Bishop’s Castle Tandem Triathlon

Two men riding a tandem bicycle
On Saturday 30th June 2018 the Bishop’s Castle Tandem Triathlon will be taking place.

There is the usual swim, bike ride and run but there are two bike rides and you share the work with a team member.

This event is open to all abilities and those who are competitive and those who want a leisurely day out or a bit of fun. Teams can dress up in fancy dress and there are prizes for best fancy dress, most pubs visited (maybe my husband and his friends could enter?).

The Triathlon starts with one team member doing a 1km swim at Bishops Castle Leisure Centre pool, then both team members share a 30km bike ride. The second team member then has to complete a 10 km woodland run with both finishing the event on a 5 km Sprint, I assume for the nearest pub.

There is fierce competition for the top places but this event is about inclusivity and if you want to handle round the the pubs and cafes and take in South Shropshire beautiful countryside then you can.

There is an age restriction of over 16 years, and 18 years for the run.

Entrance fee of £60 or £30 each.

Contact details


or text or phone

07876570725 or 01588 680449

The image at the top of this blog post is a public domain image from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Cider and Sausage Festival 2018

Sausages and Cider
Shropshire Festivals are launching their new Cider and Sausage Festival on 28th July 2018 at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury.

Recognising that Shropshire features some superb producers of fine pork and the best sausages, and several cider producers – this festival combines and celebrates sausages and cider.

The festival features:

  • Shropshire cider producers
  • Shropshire sausage makers
  • beers from local brewers
  • a gin bar and prosecco
  • live music from Geoff Rogers
  • street food

and also a chance to try sausage linking.

Cider and Sausages

You can find more information at the Cider and Sausage Festival Web site.

The images in this blog post are used with the kind permission of Shropshire Festivals whose copyright is acknowledged.

Shropshire Cider and Sausage Festival Logo

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018

Now in it’s 7th year the Shrewsbury Food Festival welcomed 27,000 people last year.

This year the Festival is being held in the Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, on Saturday 23rd from 10:00 to 18:30, and Sunday 24th June 10:00 to 17:00.

The Shrewsbury Food Festival is many things:

  • a festival of food and drink and crafts with more than 200 exhibitors
  • a musical showcase of local unsigned bands across two live music stages
  • family entertainment
  • a hot food court
  • celebrity chef demonstrations and chef cookery school
  • kids cookery school and kids activity area
  • artisan bars

More information can be found at the Shrewsbury Food Festival Web site.

The images used in this blog post are by kind permission of Shropshire Festivals whose copyright is acknowledged.

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018 Logo