In audax lingo, a permanent audax is an event that can be ridden at any time of year. The only exception is the day of the calendar event. You can also start at any of the control locations.
Audax Altitude Award Points: 3.5
Controls: Bewdley, Bromyard, Ludlow, Knighton, Montgomery & Bridgnorth. Riders may start at any control.
The Montgomery Madness is a challenging and rewarding at the same time. The countryside is varied from pastoral valleys to the fells of the Stretton Hills. It can be a busy start in Bewdley but for the majority of the route, you follow quiet lanes. It is very up and down and a good degree of fitness is require to complete 3450m of climbing. The route crosses the Bromyard Downs, Mortimer’s Forest, Kerry Ridgeway, Weston Bank, Stiperstones, Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge amongst others. Shops, cafes and ATMs are available as controls. The route can be started in Bewdley, at any other control point, or in Church Stretton with a brevet card.
There are plenty of cafes to consume cake on-route, along with shops and banks where receipts as proof-of-passage can be obtained.
E Brevet (only available when starting from Bewdley), GPX and completed brevet cards are accepted as evidence of proof of passage.
The route is best avoided in winter conditions unless you like the rough stuff.
The event is run under Audax UK regulations. You should familiarise yourself with Audax UK regulations, guidance, and advice (available in AUK publications, at www.aukweb.net or on request from the organiser). The event is not a race or trial of speed. You are expected to follow the rules of the road and show consideration toother road users.