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(C) Hooton to Churton to Chester

10:00 Wednesday November 30 2022

Current Participants: 1 space(s) available
  • Branch, David
  • Brewer, Dave
  • Clerkin, Wendy
  • Grant, KENNETH
  • Hampson, John
  • Hill, David
  • Hughes, Sue
  • Kinsella, Peter
  • Malloy, Paul
  • Pickstock, Stephen
  • Procter, Clare
  • Ritchie, Ian
  • Roberts, Barry
  • Wright, Carmel
  • Wright, Tony

    35 miles, C ride pace, so generally 10 to 12 mph. Well surfaced roads & cycle paths, with a short stretch of canal in Chester but nothing a road bike can’t handle. The route is predominantly flat, undulating in parts, with a short steep rise away from the bridge connecting Holt & Farndon.

    The ride will start from Hooton station & will cover 25 miles before stopping for lunch at The Hideaway Cafe (provided we can find it!) near Churton. Mindful of the time of year & limited hours of daylight, the second leg of 10 miles will terminate at Chester railway station. Please bring good bike lights just to be on the safe side.

    The outward leg will use the Missing Link, taking us to Capenhurst, the A5117 bike path, Lodge Lane to Saughall, a brief section of the Greenway, through Blacon to Saltney Ferry bridge, thereafter country lanes mainly through Bretton, Dodleston, Pulford, the Rosset area, to Holt; back to England in Farndon & soon after lunch near Churton.

    The “return” leg of 10 miles heads for Aldford, Bruera & then a little climb into Saighton. From Saighton, Sandy Lane runs down towards Chester, where we thread our way through Caldy Valley up to Boughton Heath, then a short section of the Shropshire Union Canal, culminating at Chester railway station.

    The ride leader is David Hill, who owes a large debt of gratitude (& a pint or two) for the idea & mapping of this ride to Neil Ross-Jones. Registration from 9.45 am onwards at Hooton station, departure at 10 am.

    The route hopefully can be accessed via the link below – it still needs a little tweaking but you’ll get the idea!

    Old Route via Caldy Valley Park

    New Route avoiding Caldy Valley Park

    Bookings no longer allowed on this date.