If you want to come along on one of our rides then all you really need to do is read our ride gradings and then contact the ride leader.
However there are some practical things to consider…
Most bikes are suitable, though very narrow tyres can be a bit uncomfortable on poorer road surfaces, we also suggest mudguards for poor weather, and on paths such as the Wirral Way but as long as you ride at the back and don’t splash us we don’t insist ;-
All we ask is that your bike is safe and roadworthy and that you carry a puncture repair kit, and ideally a spare inner tube (a much quicker fix) -
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Our rides usually have a lunch stop, either at a cafe or somewhere for a picnic -
Distances we ride vary, leaders give the planned total and you can ask if any easy option exist to take a shortcut home (Merseyrail?) Or indeed you can leave the ride at any point you want, perhaps a shortcut you know, or an easy route towards home (Wirral Way?) BUT you really must tell us before you leave!!
Don’t think we are manic road warriors, we are a social riding group that cycle in loose groups and chat -
Please see our Ride Gradings and start on a D ride and build up, and move up when ready.
We have monthly Wednesday rides that average just under 10 mph, most of our Wednesday rides average 10-
We will not leave anyone behind but if you are struggling with our modest speed please let someone know and we can probably split an experienced rider from the group to stay with you, allowing the majority of the group to stay together, or perhaps we can guide you to a station or somewhere to rest, we may ask you to consider joining a lower graded ride if so.
We can always suggest other groups or ideas for building up stamina if our speed seems beyond you -
Safety Note, please let the leader know if you are taking anticoagulant medication or you have type 1 diabetes or epilepsy, so that we can respond appropriately in case of accident.