what about organising a audax for this. I need to do an audax to be able to enter PBP or ofr the qualifier.
Ugo, zoom in on your route, in Shenstone, where you go from Churchill Road to Main Street, that’s a pedestrian alleyway between the two that has no cycling signs at both ends and a kerb to hop up if you ignore them. Better to go left onto Schoolfields Road, right onto St Johns hill and down New road to reach almost the same point on Lynn lane.
Other than that the part from Middleton to Brewood would be all ok - from memory.
A mate and I are planning an attempt on the weekend of 20th/21st October, day depending on the weather forecast.
The route really does go past my front door so I can’t refuse... but I’ll wait until July. I may even be ready by then....
Looks good, wish I lived closer. Good luck to all, just out of interest Paulo, can you keep thread updated with rides and times?
You can still cross Ironbridge, although you need to dismount, as it’s a walkway on the side of the bridge shared with pedestrians. Nice climb out of there
do you have to do the ride (or plan to) to join, not sure how strata clubs work or the etiquette of?
Good work fella. If I’d known you were passing I’d have cheered you on.
Looks like a good route, I'm glad you dropped the part along the A41, that road is not a good idea for cycling, especially at that point... I'm planning to steal the part of the route from Shenstone to Cannock Chase this weekend as the warmup to a gravel ride, as the full 200km is a bit beyond me at the moment. It's a nice thing to aim for though - The closest point on the route (Lynn Lane/Ashcroft Lane in Shenstone) is only 13km from home, so this is virtually on my doorstep.
Awesome Ugo. Food included too, a proper Audax!
Casual ride for club members... if anyone is local and wants to joinhttps://www.strava.com/clubs/472362/group_events/389068