This is a ride for people who have not previously ridden with a cycling group, so that they can get experience of riding with our group and so we can assess their requirements and advise them on how to continue.

Don't worry that you haven’t ridden in a group before, there is nothing difficult; we will explain what we do and how riding in a group is different from riding on your own before we start.  And in particular, don’t be concerned about the pace of the ride and not being able to keep up; the ride leader will adjust the pace of the ride to suit the group as we go along.  And we always have an official back marker; so no one will get left behind.

Before the ride, check out the page on our website about taking part in one of our rides "Taking Part", and take a look at the Advice from Cycling UK on riding in a group.



You must not join a ride if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms
or if you have been advised to self-isolate

(D) Newcomers' Ride from Birkenhead Park

10:00 Sunday November 14 2021

Current Participants: 2 space(s) available
  • Giles, Richard
  • Houghton, Alan
  • Money, Janet
  • Money, Mike
  • Whittaker, Stephen

The ride will start at 10 am, but aim to be there ten minutes beforehand just in case you get delayed. The ride leader, Richard Giles, and the back-marker, Steve Whittaker, will be outside the Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre entrance on Park Drive from 9:45.

The ride is just under 25 miles long, Grade D, so we can expect to be back at Birkenhead Park around 13:30 to 14:00.  Click on the following links if you would like to see the route on Komoot: Ride from Birkenhead Park to West Kirby or on Garmin Connect: Birkenhead Park to West Kirby.

On this ride we will stop after seven miles to check how everyone is doing and for the ‘banana’ break (other fruit is acceptable).  We will stop at fifteen miles (around 11:45) for a snack in Coronation Gardens just off the promenade in West Kirby.  You can bring sandwiches or buy food at Tanskey’s café if you wish.  We will stop on the way back after twenty miles for five to ten minutes to get our breath back for the final leg.