the second at The Bell Inn, WR6 6AE (///tomorrow.attic.punt).  We'll also be stopping at the top of Clee Hill (90km day one and 10km day 2) for the great view (and to catch our breath!).

There are limited places (there are a few pubs!) along the route to grab food/water so please make you are well stocked for the whole journey. 


Burton Bash Custom Kit


We have collaborated with Stolen Goat and created a custom kit for The Burton Bash, we hope you agree that it looks ace and is £80, great value for a top quality cycling jersey (Women's and Men's available)!  Please note this is a custom made kit it has a lead time of around 10 weeks and will be shipped directly to you. Orders need to be in by Wednesday 12th July.

We have worked hard to make this a special kit so please think about getting one. How awesome will it look for us to all be Team Burton?  

To order a jersey (and any other kit you may need), click here to head over to The Burton Bash/Stolen Goat page and place your order.

Running t-shirts are also coming........

Special Offers!

Giant Bike Shop (Leamington) - Billy has kindly agreed to give a 10% discount to all Burton Bash riders.  Pop in and get everything you need for the ride, just mention your taking part in the ride to claim your discount. *note: we're not sure this applies to EVERYTHING....but you can ask! 


VitxCycle -  Vitamins, Minerals and supplements for cyclists. Get a 10% lifetime discount with the code burtonbash when you subscriber at VitxCycle.

Stolen Goat - Get a 10% off SG's amazing kit (excluding custom and outlet) by using the code BurtonBash10 at the checkout.


Your 'To Do' List

  1. Get a jersey

  2. Book accommodation

  3. Book evening meal

  4. Pre-order breakfast

  5. Ensure you have the routes to hand and supplies for the two days

  6. Make sure you and your bike are ready

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