| A revised route for 2019, with a new control at Shawbury as a replacement of several controls with limited accessibility, giving 24/7 options at all controls. A tour of the Meres of Cheshire and Shropshire|
|Total Distance:||205km |
|Climbing:||AAA points: 0 Total ascent: 1381m Max elevation: 183m|
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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): Dones Green, Ellesmere, Haslington, Rode Heath, Macclesfield
|Controls:||* 35km: Dones Green|
* 94km: Ellesmere
*194km: Broken Cross
*205km: Dean Row
* indicates controls available 24 hours
|Some Useful Cafes:|| 35km: Dones Green, Let's Eat cafe (open 7 days)|
47km: Delamere, Station cafe, Visitor Centre cafe
75km: Malpas, The Old School Tea Room
140km: Market Drayton, Morrisons cafe, Wetherspoons, Costa
204km: Dean Row, Parkers Garden Centre
|Timings:||6 hours 50 mins (30 kph) - 14 hours 20 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, which is normally run in winter, so here is a chance to ride it again perhaps in better weather. In fact, if you pick a good day to ride (and it's a Perm, why would you pick a bad day?) you could buy a sandwich at Ellesmere petrol station and find a bench beside The Mere for a perfect alfresco lunch.
The route passes the many Meres of Cheshire and Shropshire (Mere, Budworth Mere, Hatchmere, Delamere, Oakmere, Newton Mere, Blake Mere, Ellesmere, White Mere, and Colemere). This is excellent cycling countryside with lots of quiet lanes. Although not a hilly ride, these are numerous undulations, but probably fine for those who insist on riding fixed.
The 2019 revision has done away with several controls that were open for limited hours, and all controls now have 24/7 options.