This is ride is open to all members of the group, but is also suitable for people who have not previously ridden with a cycling group, so that they can get experience of riding with a 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.  If you are new to riding with a group, please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, so that the ride leader can brief you on how to ride safely with a group of other riders. 

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) Thornton Hough to Burton Manor – Open to present members and newcomers.

10:30 Sunday August 28 2022

Current Participants: 9 space(s) available
  • Brewer, David
  • Curl, Douglas
  • Dempsey, Carrol
  • Dempsey, Don
  • Hampson, John
  • Ronald, Helen

    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.


    Distance The ride is 18.6 miles out to Burtons at the Manor cafe and will be a Grade D ride. With a return route back to Thornton Hough of 5.8 miles. 24.4 in total.

    Meeting We will be meeting at Thornton Hough community hall at 10:15 for a 10:30 depart. There are no facilities at the Community Centre on a Sunday.

    Route The route is fairly flat rolling down through Neston on to the Burton Marshes, where we will have a short refreshment break. Cycling over the marshes with its magnificent views over to North Wales before making our way through the Deeside Industrial Park. Full details are available on Komoot Thornton Hough to Burton

    Lunch will be at Burtons at the Manor, in Burton village (about 1.15) which Wirral Cycling Group have visited on a number of times over recent years, I am not able to book tables but they are aware we are going. Should you have any dietary needs then please phone the cafe and make your own individual arrangements. 

    Hazards Riding a bicycle on public roads is inherently a risk, you can mitigate those risks by being aware of other road users and anticipating their likely actions. Wirral Cycling Group Risk Assessment policy

    After Lunch We will be returning back to Thornton Hough via Mill Lane (Neston) and Dunhill Lane.

    Trains There is a train station in Neston that will return you to the Wirral so I would advise you to bring money for both your lunch and the train should you choose to use them. Departs Neston at 11.47 and approx. every hour. , for full timings go to the Train Line 

    Questions via email please to Peter Williams


    Bookings no longer allowed on this date.