9.8 miles
1,302 ft
-1,303 ft
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..

Iā€™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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More Stats for Autumn Lockdown Challenge Loop 3 - Hope Bowdler mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 28 min
  • Altitude min
    623 ft
  • Altitude start
    633 ft
  • Altitude end
    636 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,241 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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