(C) Thornton Hough to Meadow Lea

10:30 Wednesday March 13 2024

Current Participants: 9 space(s) available

    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.

    Thornton Hough to Meadow Lea and return to Thornton Hough

    Route Out A short ride out 16<> miles This ride is a C ride, Raby, Hooton, Missing Link, Capenhurst, A5117 to Cheshire Oaks, Stoak, and into Meadow Lea.

    Distance The ride is 15.9 miles down to Meadow Lea, and will be a Grade C ride. With a return route back to Thornton Hough of 17.6 miles. 33.5 in total.

    Return Route is along the Greenway to the Dragon Bridge and then through the Deeside Ind Est, over the Burt0n Marshes and up through Ness, Neston and The Runnell to Thornton Hough.

    Meeting We will be meeting at Thornton Hough cafe at 10:15 for a 10:30 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 Thornton Hough to Meadow Lea

    Lunch will be at Meadow Lea about 12.15, Should you have any dietary needs then please contact the cafe and make your own individual arrangements. tel: 01244 300084

    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 Thornton Hough, up through Neston, and The Runnell

    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