Newcomers' Ride from Thornton Hough

10:00 Sunday June 13 2021

Current Participants: 3 space(s) available
  • Hampson, John
  • McDonald, Barb
  • Peter, Williams

Newcomers’ Ride:

This is a ride for people who have not previously ridden with the Wirral Cycling Group, so that they can get experience of riding with our group and we can assess their requirements and, if they want to join us, allocate them to the group best suited to their availability and location.


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


The ride will be 25 miles long, Grade D, and will start at 10 am from outside the Village Hall on Manor Road in Thornton Hough.  The ride leader will be John Hampson and he will be at the start from 9:45.  We aim to be back at Thornton Hough before 14:00.

Before joining the ride, make sure that you check out our Website for advice on taking part in one of our rides and for some tips on group riding from Cycling UK: https://wirralcycling.org/participation/

If you haven’t ridden in a group before, don’t worry; we will explain what we do and how it 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.

Click on the next link if you would like to see the route (or download it onto a ride computer) on Komoot: Thornton Hough to Burton Marsh  or on Garmin Connect: Thornton Hough to Burton Marsh (they are both free to use).

Our first short break for a banana (or any other snack you want to bring) will be by Burton Marsh after six miles.  We plan to stop for a lunch break at Ness Gardens after about 19 miles (if it is open) or (if Ness Gardens is shut) by the green at Ness a mile further on for your home-made sandwich or snack, before returning to Thornton Hough.

NB: If we still aren’t allowed to travel to Wales by the time of the ride, the route will be altered to stay within Merseyside and Cheshire. 



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