From Abbey Street the route loops round the old Town Hall and into Friar Street, left into West Street and right onto the Oxford Road as far as Russell Street (second climb) and then right into the Tilehurst Road.
The route follows the Tilehurst Road to Lienbenrood Road and Prospect Park before turning left into Bath Road and heading back towards the town before turning right into Coley Ave and then left into Berkley Ave. Another right into Rose Kiln Lane sees the course onto the A33 dual carriageway.
it then heads for over a mile towards the Madejski Stadium; just before the stadium the route takes the customary right into Green Park but only as far as the first roundabout and then returns back towards the Stadium and the finish.
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