Cat & Fiddle Challenge

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Take part in the Cat & Fiddle Challenge to raise funds for the Livability charity. With 2 routes to choose from with plenty of undulations, these 96k and 79k rides are fantastic for all. Come to explore the stunning scenery of Staffordshire.
Jodrell Bank Loop , and Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022
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Sun, 11 Sept 2022
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW, UK
Start times
Sun, 11 Sept 2022
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022:
8:00am |
Jodrell Bank Loop :
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Cat & Fiddle Challenge
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022
Jodrell Bank Loop
Route information
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022
  • Distance: 96k
  • Ascent: 1292m
This challenge will take you along quiet lanes with smatterings so climbs and sweeping descents for you to enjoy. The route will take you up the notorious Cat & Fiddle climb. On this route take in amazing landmarks such as Mow Cop Castle and Jodrell Bank, you will also reach some of the highest villages in England. This route will be fully signposted.
Jodrell Bank Loop
  • Distance: 79k
  • Ascent: 533m
This loop will be faster than the challenge, there are also fewer climbs too. You will weave your way through the picturesque Cheshire countryside. Before passing through Jodrell Bank back towards the finish.
What's included
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available
  • Mechanical support
  • GPS files and route maps
How to get there
Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW, UK
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By Car
Port Vale FC is situated just North of Stoke-on-Trent and can be accessed from the A53 or the A500.
Parking is provided at Port Vale FC, Hamil Road, Burslem, ST6 1AW. Full details and directions will be emailed out to all riders in the week before the ride.
By Train
Longport Station is just a short distance from Port Vale FC.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
10:00 Registration closes
08:00 - 10:15 Ride starts
Registration will be held at Port Vale FC. There will be toilets, refreshments available, and cycling spares and accessories supplied by Rourke Cycles.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 18 years or older to ride solo. All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Event Start
Once you have registered you can start at any time during the start window, 08:00 - 10:15.
Charity Support
This event supports LivabilityExternalLink, a charity that strives to transform how people with disabilities connect with their communities.
Kit List
Mandatory Kit
All riders must wear a suitable helmet when riding and ride an appropriate roadworthy bicycle.
Will the routes be signposted?
The Cat & Fiddle Challenge is the only route that will be signposted. The other two will be navigated by GPS files, or map and route cards.
Will there be mechanical support?
Yes, all 3 routes will have mechanical support from a mobile mechanic.
Are any of the routes off-road?
The Towpaths, Tracks and Trails route will be 95% off-road meaning only off-road bikes are suitable.
2 reviews
Did the Jodrell Bank Loop in 2022
Did the Jodrell bank loop... fab scenery and fast descents as well as lots of climbing. Shame no food stop on this route so didn't really get to chat to people.
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