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The Kidderminster Killer Audax - Saturday 21st July 2018





AAA Points:


Start / Finish:

Belbroughton, near Kidderminster


-Acton Scott Farm Tea Room -Montgomery (open control with cafes available)

Average overall speed required:

14.3 - 30kph

This event is regarded as a classic in audax circles and for justifiable reasons.

The Kidderminster Killer provides a challenging ride through scenic and rural countryside.  It often changes character from rolling pastoral landscape to the starker heather clad fells of the Long Mynd.  In places, some of the gradients are quite challenging but riders are soon rewarded with distant views.  Controls are located at Acton Scott Farm, Montgomery and Ludlow where good quality cafes can be used for replenishment. 

The 2016 route was revised to include a traverse around the side of Clee Hills and over Clowes Top, meaning fewer busy roads. The overall amount of ascent remains the same.

Blog posts and images by previous participants will give an impression of the event :

Blog by Lucy Sturgess

Lucy Buchanan Parker  & Alberto Contreras Sanz

Images by Ian Taylor

Things to be aware of:

  • Remember your lights. It is easy to underestimate your journey time on this route. Dusk is at 9:15pm
  • The route uses a number of narrow lanes that may be covered by gravel.
  • Ensure that your brake blocks have plenty of tread. Some sections require extreme caution on descents.
  • There is no rescue back-up but there are a number of rail stations near the route in case you need to opt-out.
  • Some climbs are graded at 20% for short sections. Compact or triple chainrings should suffice.
  • Not all of the control points are staffed but provision for obtaining Brevet Cards, ATM or till receipts will be available.
  • Remember a pen for writing down answers to the information control questions.

Final route sheets and GPX files will be e-mailed to entrants prior to the event

2017 GPXs:

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4

GPS are qwerky bits of kit and sometimes the GPX downloads may interpret the files differently onto your machine. Also:
- Please note that you will need to monitor your distance in order not to over-shoot any information control. Failure to provide an answer to an information control question may invalidate your audax attempt.
- View the route sheet to note any important hazard information.

Please note the GPS files have been generated with maximum definition for profiling purposes. And as such probably has too many track points for most GPS units, it is a relatively simple task to reduce this to a number suitable for your unit. First of all, save the file attached to your hard drive. And once on the create route page, upload the file. Once uploaded, click on the options box, and enter the number of points you wish to reduce to. Then click reduce, you can then down load this file to your hard drive and then to your GPS. The file can be found via the Export function on RidewithGPS. If you're going to utilise them, please use the files that best suit your machine, and I leave you to make that decision. I am not a GPS user, so I am afraid that I am unable to offer any further advice.



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