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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(B) Ellesmere Port to Pierhead via Walton Hall

10:00 Sunday October 3 2021

Current Participants: 1 space(s) available
  • Bradley, Ian
  • Brewer, David
  • Giles, Richard
  • Goodwin, Andy
  • Grant, Ken
  • Hampson, John
  • Harrop, Dave
  • Ledger, Chris
  • Mace, Andy
  • Malloy, Paul
  • Procter, Clare
  • Terry, Phil
  • Whittaker, Stephen
  • Wilkinson, Ewan

Around the Mersey Estuary, mostly on tarmac roads and good cycle paths, but with about 5 miles on reasonable compacted gravel trails (similar to the Wirral Way) and about a mile and a half over cobbles and stone slabs as we approach the Pier Head along the old docks.   Click here to see the route on Komoot: Ellesmere Port to Liverpool Pierhead or here to see it on Garmin Connect Ellesmere Port to Liverpool Pierhead.

Just over 48 miles, grade B, mostly flat, but with a few steep hills at Helsby, up from Sutton Weaver, and up past Daresbury; plus a walk down about 50 wooden steps where the Ditton Brook enters the Mersey.

We will start at 10:00 am from outside Ellesmere Port Station and hope to be at the Pierhead around 16:30.  Trains arrive at Ellesmere Port from Hooton at 09:17 and 09:47 on Sunday mornings and the ride leader, John Hampson, will be at the start at 09:50.

We will have a short break by the Weaver Navigation Canal just after Frodsham, and then go on to lunch at Walton Hall Gardens (at about 24 miles) where there is a cafe, plus plenty of places in the grounds for you to sit and eat your own sandwiches.  Also going to have a stop at Spike Island on the return leg, so it’s a good idea to bring two snacks.

The ride will finish at the Pierhead in Liverpool between 16:00 and 16:30 and people will be able to get a train to the Wirral from James Street or use the Mersey Ferry to get over to Woodside.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.