Saturday 21st August 2021 10:00am

Starting from - The ride will start from the car park at Court Hey Park, off Roby Road, Broadgreen, Liverpool - L16 2NN, L16 2NN

This ride is limited to members of The FC.s Friendly Cyclists Saturday Club group only

  • 30.4 miles
  • All bike types
  • 5 hr

Starting point




Merseyside
L16 2NN

The ride will start from the car park at Court Hey Park, off Roby Road, in the Broadgreen area of Liverpool. For those wishing to travel by train, Broadgreen Station, which is on the main Wigan and Manchester line to Liverpool, is approximately half a mile or five minutes away from the start point. The ride will head towards ‘The Mystery’ in Wavertree, past the famous Bluecoat School and on to Greenbank Park, a look at Penny Lane and then into Sefton Park, Princes Park and The Gates. We will then ride to Otterspool Promenade via Otterspool Park, onto Riverside Drive and to the Pier Head, where you will be able to see the Three Graces, the Beatles Statue and hopefully a cruise ship at Princes Landing Stage. We will return via Albert Dock, Kings Dock where we will call in to have a quick look at “The Canal and River Trust Wellbeing” event being held in the dock (where Ian can have a go at the paddleboarding and canoeing or maybe even LEGO building!). We will cycle along Otterspool Promenade, with its fine views over the River Mersey to the Wirral and the Welsh mountains in the distance, to the ‘Red Bull’ (photo stop!) at Grassendale. We will take a look at Paul McCartneys childhood home at Forthlin Road, Calderstones Park, Aunt Mimi’s House (John Lennon’s childhood home) and another photo opportunity at the world famous gates to Strawberry Fields. Onto Church Road Woolton where will see, St Peters Church and Hall and Eleanor Rigby’s grave. Return to the start via Hunt’s Cross and the Liverpool Loop Line to Court Hey Park

Route rating

5 stars (3) Reviews

A local ride to celebrate British Cycling’s Let’s Ride ‘Summer of Cycling 2021’ campaign. A journey through Liverpool's finest parks, along the banks of the River Mersey to the Pier Head, and the iconic architecture of The Three Graces, the cruise terminal at Princes Landing stage and the Royal Albert Dock. The return journey will visit some of the landmarks made famous by The Beatles including the venue where it all started, their family homes, Strawberry Fields and Eleanor Rigby's grave. Something for everyone!

This ride is suitable for hybrid bikes (fitted with road and off-road tyres), mountain bikes and road bikes and is mostly on hard surface roads, cycle paths and park paths.

There will be a café stop at the Pier Head (and the Beatles Statue) where we will take a short break and from where we will start our return journey back to Court Hey Park. There are several places here where you will be able to buy hot and cold drinks, food and snacks (or get your ice cream fix!) (as well as en route at Albert Dock, Otterspool Promenade etc).

All riders will be required to wear a helmet and carry spare inner tubes and the means to be able to repair a puncture (assistance will be provided if required). You will also be required to carry hand sanitising gel, vinyl gloves and a mask (as per Covid guidance). We expect all our riders to adhere to all the current government guidelines with regard to social distancing and precautions needed during the current pandemic. If in any doubt, please ask and we will provide all relevant BC guidance.

It is essential that everybody enjoys the ride so it will be at a gentle pace (an approximate average of 10mph), but the pace will be determined by the overall pace of the group. There will be a few stops, particularly on the way back, to take in some of the Beatles ‘memorable’ places and attractions and plenty of photo opportunities. Always remember though, we will never leave anyone behind!

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