9.8 miles
Distance
1,302 ft
Climb
-1,303 ft
Descent
1,254 ft
High Point

With the restrictions getting a little stricter, and the news constantly being full of pandemic, the success of the first Lockdown Challenge got me thinking it might be time to set a new challenge for riders to focus on.

This time there is a slight difference, with riders having the option to make the challenge as tough as they want to, ranging from easy to extremely difficult..

I’ve devised a route made up of 5 separate loops, all of which start and finish at the crossroads in Church Stretton. The complete route is a very challenging 100km with 2,700m of climbing, enough to test even the fittest of riders to complete in a single day.
The idea of having a series of loops is you can challenge yourself to do as much as you feel happy with, and you have the option to stop and get refreshments/food reasonably regularly. Church Stretton has lots of parking availability, as well as a number of pubs, cafes and shops to stock up in.

Detailed Description
Autumn Lockdown Challenge Loop 3 - Hope Bowdler is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Shrewsbury. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,302 ft with a max elevation of 1,254 ft then descends -1,303 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Autumn Lockdown Challenge Loop 3 - Hope Bowdler mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    623 ft
  • Altitude start
    633 ft
  • Altitude end
    636 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.9%
  • Grade min
    77.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,241 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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