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(C) RR – to Boat Museum E'port

10:00 Wednesday January 26 2022

Current Participants: 8 space(s) available
  • Burrows, Mark
  • Hughes, Sue
  • Malloy, Paul
  • Whittaker, Stephen
  • Williams, Peter
  • Wright, Carmel
  • Wright, Tony

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;
  • 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 23.7 miles out to The Boat Museum and will be a Grade C ride. With a return route back to Red Rooms of 15.6 miles. 39.3 in total.

Meeting We will be meeting at Red Rooms cafe (Arrowe Park Golf shop) after 9:30 for a 10:00 depart.

Possible obstacles There are a couple of challenging slopes on route, from Asda at Woodchurch up to the top of Prenton is a bit of a slog but nothing to worry about. As ever we are on busy roads with lots of traffic so please take your time, look after yourself and other road users.

Route is available on Komoot Red Rooms to E’port Boat Museum

Lunch will be at the Boat Museum (about 1.15) which we as a group have visited on a number of times over recent years. Should you have any dietary needs then please phone the cafe (0151 355 5017) and make your own individual arrangements.

Hazards I have done a recce of the route and the main concerns will be highlighted as we get to the crossing or as they become apparent, you however should abide by the highway code and take additional care of both yourself and other road users.

After Lunch I will be returning back to Red Rooms via the Mersey coast, coming up through Eastham and central Wirral.

Trains There is a train station in Ellesmere Port 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 E’port at 02 and 32 min past the hour every hour.

Questions via email please to Peter Williams