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The Leverhulme Summer Cycle 2019 has been and gone. Huge thanks to all who came along. You all helped to make it a fantastic day.
If we’ve missed anything, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions 🙂
Is the event free to attend?
Yes it is! Bring some change for food and drinks if you want, but there’s no obligation to spend a penny.
Are the tracks open after the event?
No. The tracks are private land and mainly used for agricultural work, so enjoy them while you can on 22nd September.
What time can we arrive from?
The course will open to cyclists at 10am and gates will be closed at 3.30pm for ‘last entries’.
We’re driving to the event. Where do we park?
Head to the main entrance at Brimstage Hall. This is the place you would arrive at if you were visiting the courtyard or maze. There is ample parking behind the courtyard plus the overflow areas that surround the Brimstage Maze. In the event of parking being full our volunteers will direct you to additional facilities.
I’ll be cycling to the event. What’s the best way to come by bike?
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the best/safest routes to Brimstage Hall by bike. It’s World Car Free day on the 22nd so extra bonus points for those that can ditch the car entirely.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Of course! We have secured some fab food vendors who will be on hand selling snacks including vegan, veggie and gluten free but you’re more than welcome to bring your own along with a picnic blanket it you want to. Make a day of it!
Can I walk the route?
Whilst this is primarily a cycling event you are very welcome to walk the tracks instead- they are usually closed to the public so this is a really unique opportunity to see some of the hidden parts of the peninsula. Just be sure to keep your eyes out for those moving faster than you. There’s plenty of space for everyone.
What kind of bike should I bring?
The farm tracks we are using are typically used by agricultural vehicles so are a little loose and uneven in parts so thicker tyres are best if possible.
Will the event be on if it rains?
It will! In the event of a calamitous downpour we might have to cancel, but anything less than that and it will be all systems go. Be sure to keep an eye on the forecast so that you’re prepared and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates in the 24–48 hours prior to the event.
Will the Brimstage Maze be open as usual?
The Maize Maze is open weekends until the end of September but our event is not directly connected with the maze so, to avoid disappointment please check their social media for updates.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
No. We will, however, ask all participants to sign a form before they enter the course agreeing to our terms and conditions which will include an understanding that the tracks are ‘off-road’ and that you take responsibility for riding on them. If you’re a nervous rider then feel free to wear a helmet. We’d recommend children to wear one as well but it’s entirely your decision.
Is the course suitable for a bike with stabilisers?
If it’s dry, then probably. If wet then no. Kids on balance bikes should be fine though, and scooters might be a good option as well.
Will I be able to lock my bike up when I’m back at Brimstage Hall & Courtyard?
We won’t have any extra dedicated bike parking, but there are plenty of places that bikes can be locked up. Just remember to bring your lock! Your bike remains your responsibility at all times.
How long is the route?
It can be as long or as short as you want! If you were to head out from the start and ride each path from the roundabout and back again you would hit 4 miles. There’s nothing stopping you from riding it over and over though, or even cutting it short. It’s not a race. Take it slow, enjoy the views and have a chat with your friends and family.
Can I bring my dog along?
We’re sorry to say that dogs can’t be brought onto the private land due to concerns around livestock. Apologies.