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Shirley Loop via Dorridge and Tanworth Cycle Route

England > West Midlands > Birmingham
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameShirley Loop via Dorridge and Tanworth
Distance : miles (km)25.26  (40.65)
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionWest Midlands
Start Locationshirley
End Locationshirley
Cycle Steps
Country roads and lots of hills! Great for road bikes as well as off road.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Tanworth in arden, good pub!

Near By Cycle Shops
Shirley Halfords
Red Kite Cycles
Cycling Clubs located in this region
Concorde CC
ctc Heart of England
Solihull cycling club
Your comments?
posted by:Rating : difficult :
Nice ease route. Have cycled around this area lots, it is very pleasant area and I can recommend it to anyone. Also there are plenty of nice pubs around the area, try the Railway.

posted by:Mark HickenRating : difficult :
The route is very enjoyable - our first proper ride. However, we came unstuck at the first crossing of the motorway...

..the route leads you down the thorny garden path and into a field - 1/2 hour of walking unless you want to spend 1/2 hour repairing punctures!

The field hammered our average speed and so we're going to do the run again next week avoiding the muddy bits!

Really enjoyed it nonetheless...

posted by:markahRating : difficult :
Route is quite a pleasant one, one we'll do again.

One problem we found and that might be down to my map reading skills (or lack) is the first crossing of the motorway - if you follow the route you end up down a lane, a thorny dirt track and through a ploughed field - all needed to be walked for 1/2 hour or you would spend a further 1/2 hour repairing punctures!

We'll be doing the run again next week but with the appropriate detour... :)

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