Brindley Heath Parish Council

at the heart of Cannock Chase

Brindley Heath Parish Council supports the interests of residents living in the beautiful rural landscape of forest and heathland known as Cannock Chase

Ironman Event


The fourth Staffordshire IRONMAN event will be taking place on Sunday 10 June 2018. Temporary road closures will be in place across the county on race day to ensure the safety of the athletes and the wider public.

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire consists of:

  • a 1.2 mile swim in Chasewater reservoir
  • a 56 mile bike course through the countryside outside of Lichfield, Burton-upon-Trent, and across Cannock Chase
  • a 13.1 mile run that will start and finish at the Shugborough Country Estate. 

Click here to see the bike course which runs through Brindley Heath Parish. There is also a range of maps below showing road closures on the Rugeley side of Cannock Chase.

The route will follow this order:

(From Bower Lane on to) Stafford Brook Road  --> (Right turn on to) Penkridge Bank Road --> (left turn on to) Marquis Drive--> (straight across continuing on) Marquis Drive (as far as the Visitor Centre then turning back, taking a left turn onto) --> Brindley Road --> (right turn on to) Broadhurst Green (right turn on to) Penkridge Bank Road --> (left turn on to) Stafford Brook Road --> (continuing on to) Bower Lane.

The IRONMAN organisers have advised that they will be sending out information to residents and businesses located on the route about road closures that will be taking place on the day. 

The final leaflets are available for download. Please share this information to help to minimise the inconvenience on Race Day:

The leaflets are also now available at: and hard paper copies have been distributed to over 86,000 properties across the county. Road Access

Road closure times across Cannock Chase: 8:00am – 1:45pm

The bike course passes through Cannock Chase. Access to the Cannock Chase Forest recreation area will be available throughout the day from Penkridge Bank. During the above times, residents should prepare for extended travel time and alternative routes.

If you have any enquiries about road closures please contact Ironman directly at:  

The contact telephone number for race day is 0333 0116 600.

Route and Road Closures

See Schedule here

Originally from:

Link to information on Staffordshire County Council's website here