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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Baldwins Gate to Horton and Cheddleton Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||51.01 (82.09)|
|Posted By||S Newman|
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|This is a road route, on a mix of A, B and country roads, that is fairly hilly over the first 35 mile and has a section of flatter faster main roads during the later 20 miles.
Head west out of Baldwins Gate on the A53, heading towards Blackbrook. Immediately after the Sandy Lane crossroads, where you have right of way, take the first turn off to the right, off the A53 and onto Madeley Road, heading towards Madeley.
Follow the road to the crossroads, and turn right onto Manor Road, still heading towards Madeley. Follow the road over the railway bridge, and on until it runs parallel with the tracks and comes to the A525 T junction, on the outskirts of Madeley.
At the junction, turn right onto Bar Hill, A525, and follow the A5252 over the railway bridge, through Madeley, under the M6 annd on till the T junction in Madeley Heath.
At the junction, turn right onto Keele Road, A525, and follow it as it bends left. Then at the large angled turn off on the left, on the outskirts of Madeley Heath, turn left, off the A525 and onto Leycett Lane, heading towards Leycett. Follow the road to a crossroads, where you have right of way, just before Silverdale.
At the crossroads, turn left onto Crackley Lane, and follow the road as it bends sharp right, in Scot Hay, and continues to the B5367 T junction in Alsagers Bank.
At the junction, turn left onto High Lane, B5367, and follow the B5367 into Halmer End. As you enter Halmer End, take the turn off on the right, off the B5367 and onto Heathcote Road, heading towards Bignall End. Follow the road to a T junction.
At the junction, turn right onto Miles Green Road, and follow this road to the B5500 mini-roundabout at Bignall End.
At the roundabout, turn right onto Audley Road, B5500, heading away from Audley. Follow this road to the right hand sweeping bend and the start of the houses. On the bend, turn left, off the B5500 and onto Deans Lane, heading towards Red Street. Follow the road to the T junction.
At the junction, turn left onto Talke Road, and follow this over the A500 and on till the roundabout outside of Talke Pits.
At the roundabout, turn right onto Oak Tree Lane and then right at the A34 roundabout onto Newcastle Road, A34. Follow the A34 back to the A500 roundabout and take the first exit on the left, off the A34 and onto Peacock Hay Road, heading toward Newchapel. Follow the road to the next mini-roundabout. At the roundabout, turn left onto Hollywall Lane, and follow this road to the A50 T junction.
At the junction, turn left onto the High Street, A50, still heading for Newchapel. Follow the A50 as it sweeps right through the built up area and then take the second of the turn offs to the right, onto Colclough Lane, heading towards Newchapel. Follow the road past the Golden Hill golf course, on your left, and on till the T junction in Newchapel.
At the junction, turn right onto Newtown and follow this road as it sweeps round to the right. At the second turn off on the left, turn left onto Mellor Street, and follow this through Packmoor and on till the A527 T junction in Brindley Ford.
At the junction, turn left onto Turnstall Road, A527, and follow this as it bends right and straightens out. Take the first turn off on the right, onto Bemersley Road. Follow this to the T junction and turn right, still on Bemersley Road. Follow this to the first turn on the left, and turn left onto Greenway Bank. Follow the road past Knypersley Reservoir annd on till the T junction.
At the junction, turn left onto Sands Lane, and follow this to the Lask Edge Road T junction.
At the junction turn left onto Lask Edge Road and go to the crossroads, where you have right of way. Turn right, heading towards Horton. Follow the road to the right hand turn off for Horton.
At the turn off, turn right onto Tollgate Road and follow this straight through Horton and then sharp left and on till the T junction.
At the T junction, turn left onto Dunwood Lane, and follow this to the roundabout in Rudyard.
At the roundabout turn right onto Rudyard Road and follow this under the old railway bridge and on till the A523 T juction. At the junction, turn right onto Macclesfield Road, A523, and follow this into Leek.
In Leek, take the right hand turn, off the A523 onto St Edwards Street, A520. Follow the A520 this through Birchall, Cheddleton, Wetley Rocks, Cellarhead (where you cross the A52), and into Weston Coyney.
In Weston Coyney, turn left at the B5040 crossroads, off the A520 and onto Caverswall Road. Follow this to the T junction on the outskirts of Cookshill.
At the junction, turn right onto School Lane and follow this road through Cookshill. As you are leaving Cookshill the road turns to the left. At this point, take the turn off to the right, staying on School Lane, heading towards Meir. Follow the road until it turns sharp left beside the A50, where it becomes Uttoxeter Road, and then turns right to the A50 roundabout.
At the roundabout, take the first turn off onto the A521, still Uttoxeter Road. Follow the road into Blythe Bridge, where you take the right turn, off the A521 onto Grindley Lane, B5029.
Follow the B5029 straight across the A50 roundabout, and on till the A520 mini-roundabout in Meir Heath.
At the mini-roundabout, turn left, off the B5029 and onto Windmill Hill, A520. Go straight across the next mini-roundabout staying on the A520. Follow the A520 to the mini-roundabout in Rough Close.
At the mini-roundabout, turn right, off the A520 and onto Hartwell Lane (not the B5005), heading towards Barlaston. Follow this road into Barlaston, across the railway crossing then left and right to a crossroads where you have the right of way. Turn Right onto Old Road, heading towards Trentham. Follow the road past the golf course on your left, to the A5035 T junction in Trentham.
At the junction, turn left onto Longton Road, A5035, and follow this to the A34 roundabout. At the roundabout, turn right onto Stone Road, A34, and follow this to the turn off on the left, where there is a yellow hatched box on the road.
Turn left, off the A34 onto Whitmore Road, B5038, and follow this to the A519 crossroads.
At the crossroads go straight across, off the B5038 and onto Trentham Road, A5182. Follow the A5182 over the M6 and on till the A53 roundabout.
At the roundabout, turn left onto Whitmore Road, A53, and follow this through Whitmore, across the railway lines in Baldwins Gate, and back to the start point.
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