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Taking Part          Sunday and Wednesday rides lists

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) - but don't worry about having to do it yourself as someone will always be happy to help you.

This page usually has click-able links to some basic ride details, start point, destination and distance, and then perhaps actual route etc, and we also include a link to the leaders contact details, so that you can get more information if required, the best time to get full and hopefully final information is actually only a couple of days before a ride, this gives the leader a chance to get a weather forecast and have had the opportunity to check the route with the weather in mind.

Our rides usually have a lunch stop, either at a cafe or somewhere for a picnic - sometimes both options are available fairly close to each other. We always advise you have a drinks bottle with you, and perhaps snacks if you like to nibble often.

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 - we are never tightly packed with head down and fighting for breath.

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 10-12mph (as are most of our Sundays). Group riding Etiquette

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 - very few people have ever struggled with us!

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.