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The resumption of Audax UK rides means that we have reinstated this popular event for 2022. We've been running it for twenty years, but had to take a break in 2020 and 2021, so its good to be back in business.
Cysyllte Bridge
Cysyllte Bridge

The ride still goes to Chirk (of course) which is just in Wales, but we have diverted the route away from an increasingly busy Gledrid Services roundabout on the A5. Instead we now cross the River Dee at Cysyllte bridge, dated 1697 so take care not to scratch it. From the bridge, you get a great view of the nearby Pontcysllyte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which quite obviously takes its name from this earlier crossing. Indeed, if you have a head for heights, you may instead take the opportunity to walk over what is both Great Britain's longest and the world's tallest aqueduct.

The ride starts from Poynton Methodist Church where you'll be welcomed with a cup of tea (or coffee). The early part of the ride then heads towards Bollington using lanes from the original version of the route when we started at Wood Lanes. Then it's fairly flat across Cheshire into Wales. Unfortunately we've lost the Craft Centre cafe at Poole, but we're looking at some possibilities along the route as we head towards Malpas.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The ride returns into England with a short but testing climb at Pont Llygoden. The rest of the route will be familiar to previous riders, taking in Carden and Tattenhall. You can still stop at Newton Hall Icecream Farm, but on a sunny afternoon you will find it very busy. Instead our control is at Tarporley where there is a coffee machine in the Spar, or there is a cafe at the Shire Horse Centre.

We'll be using the eBrevet e_Brevet app so download this to your smart phone (if you have one). You'll still be given a traditional Brevet Card on actual card.
A short climb on an otherwise flatish ride
A short climb on an otherwise flatish ride

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