10:00 Wednesday February 21 2024
Current Participants: 12 space(s) available
- David Brewer:
- Mark Burrows:
- Steve Downs:
- Ken Fearon:
- Andy Goodwin:
- David Hill:
- Robert Holmes:
- Peter Williams:
By booking onto this ride you agree that:
- you will act responsibly and adhere to the rules of the road and countryside;
- you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure that any manoeuvre that you make is carried out safely;
- you confirm that you are fit and healthy enough to participate in the ride;
- you confirm that you have read and are aware of the Wirral Cycling Group Risk Assessment policy
- your cycle is in a safe, legal and roadworthy condition (see GCN’s 6 Checks Before You Ride);
- you have read Cycling UK’s advice on riding in a group;
- you understand that Cycling UK or Wirral Cycling Group cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability during the ride.
On the day we suggest that you should bring:
- wet weather wear and warm clothing
- a spare inner tube, a pump and tyre levers
- some food and drink to keep you going
- money for emergencies (and possibly lunch)
- a mobile phone
and that you should carry details of your address and an emergency telephone contact number, just in case.
Red Rooms (Arrowe Park Golf shop cafe) to Chocks Away cafe Saltney Ferry
Route Out This ride is a C ride, Prenton, Levers Causeway, Brimstage, Hooton, Capenhurst, Backford (Chester Gates) before heading through Saughall, over the Saltney Ferry Bridge to Chocks Away on the Aviation Park.
Distance The ride is 26.2 miles round to Chocks Away, and will be a Grade C ride. With a return route back to Red Rooms 19.9 miles. 46.1 in total.
Return Route Turn left out of the aviation park passing through Sandycroft, Queensferry, over the old Welsh Rd bridge and turning on to the River Dee path towards Howarden Railway Bridge. We will then make our way back through the Deeside Ind Est and over the Burton Marshes (boards) to Burton. I will then work my way through Ness and Neston up towards the Runnel / Boathouse LN, and back through Heswall to Barnston and Arrowe Park.
Meeting We will be meeting at Red Rooms at 09:45 for a 10:00 depart.
Possible obstacles No major problems with this route, it is familiar to most of us, we will take extra care when crossing any main roads or major junctions we will look for pedestrian crossings / islands and traffic lights.
Outward Route is available on Komoot Red Room to Chocks Away
Lunch will be at Chocks Away about 12.45, Should you have any dietary needs then please contact the cafe and make your own individual arrangements. tel: 01244539205
Hazards Riding a bicycle on public roads is inherently a risk, from busy traffic, you can mitigate those risks by being aware of other road users and anticipating their likely actions. If you have not done so then please do read the WCG guide and Risk Assessment policy
After Lunch I will be returning back to Arrowe Park, up through Neston, Heswall, and Barnston
Trains On the outward leg there a number of Merseyrail stations that will take you to Wirral I would advise you to bring money for both your lunch and the train should you choose to use them.
Questions via email please to Peter Williams