Sun, 27 Sept | Wirral

Wirral Coast

A 35 mile circular route circumnavigating the Wirral on quiet roads and paths
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Wirral Coast

Time & Location

27 Sept 2020, 11:00 – 17:00
Wirral, Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Seacombe, Wallasey, CH44 6NR

About the Event

This 35 mile reasonably flat ride including 900 metres of ascent is being led by Louise It is suitable for intermediate or advanced cyclists. If you have recently completed a 25 mile cycle, you should be well suited to complete this ride. The event will mostly take place on quiet roads and fine gravel trail which is suitable for all bikes including road bikes. Some of the paths can get sandy/muddy for brief sections depending on recent weather. A map of the route including elevation can be viewed and downloaded at: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/180054

During a steady paced scenic ride we will navigate the North, East and West coasts of the Wirral taking in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight, passing through Eastham Country Park, we will continue along the Wirral Way heading across to Parkgate, Thurstaston, West Kirby, Hoylake, Leasowe lighthouse and New Brighton.

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL: If you register for an event and then are unable to attend, unfortunately it's not currently possible to cancel your place directly from our website event pages. Please contact us if you need to cancel as soon as possible so we can give someone else the opportunity to attend.

COVID19

We ask that all riders respect social distancing guidelines wherever possible. We encourage riders to bring masks and hand sanitiser, just in case you need them before, during or after the event.

First event?

We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to hello@prideout.co.uk with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.

Pace of the ride

The purpose of the ride is to get some easy exercise at a moderate pace while being able to socialise in a relaxed environment. We will regularly stop to allow people to catch up. We never leave people behind.

Terrain and hazards

This bike ride event will be travelling on a mixture of quiet roads, traffic-free paved cycle way, gravel trail, and coastal paths with areas of sand. We will try to stick to the roads with least traffic.

Hazards you may need to watch out for include bumpy paths, loose gravel, dog walkers, walkers, joggers, potholes, puddles,  cobbles and sand dunes.

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable for hybrid or road bikes which are in good mechanical order.  Mountain bikes are should be alright so long as you are reasonably fit and confident you can complete 35 miles without too much discomfort. Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.

Refreshment breaks

We will stop for something to eat around half way if possible. Due to COVID19 we will only be able to stay outdoors at a cafe/pub or grab a snack from a shop.

Usually we have a drink after the event because is a great social opportunity to chat to people you didn't get a chance to during the bike ride. Unfortunately due to COVID19 restrictions, more than two households are not able to meet indoors or outdoors, therefore this may not be possible at this time.

What else should I bring?

We advise you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory. You should also consider bringing some of the following: spare inner tube and tyre levers, any special tools your bike needs, some food or snacks for energy, bottle(s) attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and glasses can be useful to prevent grit or insects getting in your eyes. Please wear/bring waterproof or warm clothes dependent on the time of year and weather forecast. Bring lights if you are likely to be travelling in the dark or wet weather is forecast. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. Don't forget suncream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!

Meeting point description

Meet outside the Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Seacombe, Wallasey, CH44 6NR.

Nearest Train Station

For anyone not already near the Wirral, you may wish to consider getting a train to Liverpool Lime Street and transfer onto a Metro train to Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. Alternatively you could catch a ferry across the Mersey from Pier Head to Seacombe Ferry Terminal.

Any finally…

Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will meet some amazing new people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride. If you have any queries or need assistance, please email hello@prideout.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the event leader.

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