Saturday 24th February 2018 10:00am

Starting from - Bootle Leisure Centre, L20 5JJ

  • 34.7 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 5 hr
  • Challenging
  • Sefton
  • Adults 16+ only

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Starting point

Bootle Leisure Centre
North Park, Washington Parade
L20 5JJ

Bootle Leisure Centre

This will be a grand day out adventure incorporating the fresh sea air, traffic free cycle paths and lots of nature. The route begins cycling out towards the coastal path, past the Gormley statues and through Crosby breathing in the fresh Irish Sea air. Continuing on the cycle paths, route 810, you filter through Formby, around the Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve and up to Ainsdale itself, where a much deserved refreshment stop can be had in Ainsdale Village. On the return the route ventures back via the loopline NCN62, miles of traffic free paths, to Netherton. From there you cycle along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, past Rimrose Valley Country Park and back to the start.

The route is not fully suitable for road bikes however it is entirely your discretion if you know the surfaces and feel confident to ride on one. the majority of the surface is loose gravel.

We'll ride at a steady pace of 7 - 10 mph on this ride and we'll keep our pace at a level so that we can all stay together.
Remember, this is not a race, but a leisurely ride at a pace to suit the slowest in the group!
Please check your bike over the night before the ride, tyres inflated, all bolts tight, lubricated. Clothing, helmet & lights checked and ready. Please ensure you have a pump and a couple of spare tubes in case of punctures and a good secure lock.
It would be great to have some new & some familiar faces on this ride, you're all welcome & I look forward to riding with you.
Please be at the start point at least 15 mins before the ride start time, ready to ride, so that we are able to get away at the stated start time of 10.00

Route rating

4.5 stars (51) Reviews


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    Ride Leader

Keith Paterson


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