If you watched or were a part of the Wirral Bikeathon that passed through Hoylake last Sunday then you might be interested to know it’s currently National Bike Week (13-21 June) at the moment. You can use their straightforward events search to find other local(ish) in Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool. TheÂ Hoylake Welsh Presbyterian church was one of the official Wirral Bikeathon supporters by the way.
You’ll often see cyclists down on the prom – including a fair number on the road who either don’t see or take notice of the one way sign at the start of North Parade. If you head in the other direction to Meols then you can continue along the embankment to the start of New Brighton prom. It’s an approximate distance of 5 miles from the new lifeboat station to the end of the embankment – I’ve cycled and ran it quite few times myself. Don’t forget that typically the wind will be in your face as you head back home to Meols/Hoylake. But don’t let that put you off …pick a calm day and enjoy the sea views.
Ian Hazlehurst says
Yes I agree on your recommendation to go on a calm day. A friend and I cycled to New Brighton a few years ago, happily cycling along, not realising the wind pushing us from behind. When we turned round at New Brighton to return to Hoylake we had such a struggle to keep going at some stages, it took us 4 times as long to do the return trip.
I did do it once on a windy day when it was near high-tide …got soaked. I can laugh about it now 🙂