The Chain Reaction Cycles MTB marathon at Marshbrook offered 25,45 and 75km routes all starting from the Blazing Bikes HQ near Church Stretton in Shropshire. This has a bike shop, camping pods and a pub.
The long route used some woods on the side of Long Mynd before climbing it properly from the southern end. It then worked over to the Stiperstones and round to Eastridge Woods where it used a few bits of a downhill track plus a long traverse. The route returned via a very long road climb and then took in the whole of the Long Mynd from the north end before finishing off with Minton Bach.
See our ride report from October 2011 for more photos and a ride map.