|A three hundred to Helsby, Gobowen, Montgomery, Wem and Eccleshall|
|Total Distance:||308km |
|Climbing:||AAA points: 0 Total ascent: 1500m Max elevation: 156m|
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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): Helsby, Gobowen, Wem, Eccleshall, Sandbach
|Controls:||* 48km: Helsby - Co-op store, Petrol station, |
*102km: Gobowen - Cafe, Convenience store, ATM
153km: Montgomery - Cafe, Convenience store
*203km: Wem - Petrol station, Co-op, ATM
*240km: Eccleshall - Shops, ATM
*281km: Sandbach - Petrol station
*308km: Dean Row - Petrol station
* indicates controls available 24 hours
|Some Useful Cafes:|| 74km: Holt, Cross cafe, Garden Centre cafe|
103km: Gobowen, Betty's cafe
153km: Montgomery, Ivy House cafe
|Timings:||10 hours 16 mins (30 kph) - 21 hours 32 mins (14.3kph )|
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Second leg of the Wigley Super Randonneur Perm Series. This is an extension of the Eccleshall 200 which starts from Dean Row (near Stockport and Wilmslow) and heads west over undulating Cheshire roads to Helsby.
One of Shropshire's blue remembered hills
From Helsby the route turns southbound through Waverton, then diverts from the Eccleshall route to take in Saighton and Holt. You will ride past Bangor on Dee race course, so it might be worth while checking their race dates as I recommend avoiding those.
At Gobowen you could just call in at the Co-op near the Railway station for a snack (and the all important till receipt!), but there is the excellent Betty's Cafe just before Whittington, at Derwyn College and Hospital.
After Gobowen, there are some delightful Shropshire lanes as you skirt the spectacular scenery around Criggion to reach Montgomery. You could even call in at the Knockin Shop.
After a cafe stop at Montgomery, the route heads in a north-easterly direction to find a petrol station or the Co-op at Wem, then on to Hodnet. Note that there is a useful shortcut from Hodnet along Station Road, ignoring the "no through road" sign, through a gate and over the A53 Hodnet bypass as you head towards Eccleshall for another shop till receipt.
You pick up the Eccleshall 200 route on the final north-bound leg through Haslington, Sandbach and Holmes Chapel to finish at Dean Row.