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Beyond The Dyke

02/10/2021 - Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Powys - Audax

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2445 m

AAA points

Belbroughton (start and finish)
Craven Arms
+ two information controls at Dolau and Shelsey Beauchamp

If you have not guessed already, this route crosses Offa's Dyke.

This route was created by the late Alan Mason, an organiser who produced many great audax routes during the early days of Audax UK.

No expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie bags, no numbers, no gold standard times, no broom wagons and no pretending at the finish to have looked into the jaws of hell and survived.

Beyond the Dyke is cycling at its best. It's about a good distance in a day, riding at a sensible pace with good company, travelling through quiet and pleasant countryside in the orange glow of an autumn day before winter arrives.

Soak in the autumnal colours of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Mid-Wales as you cross The Marches and the border with Cymru. The 'free-controls' are located in three cafe rich and cake laden market-towns with plenty of opportunities to share a coffee with fellow audaxers.

This last ran in 2018 on a very wet and windy day yet it was enjoyed as a great route. The first section undulates to the side of Brown Clee before making a rapid descent to the frontier town of Craven Arms. From here on you progress through the Marches and across the border to pass under the spectacular Knucklas Viaduct. It is then a hilly section through the rolling hills of mid-Wales to Presteigne via Dolau. The return is then gentler albeit a harsh climb out of Shelsey Beauchamp.

Dusk is a 18:30 and it is always a great idea to carry lights just in case of delay.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Belebroughton Recreation Centre
Address Line 2 Belbroughton
Town Stourbridge
County Worcestershire
Postcode DY9 9TJ
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details

Organiser Details
Name Philip Whiteman
Email Email Hidden
Phone +447969079242
Address Line 1 2 Drayton Terrace,
Address Line 2 Drayton Road, Belbroughton
Town Stourbridge
County West Midlands
Postcode DY9 0BW

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