Places are still available for the nineteenth Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride, but if you fancy a spin through the Mersey tunnel, you’ll need to sign up soon – places are filling up fast.
Some 3,000 riders are expected to tackle one of five routes of 25, 50, and 90 miles, taking in Liverpool, Chester, and the surrounding Wirral countryside on Sunday July 8.
All but one of the rides starts in Liverpool and passes through the Mersey Tunnel – a roadway normally off limits to cyclists – en route to the rural Wirral.
Former world track cycling champion, Craig MacLean, a silver medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, will flag the race underway.
MacLean said: “It’s a fantastic event for families to get involved in, cyclists of all levels can do it with the choice of routes
“It’s one of the very few days cyclists can pass through the Mersey tunnel, which is an experience in itself.
“With nearly three miles under the Mersey, it’s going to be different to anything they’ve ever done before.”
Riders will be raising funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice. More than £20,000 was raised for the charity from last year’s event.
The ride will be run by Pennine Events, the team who organised the Daily Mirror Great Manchester Cycle, held earlier this month.
Online entry closes July 4. Entry on the day will be offered if places remain open, with a £2 surcharge.