Where do we arrive? Is there parking for cars?
The official start point is Claire House, Clatterbridge(CH63 4JD). We would love as many people as possible to arrive by bike – we have a decent size area for parking but the more that can come by bike, the more efficient we can be with traffic, etc.
Folks with adapted cycles, trikes and wheelchair users should start at Brimstage Hall and Courtyard (CH63 6JA) as this is a more accessible entry point to the site.
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. You’re more than welcome to bring a picnic blanket and some food of your own.
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.