at/from Upton Magna Village Hall (Postcode SY4 4TZ)
Website :: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-405/
120km within 10 hours. 2000m of climbing (2 Audax Altitude Award points)
A scenic day out on quiet lanes in Shropshire's blue remembered hills. 2 excellent cafe controls at Ray's Farm and Acton Scott with free drinks included and homemade soup & cake at the finish.
“Into my heart on air that kills, From yon far country blows
What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain
The happy highways where I went, And cannot come again”
From "A Shropshire Lad" by A.E. Housman
Entry costs £8 (£6 for Audax UK & CTC members). Enter online or by post.
Start and finish at Upton Magna village hall (postcode SY4 4TZ), opposite the church
Accommodation: camping space (for tents, caravans & motorhomes) is available in the field next to the hall on both Friday and Saturday nights. For more luxury there are plenty of options in Shrewsbury including Travelodges and a Premier Inn.
Routesheet & GPS files
Download the routesheet and GPS files from the AUK website event page using the following links (all files are compressed in .zip format):
All files are currently in draft, based on the 2016 edition of the event. However there are no changes currently planned.
Alternatively, the route is available on RideWithGPS, from where you can export in a variety of formats to your taste.