There was an excellent turnout this week for the launch of the annual Borderland Mountain Bike Challenge.

The Mayor, Cllr Jay Moore was on hand with sponsors, Dairi-Pak, Aico and Mule Cycles as well as a host of Borderland Rotary members to unfurl the new banner for this year’s event.

Chris Bryan-Smithfrom Borderland Rotary said, “We are now on the countdown to the challenge which will be held at 10am on Saturday 13th May and will start, as usual, from Rhiwlas Village Hall SY10 7JH and for those who may use What3Words DEFLECTION.RINGER.ENTER will take you to the front gate of the village hall”.

Jay Moore, onboard an electric mountain bike said, “This is all very exciting, and I’m thrilled to be here at the launch of this great event, it really has become an Oswestry institution, and long may it continue. And, you know these new E-bikes are a real game changer and will open up the Borderland to lots more people and I’m glad to say, they are made very welcome. Why not get involved and get out on the hills and help raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance while having lots of fun at the same time”.

If you’ve got a mountain bike, a helmet and the heart of a lion, go to  and register to take part.