Starting from either the Pier Head or Seacombe.
0945 at Pier Head or 1020 from Seacombe. Don't be late, the ferry won't wait for you.
If you haven't got a bus pass then purchase an All Zone Saverway that includes trains and the ferry, don't get the cheaper one. It is still cheaper than by the ferry ticket at the terminal!
So come along on both and experience how the same ride can provide different experiences.
Please read all the information below before booking on.
The ride starts at Pier Head Ferry Terminal and boards the world famous "Ferry across the Mersey" to Seacombe to ride over 10 magnificent miles of traffic free coastal paths. At Seacombe we pick up the National Cycle Network 56 along the River Mersey shoreline through Wallasey. As we cycle around the head at New Brighton the Irish Sea will come into view and the picturesque views of the magnificent coast. It's traffic free all the way until we join the suburban roads outside of Sandhey.
It's not long until we re-join the NCN 568 for more traffic free cycle paths, heading south past the Wirral Country Park and along the coast until Parkgate, our most outward point and our proposed food stop. It's a straight return on quiet country lanes and cycle paths, through Poulton and meandering through the streets as we return to the Docks. There are plenty of stopping points on the way and a chance to admire the beautiful scenery.
The following is only applicable to a guided ride
The group will board the 10am ferry from Pier Head, so please meet with enough time to purchase a ticket if necessary but also to exchange the ticket for a boarding pass. The ferry will arrive at Seacombe at 1020am. Due to the nature of the ride and potential issues we cannot guarantee the exact time of the return ferry, however we expect the group to arrive for the ferry departing Seacombe at 1520pm and arriving at Pier Head at 1550pm. Ferries depart Seacombe at 30minutes past every hour so please be aware this.
Please note that a ferry ticket will need to be purchased prior to the start of the ride. The advice is to buy an ‘All Areas’ Saveaway ticket from a vendor. The saveaway ticket cannot be bought at the ferry but at the train station or other vendors; see the link below for local vendors.
This ticket can then be exchanged for a boarding pass at the ticket office.
For more information on a Saveaway ticket; http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Tickets/compare-tickets/Pages/Saveaway.aspx http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Tickets/buying-tickets/Pages/Places-to-Buy-Tickets.aspx?postcode=Ent&Area=liverpool
It is a superbly unique ride with spectacular views so come join us for the days event