Copthorne Calamities via Shrewsbury and Wem Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameCopthorne Calamities via Shrewsbury and Wem
Cycle Route Location
Start LocationCopthorne Rd, Shrewsbury
End LocationCopthorne Rd, Shrewsbury
Cycle Steps
1. Mostly flat on quiet lanes. Route best tackled clockwise. A few good climbs where you least expect them, just north of Ruyton XI towns and at Weston, after Wem. The small loop after Weston contains a graded climb, which could be tackled several times to increase distance/difficulty. Wem is approximately mid-way and has shops/cafe where you could re-fuel. As with all lanes in the area, they are very quiet, but be vigilant for tractors/4x4's.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Wem has shops/cafe. Hawkestone park is on route and has numerous follies/caves built on a sandstone ridge. Cafe at entrance to park, entry fee payable, allow several hours to walk around on foot.