Date: Sunday 4th July 2021
The bike ride is non-competitive and covers a range of distances from 5 miles to 100 miles, for all the family and abilities depending on the chosen route. Many riders start outside the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool, which offers a unique opportunity to ride approximately 2.5 miles through the Tunnel under the river Mersey, traffic free (courtesy of Merseytravel). Alternatively, riders can start from a lively event site at the Countess of Chester Health Park.
The bike ride takes place largely on the Public Highway, which remains open to traffic, but also makes use of cycle ways/paths.
This is the 27th year the event has been held and continuity has been kept with its well-known and established routes (Liverpool to Chester; Chester to Liverpool; Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool; the 100 Mile Challenge; Chester Challenge and the Tunnel Family Ride).
For the 10th year running, our charity partner is “Claire House Children’s Hospice”.
With such a range of distances and challenges available, the event is perfect for the general public including families, keen cyclists, charity fundraisers, Claire House / charity partner supporters and those individuals looking for an opportunity to achieve a personal challenge.
A key feature of the event is the unique opportunity to cycle traffic-free through the Mersey Tunnel and this alone contributes to so many participants returning year after year.