Posted Friday 4th January 2013 –
Award-winning events company, Pennine Events, have announced that entries are open for the annual Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride. Taking place on Saturday 7th July 2013, the event is set to be particularly special as it marks the 20th anniversary of the mass participation ride.
Officially the biggest bike ride in Merseyside, the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool caters for cyclists of all abilities. Riders will have a choice of five routes, the Wirral Circular,
Chester-Liverpool, Liverpool-Chester routes all being 25 miles. The Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool route is 50 miles and the Liverpool Challenge, taking on Delamere Forest, is a challenging 90 miles.
For almost 20 years, cyclists have gathered in the centre of the city before setting off on this prestigious ride. At the first event back in 1994, there was just one 50 mile circular route which attracted around 250 participants. Since then the event has grown beyond recognition, attracting over 3,000 participants in 2012.
Involved in the 2012 event were Team GB Cyclists, Craig MacLean and Rik Waddon, and former Atomic Kitten star and local resident, Natasha Hamilton. Waddon, who grew up in Chester, rode the 25 mile Liverpool-Chester route just a month ahead of winning a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympics.
In 2013 Pennine Events will be pulling out all the stops to mark the event’s 20th birthday. Responsible for managing all aspects of planning and delivery, they will be working tirelessly to ensure a fun-filled family day out for all.
Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events, has been part of the team organising the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool from the early days. During this time, he has seen many changes: “Every year, I’m blown away by the support this event receives and as a result, the essential funds that it raises for local charities.”
He continued: “The event has grown substantially since we first started in 1994, and I am incredibly grateful to my fantastic team for the time and effort they put into delivering such a great day out.”
Entries are now open, with initial early bird prices available until 31st January 2013.
Full information on the distances available and their entry prices are available from: