| This Perm is only available on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as that's when the Eureka cafe on the Wirral is open. The route has been revised in 2019 to remove some controls with limited availability, so expect a diversion to Ellesmere after crossing the Dee at Bangor-ys-y-coed.|
|Total Distance:||206km |
|Climbing:||AAA points: 0 Total ascent: 1207m Max elevation: 124m|
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|Start/finish:||Woodford (SJ 873 816, between Stockport and Wilmslow)|
Alternative starts (if you can get a timed receipt, carpark ticket or bank ATM slip to authenticate your start and finish times): Two Mills, Bangor Bunbury, Astbury, Chelford
|Controls:|| 65km: Two Mills|
*208km: Dean Row
* indicates controls available 24 hours
|Some Useful Cafes:|| 65km: Two Mills, Eureka (Wed, Fri-Sun), Little Chef|
181km: Astbury, Garden Centre
206km: Dean Row, Parkers Garden Centre
|Timings:||6 hours 52 mins (30 kph) - 14 hours 24 mins (14.3kph )|
|How to enter:||Click here to enter either online via PayPal, or by post with a cheque.|
NB: Send no Stamped Addressed Envelopes, as postal costs are included in the entry fee.
|Entry Fee:||£3.50 for members of AUK or CTC |
£6.50 for nonmembers
(includes Postage and Packing - send no SAEs!)
NB non-member's fee includes a £3.00 supplement for temporary membership of Audax UK valid for the duration of this particular event only and includes compulsory 3rd party insurance coverage. To join AUK visit AUK Membership Information
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The permanent version of the calendar event, normally run in November so a chance to ride it again perhaps in better weather. Visit the legendary cyclist's cafe using some surprisingly quiet lanes skirting Warrington, Chester, Wrexham and Crewe.
The start is from the petrol station at Dean Row, before heading through Wilmslow to pass under the airport runway using the cyclist's tunnels. Quiet lanes take you Rostherne, High Legh and Stretton with its Young Offenders' Unit. The stretch through Frodsham and Helsby uses the A56 but the presense of the nearby motorway should keep the roads fairly quiet.
After a stop at Eureka cyclists' cafe (open Wednesdays and Friday-Sunday) you skirt the west side of Chester, crossing into Wales using the Dee footbridge at Saltney.
The traditional route was revised in 2019 to cater for plenty of changes to roads and controls that have occurred over the 13 years that this ride has been in existence. Instead the ride now continues after Bangor-on-Dee to Ellesmere, before rejoining the original route at Astbury.