Only a couple of planned rides left on the Calendar so we need to be looking for additions as soon as possible!
Few suggestions listed, let us know if you are interested in any of them so we can add them.
Southport & Rufford (Paul) Trencherfield Mill, canal to Southport, Marine Drive, quiet roads & farm tracks to Rufford and into Parbold, back via canal. Approx 50 mile with option of train to Southport or back. Plenty options for pub lunch etc. Southport approx 20 miles.
Carr Mill & Billinge (Paul) Three Sisters, quiet roads and tracks to Carr Mill via Viridor, Haydock Park, Skitters Wood and Pewfall. Skirt around the Dam up to Billinge and back into Garswood, Downall Green, Landgate Lane and back to base. Approx 20 miles (Masons Arms in Billinge for a pint maybe)
Wrightington (Jim) Trencherfield Mill, Canal to Crooke, across fields to Shevington, Elnup Woods into Standish, Pepper Lane through to Wrightington and Appley Bridge, canal back to Trencherfield.
Liverpool Loop (Paul) Three Sisters, National Wildflower Centre in Court Hey Park via as many quiet roads and tracks as possible, with just a short stretch along the East Lancs cycle path from Windle Island to Eccleston. Trans Pennine Trail from Liverpool to Warrington , Sankey Valley Trail back to Earlestown and quiet roads back to Three Sisters. Approx 60 miles but several options to to use trains to make sections suitable.
Cuerden Circular (Paul) Trek around the Park and local villages Brindle Wheelton etc. Bit hilly in places but nothing serious, quiet roads, park tracks, some single track and towpath. Approx 15 miles with option to cycle there and back. Several pubs en-route!
Carr Mill To Rainford (Elaine) Waters Edge at Carr Mill, along the East Lancs to Windle Island then the Rainford By-pass to Lavender Farm. Time for a brew then follow route back to Carr Mill.
Mawdesley Meander (Paul) Trencherfield or Mawdesley, quiet roads around Mawdesley, Wrightington, Heskin, Eccleston etc. Approx 15 to 20 miles from Mawdesley 35 miles from Trencherfield. Several pubs etc along the route.
Leave a comment if you would be interested in doing any of the above, if no interest we will not do them simple as that!
All look really good would like to ride all of these if available on the dates you choose.
Well done to all concerned!!!!.
all seem good rides,will attend all if possible.
All these rides look really interesting and if I am available I would love to participate.
Yes, we agree these do look good rides. Jim’s suggestion of putting them on in distance order does seam a good idea – build us up gradually ! ! !
These look really interesting – well done Paul/Jim/Elaine – I would be able to join some of these if they are Mondays – I feel like a part time member at present – have had too many holidays and been working too much to join you recently!!!
All look interesting rides. Taking Phil’s point about distance it might be worthwhile starting with the shorter of the routes and building up to the epic 60 miler.
Let’s schedule them in for the Mondays in our calender.
And what about a ride between Xmas and new year eg Preston guild wheel?
I think that all these routes seem interesting and varied in length and structure. I’m unsure about the Liverpool loop as 60 miles could prove daunting for me personally. Most of them are new to me and that makes them different and so attractive. It will then depend upon the day and date whether I could participate.
they all sound good to me just need the dates, Im out of the country for two weeks begining on the 2nd of september