Cycle Ride Database
Martin Covey has been building a database of scenic B road and country lane cycle routes rides in our region. The MapMyFitness database includes the routemap, elevation profile and a brief description and route grading. Some of these are detailed below (click on the ride title for more info from MapMyFitness). If you feel like you’d like to share your favourite rides, please get in touch with Martin using our MVH enquiries address. We’d really like to share them here.
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Ride 1 – Barton to Wiggington
Distance: 45KM – Climb: 110M – Grade: 2/10 – Comments: Easy ride with minimal hills
Ride 2 – Hill Reps Cannock Chase
Distance: 52KM – Climb: 340M – Grade: 9/10 – Comments: Tough route with hill reps on Coalpit Lane and Stile Cop Road
Ride 3 – Hill Reps Marchington Cliff
Distance: 54KM – Climb: 344M – Grade: 9/10 – Comments: Tough ride including Hanbury Hill, Marchington Cliff, Woodroffe’s Cliff, Banktop Road, Brakenhurst Road
Ride 4 – Barton to Chorley
Distance: 62KM – Climb: 182M – Grade: 5/10 – Comments: Scenic route with a few rolling hills
Ride 5 – Barton to Orton on the Hill
Distance: 53KM – Climb: 175M – Grade: 5/10 – Comments: Scenic ride with a few easy hills
Ride 6 – Barton to Bassets Pole
Distance: 63KM – Climb: 222M – Grade: 6/10 – Comments: Scenic route with a couple of steady climbs. Care required for busy A road near Bassetts Pole otherwise quiet country lanes.
Ride 7 – Cannock Chase and back
Distance: 74KM – Climb: 362M – Grade: 7/10 – Comments: Long steady climb to the top of Cannock Chase but well worth it for the views and fast descent back to Millford Common before returning via Blithfield
Ride 8 – Barton to Market Bosworth
Distance: 78KM – Climb: 251M – Grade: 6/10 – Comments: Long ride to Market Bosworth on quiet lanes. Rolling hills. Care required on busier section through Measham – A444.
Ride 9 – Barton to Abbotts Bromley
Distance: 41KM – Climb: 147M – Grade: 4/10 – Comments: Moderate ride with a few rolling hills on quiet lanes. Care required for 6KM on B5013 crossing Blithfield and through Abbotts Bromley.
Ride 10 – Barton to Doveridge
Distance: 67KM – Climb: 293M – Grade: 6/10 – Comments: Scenic ride through quiet lanes and rolling hills to Marston Montgomery. Care required through Uttoxeter onto cycle path alongside A50 to Doveridge
Ride 11 – Route around Blithfield
Distance: 59KM – Climb: 219M – Grade: 4/10 – Comments: Scenic ride with quiet lanes and a few easy hills