Tuesday, 9th September
On the ride from Ludlow to Haydock Park the route crosses the edge of the Stipperstones prior to entering the Shropshire and Cheshire Plains during the middle part of the day. Day 4 is the least amount of climbing of the whole Ride and after an undulating start to the day it will flatten out considerably before Knutsford. The approach to Haydock Park for the end of the stage is in slightly more suburban surroundings as the route dissects the land between Manchester and Liverpool, passing over the Manchester ship canal via a toll bridge.
Jonny’s version of this from one year ago (link).
As part of the Dulux Cycle Challenge, I’m riding to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust: “We aim to help young people realise their potential through learning in the wild. We create a supportive and challenging environment in which young people can learn about themselves and see clearly, perhaps for the first time, what they might truly be capable of achieving in life.”