|The Permanent version of Winter Solstice, heading out to cross the Weaver near Davenham and over the Dee to Wales in Holt before returning to England through Malpas and Whitchurch to Market Drayton. Return to Stockport through Shavington Park and over Harthill to Tattenhall. Can be ridden in either direction.|
|Total Distance:||202km |
|Climbing:||AAA points: 0 Total ascent: 730m Max elevation: 150m|
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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): Davenham, Holt, Market Drayton, Middlewich
|Controls:|| 66km: Holt - shop, cafe|
*106km: Market Drayton - shop, petrol station
143km: Tattenhall - shop
174km: Middlewich - petrol station, shop, ATM
*202km: Dean Row - Petrol station
* indicates controls available 24 hours
|Some Useful Cafes:|| 53km: Gatesheath, Old Ma Coffee Shop|
66km: Holt, Cross cafe, Garden Centre cafe
143km: Tattenhall, Ice Cream Farm
176km: Middlewich, Little Chef
202km: Dean Row, Parkers Garden Centre
|Timings:||6 hours 44 mins (30 kph) - 14 hours 08 mins (14.3kph )|
|How to enter:||Click here to enter either online via PayPal, or by post with a cheque.|
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|Entry Fee:||£3.50 for members of AUK or CTC |
£5.50 for nonmembers
(includes Postage and Packing - send no SAEs!)
NB non-member's fee includes a £2.00 supplement for temporary membership of Audax UK valid for the duration of this particular event only and includes compulsory 3rd party insurance coverage. To join AUK visit AUK Membership Information
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The permanent version of the Winter Solstice calendar event, a route deliberately chosen for its lack of climbing, so it makes a good ride for those riding 'fixed'. If it's a flat ride, with quiet lanes and the option of several welcoming cafes that you are after, this is a ride for you.
And if you've ridden the Winter Solstice and fancy something a little different, you can now ride this Perm in the opposite direction!
From the edge of Stockport, you head out over the Cheshire Plain to Davenham, crossing the Weaver to Whitegate and Beeston. You cross the Dee at Farndon to enter Wales at Holt before returning to England through Malpas and Whitchurch to Market Drayton.
Return to Stockport through Shavington Park to Tattenhall, then skirt Nantwich and Middlewich.