The Bull Ring 200
A supported or self-supported adventure

May 17 – 19th, 2024, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire

What is the Bull Ring 200?

This is a 200 mile MTB/Gravel route that orbits Birmingham in a clockwise direction. It has been created with the purpose of linking some great, and often lesser-known off-road riding spots this area offers. For 2024, we are hosting a three day supported event alongside a self-supported bikepacking adventure.

Riding through Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, the many highlights will include some of the best off-road biking trails found in the West Midlands.

You will encounter a huge array of trail gems over the 200 mile distance,  taking in bridleways, byways, singletrack, moorland, woodland, urban and some purpose-built MTB trails.

Not only is the riding superb, the views from the likes of Bredon Hill, the Malverns and the two Clee Hills are fantastic too (Brown Clee is the highest point in Shropshire).

The events start in the historical Forest of Arden area in Warwickshire and head south-west towards the Malvern Hills. The route then turns north into the Shropshire Hills AONB before crossing the Severn gorge  at the UNESCO World Heritage site at Ironbridge. It’s then across the top of the West Midlands metropolis to join a full traverse of Cannock Chase – one of the best riding areas in England!
The final part of the route heads south and utilizes some of the plentiful canals found in the West Midlands, as well as a full mixed bag of woodland and rural trails.
There are many surprises on this route, ranging from superb singletrack, great architecture and a fascinating history. 

But beware! this is a tough route for bike and rider which includes remote moorland areas above 500m. Some sections have a high technical aspect too, with steep trails, up and down, laden with rocks and roots..


210 miles (338 km)


16,360k feet (5,000m)


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What’s included in supported option ?

– Event information pack

– 2 nights camping

– 2 buffet breakfasts

– Two course meal on 2nd night

–  Luggage transfers

– Comprehensive route guide

– Fully detailed OS maps

– GPX files

– Public liability insurance

– Event T-shirt

– Big discount on Exposure Lights




What’s included in bikepacking option ?

– Event information pack

– Comprehensive route guide

– Fully detailed OS maps

– GPX files

– Public liability insurance

– Big discount on Exposure Lights




Something For Everyone!

It’s exactly the same route, but whether it’s a fully supported three dayer with a little bit of luxury or a self-supported bikepacking adventure, the choice is yours?

Contouring around the Malverns



How hard is this event?
The 200+ mile distance and the 16,000ft of elevation gain is a challenge on its own. With a large part of the route being off-road and with plenty of opportunities to test your skills, together will make this event a pretty tough ride for most.

What type of bike do I need?
A short travel mountain bike, either hardtail or full suspension would be fine. A gravel bike would also be suitable, though some of the numerous descents and gnarly sections will push your skills to the limit! Whatever your choice, your bike will need some decent off-road tyres and be in good working order.

When and Where do the events start and finish?
The events start and finish in the Warwickshire village of Wootton Wawen which is near Henley in Arden. Registration will take place on the morning of Friday 17th May from 8am*. The events themselves follow, and begin with a mass start from 9am*. The event officially finishes three days later on Sunday 19th May. (*exact times and locations to be confirmed)

How will I get to and from Wootton Wawen?
We recognise a lot of people will not be local to the event and need to travel. We strongly encourage people to get the train or car share to minimise the impact of the event. The village of Wootton Wawen has a rail link connected via Birmingham.

Where will I park?
Parking info will be released a bit nearer the time.

Can I enter on the day?
No, entries will close 2 weeks (1 week for self-supported option) before the events start. 

Will event run in bad weather?
Yes, for example if part of the route is flooded, a diversion will be in force.

I’m planning on arriving the night before, is there anywhere to camp/stay?
There’s plenty of hotel/B&B accommodation to be  found in nearby Stratford upon Avon, Alcester or Redditch. Pre & post event camping details will be released later.


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