The first two loops of from Church Stretton railway station is a real epic. The ride starts by passing through Ape Dale and climbing over Wenlock Edge, the route then heads westwards through Craven Arms and out to the town of Clun. You will pass the ruins of Clun Castle and continue west, circumnavigating around Clun Forest. At the most westerly point of this route, you will cross the border into Wales and pick up some spectacular views of the Welsh mountains before entering a superb downhill.
The route then makes its return leg heading east, passing near the town of Montgomery before crossing the border to the town of Bishop’s Castle. The final sting in the tail is a quick up and over the Long Mynd, a spectacular range of hills with some stunning views and challenging asphalt.
Start point: Church Stretton railway station
Grid reference: SO 45529 93605
Postcode: SY6 6PG
Total distance: 104km
Total elevation: 1572m
Max elevation: 492km
To see a rough map of this route, click here.