Leverhulme Summer Cycle 2022

Leverhulme Summer Cycle 2022

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Claire House Children's Hospice

Clatterbridge Road

Clatterbridge

Wirral

CH63 4JD

United Kingdom

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Saddle up for the return of Wirral's Leverhulme Summer Cycle!

About this event

The Leverhulme Summer Cycle will return to the Wirral this September.

Registrations are now open for the popular event which is held on the tree-lined, traffic-free, tracks of the Leverhulme Estate in Brimstage. Book your place today!

It is the third year that the event has been held and cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to take part.

Event organisers Rethink Now have confirmed that the event will return on Sunday, September 25th between 10am-4pm.

The leisure ride will include the opportunity to sample the delights of various independent stallholders located on the cycle route as well as outlets at Brimstage Hall & Courtyard.

Adding to the atmosphere will be Pop Vox Choir, who are sponsored by The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Paul McCartney’s Theatre School. PopVox is one the most professional amateur pop choirs in the UK.

Also appearing will be Little Lamb Tales, run by Jude Lennon, a Liverpool-based author and professional storyteller. Jude, who is also the current Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate for the North West, will be running Builder Book den building sessions where children and families can create dens with soft building bricks.

Just Riding Along & Energise Cycles will be coming along to do the Dr Bike sessions and various independent businesses will be on hand to provide refreshments, including The Chocolate Cellar and Hyacinth Vintage Ice-Cream.

This is a free event to attend but we're asking folks to register so we can update everyone with any last minute instructions and possible restrictions on numbers relating issues around car parking capacity.

For more details and FAQs, visit www.summercycle.co.uk

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NO TICKETS NEEDED

Please don’t feel the need to print off your tickets. We used Eventbrite purely as a method for keeping in touch.

TRAVELLING TO THE SITE

Please note that we are yet to confirm the start point for the ride this year. Register now and we'll send more details well in advance so you know how, when and where to start the event.

CONDITION OF THE TRACKS

The recent heavy downpour has caused issues across Wirral but we’re happy to report that the tracks you will be walking/cycling are good to go! There will be a few puddles remaining and perhaps the odd slippery section with all of the extra traffic, but we’re happy that you’ll really enjoy things.

These are farm tracks which are uneven, muddy and stony in parts, not tarmac roads. This is not a day for your Sunday best!! We’ll post some photos to our Facebook page today which should give you a good idea of what to expect.

COVID

We do not require you to provide evidence of a vaccination or a negative test to take part, and masks are not required but you are welcome to wear them if you prefer. All we ask that you are sensible and considerate of other people. To this end, please do not attend if you have any covid symptoms or are feeling unwell. We do not have additional facilities to offer (beyond the toilets) hand washing so bring hand sanitiser/wipes etc.

YOUR KIDS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

The Summer Cycle is a family day and we know that there are likely to be children capable of cycling without their grown ups help. The site is off road and is pretty much enclosed however your children remain your responsibility at all times. Please keep an eye on them - particularly around the car parking areas.

If you or your child do become separated from one another please tell a volunteer (in the hi-vis jackets) as soon as possible and we will put the ‘lost child’ protocol in place. A central meeting point should anyone get lost is the Wirral Unplugged stall which is located at the main roundabout.

FOOD AND DRINK

We have some gorgeous food and drink available to purchase so don't forget your wallet. There is tea, coffee, cakes, bacon butties, vegan offerings, ice cream and more at Brimstage Courtyard but you are welcome to bring your own if you'd prefer.

We have some hay bales for seating but bring a picnic blanket if you can as we’re expecting a lot of people!

NO BINS ON SITE - YOUR WASTE, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

A strange thing happened at our 2019 & 2021 events. We forgot to organise bins at the event but, amazingly, there was ZERO litter on site when we checked the next day. Please please take responsibility for anything you bring and take any rubbish home with you. Leave only tyre tracks and foot prints.

WEATHER

Bring a rain jacket just in case and dress accordingly.

WHAT TO BRING

Waterproofs, sunhat and suncream, picnic blanket, money for fabulous food and delicious drinks and a donation to Clare House, food if you'd prefer to bring your own, BIKES/TRIKES, smiles and a sunny disposition!

NO DOGS

Although you are welcome to walk the tracks if you'd like, we are asking that no dogs are brought along. It is a working farm with certain types of livestock in the vicinity and, with so many people booked on, we want to avoid bikes getting tangled in leads or any other avoidable accidents.

IS FIRST AID AVAILABLE? Yes

WILL THERE BE TOILETS? Yes, at the roundabout and at Brimstage Hall

ARE KIDS WiTH STABILISERS OK? Yes, but it’s an uneven track so they might need a push every now and then!

IS THERE A MAP? Yes, you will be given a map upon registration or you can request one from our volunteers

WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD I BRING? Road bikes with narrow tyres might struggle in the gravel and occasional puddle, but apart from that all kinds of bikes and cycles should be fine! There are a couple of hills but the gradient is quite shallow across the whole of the route

HOW LONG IS THE ROUTE? If you ride all of the tracks it’s probably around 4 miles. Nothing too demanding and perfect for kids. There’s nothing stopping you doing the route a few times of course!

ARE HELMETS MANDATORY? No, wear whatever you like and feel comfortable in

WHEN DO THE GATES SHUT? 4pm! We’d advise you arrive no later than 3pm so you have time for a good look around.

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