This year’s Leverhulme Summer Cycle is set to be bigger and better than ever with extra stalls and fun activities lined up.

There will be a range of independent and local food and drink producers and lots of new activities including PopVox Choir, Read Now, Write Now and Little Lambs Tales.

Over a hundred people have so far registered for the event, which starts at Claire House before moving on to four miles of tree-lined, traffic-free Leverhulme tracks at Brimstage Hall and Courtyard.

Parking will be available at Claire House although participants are encouraged to travel by bike, with details of best routes available upon registration. Adapted cycles or trikes are permitted to start at Brimstage Hall.

This is the third year that the event has been held and cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to take part. People who would just like to walk the paths are welcome too. The event, which is free, will take place on Sunday, September 25th between 10am-4pm.

Last year’s event raised over £1,000 for Claire House and volunteers from the charity will be fundraising again on the day.

The leisure bike ride will include the opportunity to sample the delights of various independent stallholders located on the cycle route as well as outlets at Brimstage Hall & Courtyard.

Just Riding Along & Energise Cycles will be coming along to do Dr Bike sessions and various independent businesses will be on hand to provide refreshments, including Ebby’s Espresso, The Chocolate Cellar and Hyacinth Vintage Ice-Cream.

Others taking part in the day include Wirral Environmental Network, Merseyside Cycling Campaign, Eco Art in the Park, Calm at Church Farm and two theatre groups.

Ed Lamb, one of the founders of Rethink Now, which campaigns for stronger, healthier communities through environmental sustainability, said: “We’re delighted to have even more exhibitors and a host of activities at this year’s Leverhulme Summer Cycle. Whether people want to cycle or just walk the paths, it promises to be a great day out for all ages.” 

Tom O’Leary, Leverhulme’s Estate Manager, said: “We’re busy preparing the cycling tracks and really looking forward to welcoming visitors back again for the third year.”

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Cyclists love coffee and cake. It’s a fact and, I am particularly well qualified to talk about it because I am a cyclist and I love nothing more after a ride than sitting down with a coffee or a cuppa and celebrating my achievement with a wedge of carrot cake!

So; with the Leverhulme Summer Cylce now just over 2 weeks away we thought we’d introduce you to some of the fantastic foodies that will be on hand to ensure that no tummies are left rumbling post ride!

The Elephant Coffee Collective; Billy and the gang are firing up their gorgeous refurbed coffee van and will be based on the roundabout serving coffee and hot drinks throughout the day- perfect if you need to perk yourselves up!

Lovely Bala; What Bala doesn’t know about chocolate frankly isn’t worth knowing- she makes incredible handmade chocolates from her kitchen in Port Sunlight and has been bringing smiles to the faces of families since … if your littlies start to flag the site of a chocolate lollipop will soon give them a second wind and have them hoping back on their bike.

If you’re more of a savoury soul then Andrew at Chip’d is who you need to see – he will be bringing along his magic bike which makes dutch style chips- they’re skin on, salted and twice cooked in pure sunflower oil with a range of vegan friendly sauces- Delicious!

Emma and the team at Boysenberry Catering based in New Ferry can only be described as unashamedly epic. The deli, in New Ferry stocks an absolute shmorgersboard of products sourced from superb North West based businesses. The food they make is out of this world so whether you’re veggie, vegan, GF or a full on carnivore they’ve got you covered.

The Courtyard itself is blessed with two wonderful permanent establishments; The Mouse at Brimstage and the new Brimstage Courtyard Café- Dani and her team at the Mouse will be serving a range of food during the day including their superb Sunday roast but advanced booking is recommended for that one! Aside from that they will be offering soup and some other hot goodies.

Sandie has settled in brilliantly to Brimstage and is looking forward to serving up her range of speedy snacks such as jacket potatoes, panini’s, omelettes and sandwiches- ideal if you’ve got a family to feed- grab yourselves a spot in her courtyard if you can!

So- that’s a sneaky peak into some of our incredible eats; watch this space to find out more about activities and exhibitors supporting us on the day.