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) Port Sunlight to First Aid Course at Thornton Hough Village Hall

10:00 Wednesday April 10 2024

Current Participants: 6 space(s) available

    This is a 20 mile Grade D ride from Port Sunlight to reach Thornton Hough Village Hall by 12:30 in time for the participants to have lunch before the First Aid course scheduled to start at 13:30 

    The ride leader is still to be decided [any volunteers, please contact John Hampson].  The ride leader will be at the start by the entrance to Port Sunlight station at 09:45.

    The route leaves Port Sunlight along the old railway track to the end of Port Causeway then via the cycle tracks to Eastham Woods.  Then up towards Eastham Village, but turning left into Bankfields Drive to go all the way along North Road and through the M53 underpass at the end, before going up via Riveacre and Overpool Roads to Mill Lane, crossing the A41 at the traffic lights, and on through the housing estate to Ledsham Road.  Using the pedestrian lights to cross the Welsh Road onto Badger’s Rake Lane as far as the Chester High Road and then down through Burton, and up through Ness and Neston to reach the Dee estuary at Parkgate.  The final stretch is up Boathouse Lane, via Leighton and the Runnel to descend Parkgate Lane into Thornton Hough.

    Here is the route on Komoot: Port Sunlight to Thornton Hough

    If you want to attend the First Aid course as well as this ride, book onto the ride below as usual and then, in addition, book onto the First Aid course itself on the webpage: First Aid Course at Thornton Hough Village Hall

    If you don’t want to attend the First Aid course, then you can just book onto the ride, and you can choose to join us for lunch at Thornton Village Hall or not.

    People will make their own way home from Thornton Hough after the ride.