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As is traditional, we will start from 21 Portland Place London, W1B 1PY on Monday 20th September 2021. The Grand Depart will be at 8:45am.

We will plan coffee stops at around 25 miles, and lunch at around 50 miles. 

The over-night hotels are all Premier Inns, but obviously you may choose any hotel you want. However, Premier Inns do not mind bicycles being kept in the bedrooms!

Day 1 Monday 20th September 2021

London to Banbury  80.5 miles

Day 2 Tuesday 21st September 2021

Banbury to Shrewsbury  92 miles

Day 3 Wednesday 22st September 2021

Shrewsbury to Liverpool 60 miles

The routes are plotted directly to the Premier Inns in each town!

All the routes have been tested and ridden previously

Day 1 London to Banbury

This is the almost the same route that we have taken on day 1 for both Liverpool 2017 and Dublin, and the first 30 miles in 2019. It goes via the well-paved part of the Grand Union Canal for 10 miles, then through Ruislip and Harefield before coffee in Little Chalfont. There is a gentle climb to the Chilterns and through the Waddesdon National Trust estate, maybe negotiating a closed gate. Lunch is at the Green Dragon Eco Farm. Then there are some very quiet country lanes before arriving in Banbury.

Premier Inn in Banbury

Coffee at Koho in Little Chalfont.

Lunch at Green Dragon Eco Farm

Evening meal probably at that Italian again.

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Day 2 Banbury to Shrewsbury

Coffee in Stratford at 24 miles, Boston Tea Party. 10 yards off to the left at the roundabout in Stratford.

Lunch in Kinver at 58 miles - Olga Dunn cafe, or the pub over the road.

Afternoon optional stop in Ironbridge for Ice-cream or Pie

Premier Inn in Shrewsbury city centre.

Evening meal likely to be Indian.

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Day 3 Shrewsbury to Liverpool

Coffee in Whitchurch at 20 miles - optional stop or just grab a snack

Lunch at Okells Garden Centre cafe at 39 miles.

Mersey ferry from Birkenhead to Albert Dock, and Conference centre - we'll check times nearer the day.

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