This ride is only open to members of the Wirral Cycling Group.  If you are an experienced rider who has ridden with other cycling groups and would like to join us on a ride, then please get in touch with us via the <Contact Form> so we can make arrangements.  If you have not ridden with a cycling group before, and would like to find out what riding with our group is like, then please book onto one of our monthly rides for newcomers.

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) Ride and Bicycle Maintenance Workshop at Nets Cafe

10:00 Tuesday September 13 2022

Current Participants: 2 space(s) available
  • Branch, David
  • Brewer, David
  • Coetzee, Sheila
  • Corbett, Gary
  • Houghton, Alan
  • McNamee, Jill
  • Perry, Julie

    Today’s ride begins with a ride from Port Sunlight, through Birkenhead Park and Arrowe Park to Nets cafe, and includes our third Bicycle Maintenance Workshop run by the mechanics from Just Riding Along Bike Repair of Bridge Street, Neston

    At the workshop you will learn how to:

    • Do a basic bike check (the M check)
    • Remove and replace a wheel
    • Change an inner tube / repair a puncture
    • Check and, if necessary, replace a tyre
    • Check wear on a chain and decide when to replace it
    • Replace a chain
    • Check brake pad wear and replace brake pads (rim and disk)
    • Adjust rim brakes
    • Check tyre pressures
    • Check cables for wear
    • Derailleur Gear Adjustments


    The ride will be led by Dave Brewer starting from outside Port Sunlight Railway Station at 10:00 am and getting to Nets just after 12:00 for lunch.  The maintenance workshop will start (under cover in the barn at the side of the cafe) at 13:00.  People can make their own way to Nets, travel with Dave from Port Sunlight, or join the ride at the Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre on Park Road at 10:30 or at Red Rooms Cafe in Arrowe park at 11:00 am.  Here is the route on Komoot: Port Sunlight to Nets via Birkenhead Park and Red Rooms and on Garmin: Port Sunlight to Nets via Birkenhead and Arrowe Parks

    Places are limited, so please make sure you book and let Dave know if and where you will be joining him on the ride to Nets    <>

    After the workshop finishes, you can return to Port Sunlight with Dave or make your own way home.


    Bookings no longer allowed on this date.