|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Stoneleigh, Coventry, Bedworth|
|Distance:||15.5 miles (24.9 km)|
|Meets:||A452, B4115, A45, A429, A4053, B4118, A444, B4082, M6, B4029, A4254|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at a roundabout on the A452 near the local Nuffield Hospital. It heads north through Blackdown and follows a straight route on a similar course to the winding River Avon. After passing Stoneleigh Park (an agricultural showground) the Avon is crossed. We then pass a golf course then bend sharply left to cross the River Sowe and enter Stoneleigh itself.
We bear right to avoid the village centre and then follow the Sowe upstream. The B4115 soon comes in from the left, then the B4113 is the dominant number in a multiplex under the A46. The two roads separate and we run through the Coventry suburb of Finham along a wide route with service roads on both sides. Presently the A45 Coventry bypass is crossed at a roundabout.
As we enter Stivichall (pronounced stychall) the service roads disappear but the road remains leafy. It's not long before we go over the Coventry to Leamington railway line, after which we skirt the War Memorial Park and climb to reach traffic lights on the A429. There's then a multiplex along that road into the city centre and then around the A4053 ring road.
The B4113 extricates itself at A4053 J1 and heads north through the inner city along Foleshill Road. After crossing the Coventry Canal it TOTSOs right at traffic lights (ahead is the B4118) and continues along the dead-straight road past the shops of Foleshill. After the road becomes residential a roundabout is reached where the A444 is crossed. There's a brief dual section on the far side. The road continues northwards, still lined with terraced houses. The canal is crossed twice more, either side of the suburb of Longford, after which, in the shadow of the M6, we go under the Coventry to Nuneaton railway line to reach a roundabout.
A D2 spur of the B4113 bears left here to reach M6 J3 and the A444 again. The mainline, meanwhile, goes under the motorway to pass through leafy Exhall before climbing into Bedworth. The old road in the town centre has been largely pedestrianised so the B4113 detours around the east side, crossing a few roundabouts as it goes. After rejoining its northward course the road heads back into open country and soon reaches a roundabout, where it cannons off the A444. There's a brief D2 section and then we run into the suburbs of Nuneaton. After a final crossing of the Coventry Canal the road bends round to the left to end at a roundabout back on the A444. The viaduct of the Coventry to Nuneaton railway line crosses over this junction.