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.

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

(C) Red Rooms – Ellesmere Port Boat Museum

10:00 Wednesday June 5 2024

Current Participants: 11 space(s) available

    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.

    Red Rooms (Arrowe Park golf cafe) to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum.

    If you would like to join this ride at Port Sunlight Station then please let me know.

    Route Out This ride is a C ride and is relatively flat and on familiar roads around the Wirral, Red Rooms, Prenton, Waterpark Rd is a steep incline, Broadway onto Kings Lane Bebington, Bebington Rail Station, Port Sunlight Station, Church Rd to Spital, Raby Mere, Thornton Hough, Runnel down to Parkgate, Neston, Burton, Missing Link, Little Sutton and Ellesmere Port boat museum.

    Distance The ride is 23.7 miles down to E’port Boat Museum, and will be a Grade C ride. With a return route back to Red Rooms 16 miles. 39.7 in total.

    Meeting We will be meeting at Red Rooms 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 Red Room to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum cafe

    Lunch I will be stopping for a restroom break in Parkgate. We will be at the Boat Museum cafe about 12.45, Should you have any dietary needs then please contact the boat museum and make your own individual arrangements. tel:0151 355 5017

    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 I will be returning back to Arrowe Park, up through Childer Thornton, Hooton, Raby, Thornton Hough.

    Trains On the outward leg there a number of Merseyrail stations, Bebington, Port Sunlight, Neston, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port that will take you to Wirral 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