100 miles / 165km in a day. A “century” ride is a realistic achievement for most regular cyclist who are prepared to do some training and have the determination to complete the event. There are no big hills to climb so you can concentrate on the real challenge, 165km.
The route takes you out to Mickle Trafford where you pick up the delightful Millennium Way cycle path that takes you to the other side of Chester, back on the road for a short while until you get to the River Dee. From here you visit Hawarden Airport where you can refuel at the Chocks Away Diner. Hawarden Airport is the manufacturing site for Airbus wings, you may even be lucky enough to see one of their fleet of specially adapted planes land or take off as the Airbus Beluga transports the wings from here to Toulouse. From Chester you head 60km southwards to pass near Sleap Airfield. On the way there you pass through the delightful town of Holt and cross the River Dee for a second time, this time using the medieval bridge at Farndon.