Kirkby Leisure Centre
Kirkby Leisure Centre, Kirkby
A rolling route through lovely countryside with only one significant climb. The route starts by looping around the periphery of Aintree and then heading through rolling farmland passing the villages of Bickerstaffe and Rainford on route to Billinge. There is a café stop at Fir Tree Farm on Pimbo Lane (popular stop with cyclists, even Bradley Wiggins has stopped here - according to the owners). The only climb of the route is a sharp ascent of Billinge Hill, and this comes soon after the café stop, before a long descent through Billinge and back to Rainford. The route then meanders through the countryside back to Kirkby.