Alternative Route to the NBT (Avoiding the Aston Expressway)

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Good Morning All

I have received some feedback from Chris with regards to a recent run he performed from the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) to the NHS Blood & Transplant (NBT) Centre in Birmingham.

According to the Highways Agency, the A38 “Aston Expressway” is closed overnight until the 6th March, which will obviously cause SSBB riders a problem had they wished to use this route. to get to the NBT.

To avoid this particular road, Chris chose to go south on the M5 to junction 2, then on the A4123 (Birmingham to Wolverhampton road) until it merges onto the A4040. Continue south and you come to the A38 passing the Queen Elizabeth hospital on your left. Take the turning for Birmingham city centre and then the next island has a slip road to the hospitals from which point the NBT is sign posted. It is effectively straight on.

The NBT is then on the right hand side of Vincent Drive and you enter the back yard at the entrance before the building, one way system. Delivery and collection are then clearly marked.

Chris informs us that this trip should take around 1 hour 20 minutes in ordinary road/weather conditions.

We hope that proves useful to any of our riders who get called out to the NBT!

NHS Blood & Transplants

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