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Most bikes are suitable, although very narrow tyres can be quite uncomfortable on paths such as the Wirral Way. All we ask is that your bike is safe, roadworthy and you carry a puncture repair kit and spare inner tube (a much quicker fix) - but don't worry someone will always be happy to help to assist you if required.  

You will not be required to become a member for your first couple of rides.

Sunday August 11th (C+ ride)

Start:- Pier Head

Leaving 11:00 (1st ferry) - Sign in earlier

Lunch: Mecycle, Ainsdale

Leader: Andy

Starting from Pier Head Building, Liverpool overlooked by Liver Building.

Starting at 11.00am with signing in from 10.50.

Lunch will be at Ainsdale at Mecycle, circa 1.30pm  (www.mecycle.co.uk)

This ride is similar to but shorter than ride of 14th July when only Richard Giles joined me!

Leaving the Pier Head we take the Dock Road, canal towpath, Rimrose Valley Park then Thornton, Little Crosby, Hightown, Great Altcar to Trans Pennine Trail.  We then go past Woodvale airport to Ainsdale a distance of about 25 miles.

After lunch we return to Waterloo via the coastal route which includes a forest track by the nature reserve.  At Waterloo there is the option of taking the train or returning via the canal again to Pier Head or James Street station.  Distance of 22 miles to Pier Head.

Notes: Ferry to Liverpool leaves Seacombe at 10.20am & Woodside at 10.30am

This is a C+ ride due to the mixed terrain when we are off road. There are 2 short stretches of cobbles by the canal bridges, where it may be advisable to walk your bike. There are no substantial hills.

TPT and other off road sections are quite ok with a little care, but mud is possible if a lot of rain. Richard used his road bike and was fine. You may wish to see his Facebook post of 14th July.