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Crossing the bridge at Bangor
Visit the legendary cyclist's cafe on the Wirral. Start and finish is at Cheadle Village Hall (west of Stockport), which is handy for M60 junction 3 and has plenty of free parking. There will be toilets and tea or coffee at the start and hot soup and cakes for when you finish.
The outward journey skirts the Airport and finds some very pleasant Cheshire lanes to reach Preston Brook, then follows the A56 through Frodsham and Helsby to reach Mickle Trafford.
The cyclist cafe at Two Mills is world famous, looking after cyclists for over 80 years - they know we want it quick, cheap and probably on toast.
The ride then nips into Wales, and crossing the River Dee at Saltney and at Bangor-is-y-coed before calling at Newton Hall Ice Cream Farm cafe.
If you are early enough, there is another cafe at Astbury, otherwise the final control is at a nearby petrol station, which has a hot drinks machine.
The last leg uses more Cheshire lanes for which, given the time of year, you may find good lights useful.
If you enter the event but find that you cannot ride on the day because of bad weather, bad health, or family commitments, the ride is registered as a Permanent so you can ride at some more convenient (and warmer) time of year.
Saddleworth Clarion cross into Wales at Saltney