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

Peter Williams (C) Port Sunlight to Chester Groves

10:00 Wednesday September 22 2021

Current Participants: 0 space(s) available
  • Appleton, Ruth
  • Clerkin, Wendy
  • Grant, Ken
  • Hampson, John
  • Henry, Graham
  • Holmes, Robert
  • Hughes, Susan
  • Jones, Ken
  • Ledger, Chris
  • Mike, Elkins
  • Procter, Clare
  • Terry, Phil
  • Williams, Peter
  • Wright, Carmel
  • Wright, Tony

Before you join the ride please make sure that your bicycle is safe and roadworthy GCN’s 6 Checks Before You Ride and that you have read Cycling UK’s advice on riding in a group .

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.

Distance The ride out to Chester Groves is 21.1 miles and will be a Grade C ride. With a return route back to Port Sunlight of  miles. 21.8 in total.

Outward Route from Port Sunlight Return route from Chester Groves

Meeting We will be meeting at  Port Sunlight Station at 9.45 for a 10:00 depart.

Possible obstacles The route is relatively flat with a couple of lumpy bits from time to time, but nothing apart from a few minutes of pain to worry about. Nothing that a low gear and a pair of climbing legs won’t resolve anyway.

Route is available on Komoot (see above)

Lunch will be at  (about 1.15) no reservations for lunch as there are a wide variety of outlets along the Groves it is up to you where you lunch. We will agree a time once we get down to the River Dee for the start of our return (see route above).

Hazards Riding a bicycle on public roads is inherently a risk, you can mitigate those risks by making yourself aware of other road users and trying to anticipate their likely actions or maneuvers.

After Lunch I will be returning back to Port Sunlight for approx 15.30, if you do not wish to go back as far as this then you can leave the ride at a junction that is more suitable to your needs.

Trains Chester train station has frequent trains that will return you to the Wirral so I would advise you to bring money for both your lunch and the train should you choose to use them. Ellesmere Port 11 min and 51 min past the hour every hour. Chester depart at 28 and 58 min past.

Questions via email please

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.