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Course Details
IMPORTANT COURSE AMENDMENTS - 23 JULY 2003
Temporary traffic lights have appeared on the A53 Tern Hill - Battlefield.  This is connected to ongoing work on the Hodnet Bypass.  The amended course will now go to Tern Hill on A41, return to Prees Island and left on A49 from Prees to Battlefield - Amended Course is set out below:

* indicates timekeepers/marshals

PREFERRED COURSE
START at tel. Pole no 8 in the cul-de-sac approx. ¼ mile east of the event HQ
at FARNDON (Map Ref. SJ 423 542)
Route
Inter. miles
Cumul. miles
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Start on the old A534 on the Churton side of the H.Q.  At the T.P. No 8 proceed to the B5130 turn left to A534 and proceed to Barton




SECTION 1 HANDLEY CIRCUIT
LAP 1  *
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left at Cock O' Barton to Barton Village
left to duck pond signposted Handley and
follow narrow lane to Coddington
past telephone box near parish church and continue down Aldersey Lane through Aldersey Green to Handley to T junction with Old Whitchurch Road
turn left to junction with A41
continue on A41 to Platts Lane
Signposted Bruera turn left and
Proceed down  Platts Lane  to Bruera Church
where left at T Junction on to B5130
Continue on B5130 through
Aldford and Churton
bear left on B5130 Sibbersfield Lane
Continue past event HQ to meet the A534
where left and back to Barton Village

















13.252


















13.252
LAP 2
13.252
26.504
LAP 3
13.252
39.756
LAP 4
13.252
53.008

LAP 5
CIRCUIT WILL CLOSE AT 15.50
13.252
66.260
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As directed by Course Controller you will continue on A534 to Broxton Island
turn right on to A41 to Grindley Brook Island
where right Whitchurch Bypass A41 to the
second island, take third exit A41 to
next island where right on A41 to
Prees Island, encircle island and

3.901
8.738

2.274

1.708

70.161
78.899

81.173

82.881
SECTION 2 - QUINA BROOK CIRCUIT

LAP 1  *
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continue on A41 to
Wem Road Island, where left on B5476 via Tilstock to Quina Brook, where
left on unclassified road to
T junction with A49, left on A49 back to
Prees Island,


12.621


95.502
LAP 2     
12.621
108.123
LAP 3
12.621
120.744
LAP 4
12.621
133.365
LAP 5
CIRCUIT WILL CLOSE AT 21.30
12.621
145.986


SECTION  3 - TOTAL DISTANCE 42.406 MILES
PREES ISLAND - TERN HILL ISLAND - PREES ISLAND -
BATTLEFIELD ISLAND - PREES ISLAND
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encircle island  and continue on A41 to
Tern Hill Island,

  7.019

153.005
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encircle island and retrace to Prees Island
  6.932
159.937
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where left on A49 to Battlefield Island
14.242
174.179
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enircle island and retrace to Prees Island
14.213
188.392
SECTION 4 - AS SECTION 3
42.406
230.798
SECTION 5 - AS SECTION 3
42.406
273.204
SECTION 6 - AS SECTION 3
42.406
315.610
SECTION 7 - AS SECTION 3
42.406
358.016

SECTION 8 - QUINA BROOK CIRCUIT

LAP 1 *
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continue on A41 to
Wem Road Island, where left on B5476 via Tilstock to Quina Brook, where
left on unclassified road to
T junction with A49, left on A49 back to
Prees Island,


12.621


370.637
LAP 2     
12.621
383.258
LAP 3
12.621
395.879
LAP 4
12.621
408.500
LAP 5
12.621
421.121
LAP 6
CIRCUIT WILL CLOSE AT 09.15
12.621
433.742
Continue on A41 to
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Grindley brook Island, where
3.934
437.676
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Left on A41 to Broxton Island, S O
8.689
446.365

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Continue on A41
prior to Handley, turn left on to
Old Whitchurch Road and through
Handley Village past Timekeeper 1
at junction with Aldersey Lane
START OF FINISHING CIRCUIT



2.336

0.000



448.701

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continue through Handley Village where
left to rejoin A41
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Continue on A41 past Timekeeper 2
at Hatton Heath Lay-by
Continue on A41 where
Left at Platts Lane Signposted Bruera
1.897
450.998

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Continue on  Platts Lane  to Bruera Church
where left at T Junction on to B5130
Timekeeper 3


1.666


452.264

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Continue on B5130 through Aldford past
Timekeeper 4 (milestone Churton 1¼ miles)

1.982

454.246


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Continue on B5130 through Churton to
bear left on B5130 Sibbersfield Lane
past Timekeeper 5
in lay-by ¼ mile prior to event HQ


2.447


456.693
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Continue past event HQ to meet the A534
where left at Cock `O Barton to Barton Village
(gate to Millhey Farm)  Timekeeper 6


2.033


458.726

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Keep to your left and follow narrow lane
to Coddington public telephone kiosk near parish church Timekeeper 7
left to duck pond signposted Handley


1.100



459.826


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continue down Aldersey Lane
through Aldersey Green,
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Continue to Handley, T Junction with  old A41
to complete finishing circuit
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Timekeeper 1
2.127
461.953

FINISHING CIRCUIT TOTAL MILEAGE
13.252


FEEDING ARRANGEMENTS
Energy bars and drinks will be available prior to the event at HQ
Sit down feeding will be at Hodnet and Prees Cafe
Take away food and drink will be available from Prees car park during the event and
Handley Village on the finishing circuit.

RIDERS PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL BE NO OFFICIAL HANDING UP OF FOOD AND DRINK DURING THE EVENT.
YOU MUST STOP AND COLLECT

RIDERS WITH NO SUPPORT VEHICLE - bags and labels will be provided at HQ prior to the event so that night clothing, lighting, food etc can be transported to Prees or some other agreed pickup point around the course.