|The ride is back in 2022 (well, possibly!). We'll review any Cocvid restrictions in January before we open for entries. In the meantime, get fit by riding one of our
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We would normally run a shorter alternative on the day, but we may just concentrate on the 200 this year.
The twentieth running of this winter Randonnee, this ride starts and finishes at Cheadle Village Hall (to the west of Stockport), with free parking and conveniently close to M60 junction 3. Or arrive by train at nearby Stockport.
Toilets and tea or coffee at the start, hot soup at the finish, a flat ride through the Cheshire and Shropshire Plains - what more could you ask for? Well, good weather I suppose. Bring your waterproofs and warm clothing just in case and don't forget your lights.
From the start, the route heads south through Holmes Chapel, Alsager, Woore to get to Newport. There are several useful cafes here, including a Costa, Waitrose superm arket and the Garden Centre on the bypass. Waitrose Supermarket even has a sign offering to 'carry your shopping back to the car' although whether that works if your car is parked in Cheadle is somewhat doubtful.
Passing Sandbach Heath church
on the Newport 200 (photo: Francis Cooke)
The return is through Loggerheads, Audlem (where there are several cafes if you need one), Wrenbury and Middlewich (where there is a Starbucks if you're ready for another coffee).
The ride now conforms to Audax's Mandatory Route rules, so be on the watch for a surprise Secret Control!