Club Challenge rides this Saturday 30th September
‘Hereward’s Hundred and Hereward’s Half”
Meet on Saturday 30th September for the Club Challenge Rides. In place of our usual 3 routes we will be doing a choice of either a 50 or 100 mile ride. Just turn up on the day at usual time of 0830, main carpark at Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Decide on the day which distance you’d like to do. All are invited to take part including ACC members and their friends. Participants are invited to give a suggested entry fee of £10 which will be donated to Midlands Air Ambulance in recognition of the very valuable service they have given to cyclists in the past including ACC’s own members.
Please ensure both you and your bike are in good working order before taking on the Challenge ride of your choice, make sure you carry the essentials – fuel for the ride – cash for refueling stops along the way – at least one spare tube, small puncture repair kit, multi tool or at least a tyre lever and a working pump – fully charged mobile phone – packable rain jacket. Recommend you have some lights as at this time of year the weather can be changeable 🙄
Make sure you have a good look at the routes and load onto your devices if possible, remember you can download the Strava app onto your smart phone and load the route just in case you need it.
Here are the strava links to the two routes, there is a selection of refuel stop options along the routes for you to choose from.
Cafe/refuel suggested stops – Fletchers Garden Centre Eccleshall a small deviation from the route in Eccleshall, turn left onto the Stone road, Fletchers is located on the right hand side on the outskirts.
Springslade Lodge on Camp Road Cannock chase, the routes passes this Cafe stop
Barton Marina Cafe, the route passes this also Saltbox and Nosebag, there is plenty of shops etc along the route should you run short of fuel.
Cafe/refuel suggested stops – Strawberry Garden Centre at Bramshall, located on B5027 out of Bramshall towards Uttoxeter, a small deviation to the route. A bit further along the route on the Stafford road junction is the Sylroys Cafe, the route passes right by this road side stop, there is also The Nose Bag and Saltbox, route also passes these so plenty of refuel options along the way.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the day ?