Castle to Castle 1st & 2nd October 2022 – Warwick to Ludlow (and back again!)

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

 

The C2C is a friendly charity bike ride, supporting Ben as he raises money for The Brain Tumour Charity. 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 Ben on his ride.  Riders are welcome to support Ben in any way they wish, from riding the entire two days, to meeting him in the pub and ensuring he re-hydrates properly or anywhere 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.

Timings

 

Saturday - 1st October 

 

  • 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 

  • 19:00 – Meal at Athena Greek Taverna 

  • 20:00 – Rehydrating 

Sunday - 2nd 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 No34 Garden and Grill, 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....

Accommodation

 

There are lots of places to stay in Ludlow and it’s up to each person to book their own accommodation.  We have provisionally reserved all rooms at the Mascall Centre in central Ludlow and if you want to stay there, please call 01584 873882 between 9-5 Mon-Fri to book and pay.  

 

They have single, double and triple rooms so why not buddy up and spread the cost.

 

Saturday Evening meal

 

Team Burton will be eating at Athena Greek Taverna, which is next door to the Mascall Centre (handy!)

 

If you wish to join us, please contact them on 01584 875023 to book a table for 7pm…..please note if you want to have a slow cooked meat dish, they would appreciate a pre-order given the length of cooking time, otherwise you may be disappointed, click here for the menu

Sunday Breakfast

 

Sunday breakfast is available at The Castle Buttery, which is handily located next to the start point.  Again, please pre-order your breakfast by emailing Becky @ castlelodgebuttery@gmail.com.

 

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 at £45 is a bargain for a top quality cycling jersey!  Please note this is a custom made kit it has a lead time of around 10 weeks and will be shipped directly to you.

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.

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 - pay deposit

  4. Pre-order breakfast

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

  6. Make sure you and your bike are ready! 

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