30 September 2023
Hopton Castle, The Marches


2340 m

AAA points


  • Cleobury North Info Control
  • Craven Arms
  • Llanvihangel Ryhdithon info control
  • Presteigne
  • Shelsey Beauchamp Info Control

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

Soak in the autumnal colours of South Shropshire, Herefordshire and the Marches. The ‘free-controls’ are located in three cafĂ©-rich and cake-laden market towns with plenty of opportunities to share a coffee with fellow audaxers.

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

General Information

Registration and ride finishing times
Opens at 07:15 for the 08:00 departure. Riders must complete the event between 14:50 and 22:00.

Belbroughton Recreation Centre, DY9 9TG. Showers, changing facilities, grumpy controllers and toilets are available at the HQ.

The Recreation Centre is located at the end of a short private lane and signposted as ‘Recreation Centre’ on Hartle Lane (B4188) in Belbroughton.

Food and refreshments
Breakfast: Drinks, bananas, toast and biscuits will be available before setting off on your journey. Porridge pots will also be available to purchase. Cooked food will be available at the finish – probably a veggie chilli or curry.

There is free parking for cars behind the Recreation Centre, subject to availability.

Overnight accommodation
Nearby accommodation includes:
– Clent Hills Campsite (recommended)
– Travelodges at Bromsgrove, Halesowen and Kidderminster
– Premier Inns at Hagley, Bromsgrove and Birmingham South

Event surplus
Audax events are not-for-profit and should be run at cost. However, any surplus produced will be donated to a local charity.