Charity Events

Get on your bike for top cycling event

By Sue Ormesher

Keen cyclists, thrill seekers and fun lovers are being encouraged to sign up for the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride.

Returning for its 23rd year, this unique event has courses aimed at all age groups and all cycling abilities.

Each participant can choose their own route ranging from a Five Miles Family Tunnel to the 100 Mile Liverpool Challenge, with each route taking in some of the North West’s top attractions and picturesque landscapes.

Event organisers, Pennine Events, are expecting that 2016 will be the biggest yet with more than 4,000 people expected to take part. Local children’s hospice, Claire House, returns as the chosen charity for the 5th consecutive year.

Entries are now open for Liverpool-Chester bike ride

Mandy Parkinson at Pennine Events, said: “If anyone is looking for an excuse to dust off your bike and get back in the saddle then this is the time to do it.

“Cycling is such a fantastic sport to take part in. Not only is it a great form of exercise but also very sociable too and a great way of meeting new friends. We look forward to welcoming all new and returning cyclists next year.”

The popular event appeals to a wide range of needs when searching for an event to take part in; fundraising, personal achievement and a simple desire to become fitter and healthier. This combination of goals contributes to the supportive atmosphere and the interaction of the riders as they learn about each other’s reason for participating.

Beth Tweddle with friends at the start line of the Liverpool - Chester - Liverpool bike ride last year

Beth Tweddle with friends at the start line of the Liverpool – Chester – Liverpool bike ride last year

A key feature of the event is the unique opportunity to cycle traffic-free through the Mersey Tunnel and this contributes to so many participants returning year after year.

Places for the event, which will take place on Sunday July 3rd, are already being booked so to avoid disappointment, organisers are advising people to sign up now.

For more information, including how to book a place, please visit