Back with gusto this event will our first full calendar event since the pandemic and there will be some new surprises in store along the route
- Distance 213km
- Climbing 3750m
- AAA points 3.75
- Start/finish Belbroughton, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire
- Big Climbs Sheep Walks; Much Wenlock, The Burway, Stiperstones, The Cwm, Fiddler's Elbow, Mortimer's Forest, Clee Hill, Clowes Top.
- Control locations Church Stretton, Montgomery, Ludlow
- Average overall speed required 14.3–30kph
- Field limited to 150 riders
IT IS BACK, YIPPEE. The Kidderminster Killer is a classic audax that is challenging by reputation but very enjoyable to complete. Lots of Shropshire views across The Marches on route.
The 2021 route has been slightly changed to remind riders what hill climbing is like after the pandemic malaise. Outbound riders will head straight to Church Stretton before encountering The Long Mynd, after which it as a loop through Montgomeryshire including The Cwm and Fiddler’s Elbow. Upon arriving at Ludlow you could head for a Michelin Star restaurant if that is your sort of thing. Then the final stretch takes around the side of Clee Hill and back to Belbroughton. This is a stunning route but with lots of up and down along the way. Take time and enjoy the views.
GHQ Start and Finish
Opens at 07:30 for an 08:00 departure. Riders must complete the event between 14:50 and 22.30.
Belbroughton Recreation Centre, DY9 9TG. Showers, changing facilities 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 at GHQ
Breakfast: Drinks, bananas, toast and biscuits will be available before setting off on the journey. Porridge pots will also be available to purchase. There will be refreshments available for riders at the finish line.
Food and drink en route
Can purchased from cafes or shops at the control locations or in between.
Audax events are not-for-profit and should be run at cost. However, any surplus produced will be donated to a local charity.
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