Taking advantage of the good weather, and the slightly less packed trains before the schools break up, the Pedal Pushers had another Wirral ride today. Catching the train to Brunswick we cycled back to the pier head to catch the ferry to Seacombe. Once here we had a great ride along clear cycleways as far as New Brighton. Some of the group turned back here, and cycled back to the ferry, via Wetherspoons where they had lunch ( which we only found out later) whilst the other 3 of us decided to continue as far as West Kirby. For some reason the cycleways on the Wirral are not as clearly marked as in Sefton, and we got rather lost, but at least we weren’t as unfortunate as the car that had driven onto the beach and got well and truly stuck! Hopefully the Coastguard got to it before the tide came in. Continue reading →
This year we have not always been lucky with the weather on a Wednesday, but last week we enjoyed a 15 miles ride along the Wirral Way. We got the train to Hooton and then rode back to West Kirkby. The views were great and Dave IS looking at the views just in case you were wondering!!!!!
The Pedal Pushers plus two easy riders took advantage of the unexpected late sunshine today. Cycling along the Cheshire Lines as far as Formby we enjoyed lovely weather and were also treated to an unexpected sight of hundreds of geese feeding on the crop stubble. On our outward ride we were caught unawares and weren’t quick enough to catch on camera the spectacle of them taking flight as they caught sight of us. However, on our return, after a coffee stop on the lovely outdoor terrace of the Sparrowhawk, we pushed our cycles when in the vicinity of the fields and managed to catch the upward flight. Truly a great sight and well worth creeping quietly along the hedge line! Return distance today just under 16miles, made even more enjoyable by good company and the late summer warmth.
In the lovely summer sunshine the Pedal Pushers today set out to ride along the Cheshire Lines towards Formby, cut across to the Bypass and cycle back to Maghull via Lunt and Sefton Village. Little did we know that the anticipated ride was going to be set with problems. First issue was a was a mud guard which slipped and had to be removed and hidden in the bushes for retrieval later!
Taking advantage of the spring sunshine the Pedal Pushers visited two historic Liverpool parks today, Princes Park and Sefton Park. Trains were particularly busy this morning, but we managed to squeeze on and travelled to Brunswick.
As it was such a beautiful spring day the cycling group decided to visit the Marie Curie Field of Hope in Sefton Park hoping to view a wonderful array of Spring Flowers. As you can see we were not disappointed .
The Pedal Pushers have now lost their ‘L‘ plates and become an
active cycling group, covering distances up to 12 miles, on their trips. New members are welcome but they should have some cycling experience.
Members with no cycling experience should consider attending Active Sefton –
Friday beginners sessions – 1.30pm – 2.30pm MeCycle Café 59 Station Rd, Ainsdale PR8 3HH Bikes and helmets are available for loan – advanced booking required.
Taking advantage of the sunny day, 7 members of the pedal pushers cycling group set out as usual from Litherland Sports park. Rather than our usual tow path routes we ventured forth along Dunningsbridge Road, using the side of the road cycle ways, then took the road route towards Walton Vale and joined the Cheshire Lines path at Orrell Park. Continue reading →
When I joined the group I had only ever ridden a two wheeler bike as a child, I had never ridden an adult bike, and that was 60 years ago, so to say I was rusty was an understatement. My main fear was riding on roads.
Members of the Pedal Pushers took part in a photo shoot for the CTC (the Cyclists’ Touring Club). The CTC is a charitable membership organisation supporting cyclists and promoting bicycle use. It is the largest such organisation in the UK, and since January 2007, CTC’s president has been the newsreader Jon Snow.