Batch Burner sponsors
Where would we be without our fabulous Batch Burner sponsors! Please take a moment to visit their websites and see what they have to offer…
Ludlow Brewing Co.
Fancy a pint? Discover the brewing magic of the award-winning Ludlow Brewery, here in Shropshire and the Marches – an area fast becoming one of the leading brewing regions in the UK.
Located in a specially converted railway shed, just over 50 metres north of Ludlow railway station. The building has been fully refurbished to latest building standards and houses a 20 barrel brewing system. Ludlow Brewery produces award winning high quality ales right in the heart of the beautiful town of Ludlow.
Joining Ludlow’s tradition of fine food and drink, Ludlow Brewing Company is a small brewery which aims to produce high quality real ale for the discerning drinker. We are capable of producing near one and half million pints annually. Why not pop in and try our delicious ales for yourself?
CHARLES RANSFORD & SON
CHARLES RANSFORD & SON Ltd is a leading British sawmill based in Bishop’s Castle where we process around 70,000 tonnes of logs each year. Our mill is, in part, powered by an array of over 2000 solar panels installed on the rooves of our mill and ancillary buildings. The raw material is converted into high quality fencing and other timber products for the UK market.
We bring together years of skilled experience from a fantastic team of local people, advanced sawmill technology and some of the most naturally durable home grown timber, sourced from sustainably managed UK Forests – many of which you might bike through!
Plush Hill Cycles
Plush Hill Cycles bring a knowledge of the Long Mynd and a passion for mountain biking. Plush Hill Cycles have been fundamental and taken a key role developing the event; acting as mountain bike consultants they have shaped the Batch Burner, responsible for creating the Batch Burner route and marketing the event along with creating industry links. We could not have created the event without them and really appreciate their ongoing commitment to the event and raising funds for Norbury School. If you won a spot prize in 2013 it was donated by Plush Hill Cycles who kindly donated over £700 worth of prizes to dish out at random to riders taking part plus a case of Muc Off to keep the student bike was in business.
If you are looking for a new bike, some spares or need a service then you should give Plush Hill Cycles a look, you will find them in Lawley Village, Telford.
Fuelling the Batch Burner from 2013, Torq had faith in the Batch Burner right from day one before anyone had entered or the route finalised. We want to thank Torq for their ongoing support at the next event.
Torq are a Shropshire based fitness consultancy with roots firmly in Mountain Bike endurance events kindly provide energy gels for all riders. If you are looking for fitness consultation and sports nutrition then these guys are the best in the business.
Torq will be showcasing their sports nutrition range again at the next event.
Hydrating the Batch Burner riders once again in 2014, with a source found in an area of outstanding natural beauty, within a small range of hills above the rural village of Churchstoke, located in the sparsely populated borderland between England and Wales.
Montgomery Water will be once again providing enough water to keep all riders hydrated throughout the event with a bottle of water for every rider.
The National Trust
As the main land owners of the Long Mynd, National Trusts support for the event is crucial. Luckily for us they have an enthusiasm for developing mountain biking in the area. Finding a balance between preservation and encouraging people to explore the Long Mynd is tough job, that’s why we have worked closely with National Trust to develop the Batch Burner route to manage the impact on the landscape. With scheduled ancient monuments, wet flushes and a wealth of wildlife plus plenty of other users to consider the route and the impact needs to be carefully considered.
National Trust donated much appreciated time and resource to help make the 2013 Batch Burner run smoothly and have pledged their support again for 2014. We plan to make a donation to help fund trail maintenance.
For more information about Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, click here.
We’re the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide. Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
For this year British Cycling will once again be processing entries, supporting and promoting the Long Mynd Batch Burner. Be ready to enter by having your BC account open in advance.
Please note, you do not have to be a British Cycling member to enter the event. As part of the entry procedure you will be offered British Cycling membership options at additional cost, just click “no thanks” to enter the event without membership. Of course their are plenty of reasons to join British Cycling and its probably best to take a look at that when your not trying to get your Batch Burner entry sorted.
Raynet mast news
With Safety being at the top of our priority list when we organise the Batch Burner, communication between our marshals and event control is vital to responding to incidents and tracking rider’s locations. Although we live in a digital age, mobile phone reception can still be inconsistent on the Long Mynd so we need a reliable communication system for spreading the word.
That’s where Raynet (The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network) step in, the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided by licensed radio amateurs. Raynet have pledged to support our marshals so we can reliably communicate between checkpoints. In preparation they have been out checking their radio masts at Norbury School to make sure everything works on event day.