Where do we arrive? Is there parking for cars?
We’re currently working on our plans for the 2022 event. We are hoping to replicate the plan from 2021 where we started at Claire House but will confirm this as soon as possible.
We strongly encourage as many people as possible to arrive by bike. The route for people near Bebington/Spital and beyond is a really lovely ride that takes you past Claremont Farm, across the pedestrian/cycle bridge over the motorway then safely down to Claire House via the shared use pavement.
People with adapted cycles, trikes and wheelchairs should start at Brimstage Hall as the route onto the estate is more accessible from here.
Full details will be emailed to everyone in advance of the event – just be sure to register!
Is the event free to attend?
Yes it is! Bring that debit card 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 12th September 2021.
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’.
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.
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.
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.