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) West Kirby to Nets

10:00 Sunday November 7 2021

Current Participants: 6 space(s) available
  • Blackburn, Gill
  • Goodwin, Andy
  • Hampson, John
  • Malloy, Paul
  • McCallion, Liam
  • Ritchie, Ian
  • Ritchie, Mary
  • Thiruselvan, Anuradha
  • Williams, Peter

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 is 23.6 miles out to Nets Cafe  and will be a Grade C ride. With a return route back through Neston and Wirral Way of 9 miles. 33.00 in total.

Meeting We will be meeting outside West Kirby Fire Station (around the back of the Library) at 9.45 for a 10:00 depart.

Possible obstacles Some hills, Steepest is Grammar School Lane not really necessary but you’ll feel great having completed it. Montgomery Hill up into Irby is long 2.1 miles but not too steep. The climb out of Heswall Lower Village doesn’t count as a climb just uphill slope, as is The Runnell. Nothing too grueling. The rest of the ride is the expected up and downs of the Wirral.

Route Leaving West Kirby through the cemetery and through to Caldy cross rd, Left up Montgomery Hill to Irby, Heswall Lower Village and wind are way around Thornton Hough, Willaston, Missing Link, A540 Chester High Rd on the road for 1/2 mile, Puddington, and into Burton and Nets West Kirby to Nets

Lunch will be at Net’s (about midday) which we as a group have visited on a number of times over recent years. Should you have any dietary needs then please phone the cafe and make your own individual arrangements.

Hazards Riding a bicycle on public roads is inherently a risk, you can mitigate those risks by being aware of other road users and anticipating their likely actions.

After Lunch I will be returning back to West Kirby via the Wirral Way.

Trains There various train stations across the Wirral that will take you back to West Kirby, Neston will take you back to Upton. 

Questions via email please to Peter Williams

 



Bookings no longer allowed on this date.