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 Marsh (suitable for newcomers)

10:00 Wednesday March 8 2023

Current Participants: 11 space(s) available
  • Grant, KENNETH
  • Hughes, Ian
  • Hughes, Sue
  • MacKenzie, Charlotte
  • Procter, Clare

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    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 leaders will be at the start from 9:45.  We aim to be back at Thornton Hough before 14:00.

    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).

    The route goes out via Parkgate Lane, The Runnel and Leighton Road to Neston, before the first short break for a banana (or any other snack you want to bring) by Burton Marsh after six miles.  Then on past the Deeside Industrial Park and back along Woodbank Lane towards Capenhurst, Ledsham and  then down into Burton where plan to stop for a lunch break at Burton Manor (about 18 miles) before returning through Ness and Raby to Thornton Hough.