I have been riding as a member of the Birkenhead North End Cycling Club since 1984 and currently hold the offices of Secretary and Captain.

Recent Club Rides

The club runs of the BNE start from the Eureka Cafe at 10am on Saturday and 9:30 am on a Sunday.

8/9 December

Saturday was a gentle ride in the wet and windy weather to the Galley Cafe in Chester

Sunday to Caerwys, Afonwen. Tea and cakes at Afonwen and return via Cilcain, Northop and Ewloe.

At the Cyclo cross
The winner gets a spraying

1/2 December

Saturday Club cyclo cross in Delamere and Soup at the Rigger.
The ride was marred by Jack MacAllister having an accident on the way back to the Rigger.

Sunday was wet and only three of us turned out. We went out to Kinnerton, Ffrith, Nercwys and home.

24/25 November

Saturday Ice cream farm

Sunday Malpas.

Posing At the stream near Ysceifiog
At the stream near Ysceifiog

17/18 November

Saturday via Saigton, Coddington, Tattenhall and home

Sunday via Holywell, Whitford, Caerwys, Ysceifiog. Tea and cakes at Afonwen and return via Moel-y-crio, Northop and Shotton.

Another drink at the plough
Another drink at the plough

10/11 November

Saturday to Sandstone trail above Peckforton and on for refreshments at the Plough in Christleton

Sunday via Kinnerton, Llay, Gresford, Farndon, Barton, Aldersey to the Ice Cream Farm and home.

A stop at the mountain bike centre
At the Mountain Bike Centre

3/4 November

Saturday to the Ice Cream Farm.

Sunday to the Llandegla Mountain Bike Centre.

A stop in the rain while we regroup
Regroup in the damp

27/28 October

The Club Weekend to Youlgrave in Derbyshire. Click for route. Enjoyed by all.

A stop at a shop for drinks
Stone Zoo

20/21 October

Saturday round Tattenhall, Crewe-by-Farndon, Aldford and back to the Yacht to try and watch the Merseyside derby. They weren't showing it, so we rode to Willaston to watch it.

Sunday was our club Hillclimb at Hope Mountain. A circuitous route past the Stone Zoo and Cilcain home.

6/7 October

Saturday to the Delamere Visitor Centre

Sunday our club promoted the Flintshire Challenge Rides so most members were either riding that or helping in the smooth running of the event

8/9 September

Saturday to the cafe at Gweryd Lakes

Sunday Rosset - Farndon - Ice Cream Farm

1/2 September

Saturday to Overton - Sarn Mill - Carden - Tattenhall

Sunday Kelsall - Ice Cream Farm

25/26 August - Bank Holiday

At the Dinas Mawddwy control
At the Dinas Mawddwy control

Sunday. Many of our members took part in the Wild Wales Challenge at Bala.

18/19 August

A stop at a shop for drinks
Refreshments at The Plough

Ride to Bunbury, Beeston cafe (which we found closed) - on to the Ice Cream Farm - and for anyone who preferred, a stop at the Plough, Waverton.

Sunday's weather was showers. We had a short ride via Buckley and Leeswood to Treuddyn and return

11/12 August

A stop at a shop for drinks
Refuelling at Llanarmon

Saturday promised good weather so we went Oakenholt - Northop - Soughton - Gwernaffield - Ruthin - Corwen - Carog - Bryneglwys - Llanarmon - Mold and back to the Eureka.

Sunday started with showers. We went to the Ice Cream Farm.

4/5 August

Saturday we went to Northop - Halkyn - Tremeirchion - Denbigh - Pont Ystrad - Llanrhaeadr - Ruthin (with a tea stop) and return over the Bwlch, down the Rainbow and through Mold

Sunday took us out over Saltney Ferry bridge, Rossett, Farndon an a stop to watch the road races at Saighton. After the racing had finished, we went to the Ice Cream Farm for refreshments then home.

21/22 July

Waiting for a puncture repair
Waiting for a Puncture

Saturday. Mostly raining so a direct ride to the Ice Cream Farm and back

Sunday we went a little further via Waverton, Farndon, Shocklach, Malpas, Harthill, another stop at the Ice Cream Farm and home with a couple of stops for punctures as pictured.

14/15 July

Saturday. Of the two dozen at the Eureka Cafe, only one rider came with me. The two of us went Tattenhall - Burwardsley - Harthill - Cholmodley - Malpas - Tilston - Farndon - Lavister - Kinnerton and back to Eureka via Saltney footbridge

Sunday had a few more takers, and we went to Rossett - Marford - Cross Lanes - Bangor on Dee - Shocklach - Farndon - Chester and home

7/8 July

The rider at London Bridge
At the bridge of London Bridge

A sunny day saw us go via Kinnerton, Bradley, Brymbo and Bwlchgwyn to the Llandegla Forest Mountain Bike Centre and back over the Llandegla moors and Coed Talon.

Sunday threatened rain, but we managed to escape with just a few showers. We went Hawarden - Coed Talon - Llandegla - Graigfechan - Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd - London Bridge - Rhes-y-Cae - Halkyn and back through Northop and Queensferry

30 June / 1 July

Riders pause on top of the cobbled bridge
On The Packhorse Bridge

A wet day on Saturday with a turn out of only eight. A ride to Summertrees Café via the packhorse bridges at Hockenhull

The Sunday ride was to the Ice Cream Farm, near Tattenhall, and back to the Eureka seconds before we were caught in a very heavy shower.

23/24 June

Dave Newby braves the deep water
Dave fords the Alyn

Saturday took us to the cafe at Gweryd Lakes for dutch pancakes via Northop, Rhosesmor, Pantymwyn, and Leete Ford where Dave Newby was the only one of us to take the plunge

On the Sunday, we went to Delamere Visitor Centre.

16/17 June

Riders at the bridge in Bontuchel
At the bridge in Bontuchel

The Saturday ride was to Hopley House as we are planning to use this cafe as a lunch stop on the club weekend.

The Sunday ride was over Llandegla moors, own the Nant-y-Garth Pass to Ruthin, on to Bontuchel (Pictured). Then on to Denbigh, and return on the Mold - Denbigh road.