This ride is only open to members of the Wirral Cycling Group.  If you are an experienced rider who has ridden with other cycling groups and would like to join us on a ride, then please get in touch with us via the <Contact Form> so we can make arrangements.  If you have not ridden with a cycling group before, and would like to find out what riding with our group is like, then please book onto one of our monthly rides for newcomers.

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or if you have been advised to self-isolate

(C) Hooton to Caergwrle (Honey's Cafe)

10:00 Sunday May 26 2024

Current Participants: 4 space(s) available

    Hooton – Caergwrle (Honey’s Cafe)

    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;
    • you confirm that you have read and are aware of the Wirral Cycling Group Risk Assessment policy
    • 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.

    Hooton to Caergwrle – Honey’s Cafe : There are some steep gradients later in the outward ride; miles 18 – 20 – is 450ft of climbing up The Old Warren and the ride around the back of Caergwrle could be labelled as demanding. Nothing you can’t handle, but if you do not like steep gradients you maybe want to avoid this ride. 

    Route Out This ride is a C ride, Through the Missing Link and Capenhurst, Alongside the motorway before turning over the Dragon bridge the Greenway to Blacon and over the Saltney Ferry bridge, Bretton and a long climb up the Old Warren, Lower Mountain Rd before the big loop, it starts well before climbing back towards Caergwrle and the dramatic drop down to Honey’s Cafe.

    Distance The ride is 27.9 miles round to Caergwrle, and will be a Grade C/B ride. With a return route back to Hooton of 20.7  miles. 48.6 in total.

    Meeting We will be meeting at Hooton at 09:45 for a 10:00 depart.

    Possible obstacles No major problems with this route, it is familiar to most of us, we will take extra care when crossing any main roads or major junctions we will look for pedestrian crossings / islands and traffic lights.

    Outward Route is available on Komoot Hooton to Honey’s Cafe

    Lunch will be at Honey’s about 12.45, Should you have any dietary needs then please contact the cafe and make your own individual arrangements. tel:  01978 761760

    Hazards Riding a bicycle on public roads is inherently a risk, from busy traffic, you can mitigate those risks by being aware of other road users and anticipating their likely actions. If you have not done so then please do read the WCG guide and Risk Assessment policy

    After Lunch Return Route, for details see Outward Route link above. Pen y ffordd, Little Mountain, Burntwood, Ewole, Shotton, then Burton Marshes – Burton, Mudhouse Ln, The Missing Link, Hooton St.

    Trains On the outward leg there a number of Merseyrail stations that will take you to Wirral after Capenhurst you would be looking at Neston or Shotton. I would advise you to bring money for both your lunch and the train should you choose to use them.

    Questions via email please to Peter Williams