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The 2017 The Tour of the Black Country

The Tour of the Black Country

May 12 2019
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK

The Tour of the Black Country is inspired by the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix. Due to exceptional public demand, 2017 will see the introduction of a new 100-mile route option – in addition to the original 100km (62-mile) option -, which includes a total of nineteen unpaved gravel and cobbled sectors, varying in length from 600m to 4000m – all of which are passable on a standard road bike. Each sector is rated according to difficulty; one star being the most straightforward, five stars being the most difficult.

The five-star sectors include the ‘Waltonberg’ cobbled climb, the epic 4km-long Glasshampton Monastery sector, and the astonishing Clent gravel climb, whose summit provides a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the Black Country, the Malvern Hills and Wales. The route finishes, as does Paris-Roubaix, on a large outdoor velodrome, at Aldersley Stadium. The roads of the Tour of the Black Country are mostly traffic-free, and the majority of the unpaved sectors are closed to all traffic. The original 100 km (62-mile) route option includes 15 of the 19 unpaved sectors, including the iconic Waltonberg and velodrome finish.

**The 100-mile route option includes four spectacular new off-road sectors: Abberley Hall, Witley Court (both 4 stars), and the truly epic Glasshampton Monastery and Clent sectors (both 5 stars) We believe that this will make the 100-mile version of the Tour of the Black Country one of the most unique, challenging and exciting events in Britain.**

The 2017 The Tour of the Black Country

 
Routes: 62 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
What's Included?

The event will have a French theme, with a variety of French foods, coffee and a glass of Champagne for every finisher.

In addition, everyone who completes the course will be presented with a lump of top-quality Black Country coal, mined from the ground under the very same roads that the route follows.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Controlled Intersections
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Start Address: Aldersley Velodrome, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW
 
 
 
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