Route 45, also known as the Mercian Way, forms part of the Chester to Salisbury route.
The Cheshire section follows rural roads, through several small villages and hamlets. The route is undulating with no real climbs before Bickerton, Harthill and Burwardsley. The last section from Waverton to the city centre is along the canal towpath where the route is common with 70 and 71.
The start and finish points of the route in Cheshire are marked by two bronze statues of a Mercian Warrior.
From the Wyre Forest to Chester, the route runs through the former ancient Kingdom of Mercia, one ruled by Offa, the first man to claim the title of King of England.
• Always follow the cycle safety code.
• Check your bike is mechanically safe, wear a helmet and correct clothing.
• Always give way to walkers.
• Take care when merging with major/other roads and cycling in towns.
Please use Ordnance Survey map and signs. Please note that the downloadable route pack details were produced by the former Cheshire County Council.
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