Easy from brum. Get onto the A38 towards Derby/Burton then get off at the Litchfield junction and head for Rugeley. I’d guess, with no traffic holding you up, about 40 mins (if you don’t mind getting a reasonable lick on on the dual carriageway) – about the same time it takes me from where I live but coming from the other direction, so definitely worth it. You can get around the whole trail in less that 2hrs and if you want to repeat/session the upper and lower cliff downhills you can climb back up and come back down in about 15 mins for lower cliff and similar for upper cliff. This is my usual run – a loop round the trail with a few repeats of upper and lower cliff.Posted 3 years agoprawnyMember
I live right by the chase and work in Brum. Piece of wee-wee to get to, no need for a car if you don’t have one with you.
I’d say if you are that close Cannock is very worth the trip, for road or off road. I ride the dog a LOT and don’t understand the bad rep it has, as long as you don’t go on a sunny Sunday afternoon it’s brilliant.Posted 3 years agobarffyMember
Sutton Park is good but you have to know where you are going for the best bits! Same with Baggeridge Park which is small but again most of the fun bits aren’t obvious if you don’t know they are there! If you do go to Cannock then make sure you do the Monkey in addition to the Dog. Cannock’s ‘best bits’ in my opinion are the off-piste sections though.Posted 3 years ago
If you are in central Birmingham then yes the train is a good bet. I live in Rugeley and at the moment commute by train from Rugeley Town into New Street. It take between 50-55 minutes.
To get to the way marked trails from the station is a sensible ride.
Rugeley Town Station’s postcode is WS15 1BL and the trail head for Follow the Dog / Monkey is at Birches Valley which is WS15 2UQ if you want to look on Google maps.
Trail info and stuff here; http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/Posted 3 years ago_tom_Member
By sessioned do you mean ridden badly by a mediocre rider on a fancy new bike all captured on a Gopro?
No I mean ridden a few times as they can easily be looped taking the fire road back to the bottom of the climbs. Although your description fits me on Monday quite well 😳Posted 3 years agojekkylMember
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I’ve missed a thread here haven’t I?
not quite… on the FB group someone posted up a pic of a half eaten (barf) cucumber together with some used jonnies that they *ahem* came across over the chase. 😕Posted 3 years ago
run down marquis drive after dark from the very top near the tackeroo and the it’s nearly always got cars on with god knows what going on inside, together with a load of teenagers in small cars with lots of smoke inside playing loud tunes. 🙂 the chase has something to offer everyone.
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