Last week a group of Easy Riders tackled our longest ride to date – all of 25 miles! We took the train to Hooton on the Chester line. The first section took us along the Wirral way past the preserved railway station at Willaston and on to Parkgate where we we stopped for a coffee break.
Suitably refreshed we joined the Wirral Way and continued to West. Kirby. – 15 miles covered so far. Two members had to leave here but the rest of us carried on after a leisurely break down at the coast.
We then joined the coast route through Hoylake, Moreton, Leasowe and finally New Brighton. The head wind on the last leg made it very hard work and we realised we wouldn’t get to the ferry in time so had a short break before pushing our bikes up the hill to the station.
Great day out. John Ramsden
We cycle every week on Mondays, weather permitting and in the past year have managed in excess of 40 rides with an average of 10 riders. We aim to cycle about 12 to 15 miles plus any distance to our meeting point.
This year we have introduced some new rides as well as old favourites. In April we took the train to St Michaels, cycled thro’ the festival gardens to the prom along to Otterspool park and then to Sefton park where he Marie Curie ‘Field of Hope’ daffodils were in full bloom, returning after coffee by the same route. An alternative route from St Michaels involves turning right at the prom, cycling to the Pier Head for coffee then picking up the canal at the Eldonian village locks and following it back to Maghull. Continue reading
On 15th June. We cycled from Maghull thro’ Jubilee woods, joined the canal at Netherton then went via Rimrose Park to Crosby Marina for coffee.
Suitably rested and refreshed we then rode along Marine Drive and joined the prom at the baths and followed the coastal path to Hightown then travelled back by train.
We aim to cycle 10 – 12 miles plus any mileage at start and finish. There are currently 11 in the group though we normally average about 7. Rides nomally start at 10 am every Monday.
Anyone interested in joining the group should contact John Ramsden on 526 5031 or at the Family History table during coffee mornings. John Ramsden