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Another flat event from Poynton, but this time with a sting at the beginning - it's an 11 o'clock start (that's the one at night) so you will definitely need your lights. However, we don't go through any big towns on the way so you shouldn't have too much problem with rowdy pub customers.
It's an out and back ride to Newtown. First stop is on the Whitchurch bypass where you'll find a nice warm 24 McDonalds for a coffee and doughnut.
Need somewhere to stay before or after the ride? Try the Travelodge at Adlington, or perhaps a budget hotel at nearby Manchester Airport. There is a Camping/caravan site in Higher Poynton. You will find a Youth Hostel in Central Manchester.
Next it's Dinky's Diner, a legend in Audaxing circles, a 24 hour roadside diner on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. Here we'll mix with clubbers, not quite sure what to make of us (nor we them I suppose!).
Dawn will be breaking as we ride the next stretch via Montgomery to reach Newtown for breakfast of porridge and coffee at McDonalds, before returning to Dinky's for breakfast number two.
The end is in sight by now as we return via Montford Bridge heading for lunch at Radway Green garden centre cafe. If that's just a step to far, we pass the Old Priest House cafe, a firm favourite in Audlem.
There's a sting in the tail of this ride; just leave something in the tank for the Col de Birtles. This is by no means a mountain but it can feel like one as you face the climb from Redesmere on the way back to Poynton.