Rideout from Dobbies Garden Centre, Gailey to Sleap Airfield via Whittington Castle

Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 00:00

Starting from: Dobbies Garden Centre, Gailey, Dobbies Garden Centre, Saxon Cross House, Watling St, Gailey ST19 5PP

Going to: Sleap Airfield via Whittington Castle, Castle St, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DF & Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury SY4 3HE

The pace of the ride will be: Medium, not fast at all

The type of bikes it is suited to are: All types of bike

The type of roads being ridden along: Mainly A roads and B roads

What weather will it go ahead in: All weathers

The ride out will last approximately 3 hours.

Anyone is welcome to come along on this ride out.

This ride is a round trip of just over 100 miles and approx 2hrs 45 mins total riding time.

Route details:
From Dobbies we will ride along the A5 nearly to Oswestry, branching off North to Whittington and it's castle. After a wander round the ruins, shop and cafe at the castle we will then go through Ellesmere, Welshampton and Wem to arrive at Sleap Airfield. I am reliably informed that the cafe at the airfield is worth a visit, so we will stay here long enough to watch the comings and goings of the assorted air traffic and have some lunch. From Sleap we will head East (ish) until we meet the A41 where we will turn back towards Wolverhampton through Hinstock and past Newport until we meet the A5 once again. We will then head East along the A5 until we arrive back at Dobbies.

Click here to see the proposed route

How to recognise the organiser:
We will meet on Dobbies car park just inside the A5 entrance at 10.00 a.m. to leave at 10.45 a.m. I will be on a black Tiger 955i or a green 900 Sprint.

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