We head to Wirral to bask in the warmth of mirthful Merseysiders
– Words: Russell Jones | Photos: Andy Jones
Meets: Tuesday night is chaingang night, Wednesdays and Fridays are longer rides — between 50 to 80 miles. Saturday: 10am roll out from the Eureka Cafe. Sunday is big-ride day with one ride out for about 60 miles non-stop and another faster ride seeking out a cafe stop halfway around an 80-100 mile loop.
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“Beans on toast and a spare please, Anne.”
We’ve just returned to the ‘spiritual’ home of the Port Sunlight Wheelers, the infamous Eureka cafe, ‘the Mills’ as it’s known locally. Anne had wished us all off for a good ride and now she is welcoming us back, topping up energy levels lost through the winding North Wales route that Club Captain Craig Tabiner had devised for the day.
“That was a good leg loosener today for the main ride tomorrow, but from today’s route there are many different combinations we can take, even head off for an epic to Betws y Coed or Bala.”
One thing you quickly pick up on riding with the Sunlight is the continual chatter throughout the group. Even while slightly breathless on the first climb of the ride out of Hawarden it doesn’t stop. “Hey Terry, are those matching socks you’ve got on today for a change?” “You’d think so but they are