LIVERPOOL IN SUMMER IN UNDENIABLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES ON EARTH – OR AT LEAST THAT’S OUR HUMBLE OPINION! SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO SEE THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS (AS WELL AS BURN OFF SOME OF THOSE SUMMER COCKTAILS) THAN BY BIKE!
With a multitude of tracks to choose from, here are just three of the most picturesque cycling routes in the area for you to enjoy this month whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or a novice setting off on your very first cube road bike.
As one of the most famous parks in Merseyside, not only is Sefton Park a great place to head for a walk, it’s also becoming increasingly popular with cyclists within the city. Catering to all abilities, the hilly terrain in parts is a great way for more experienced riders to build their stamina, whilst the flatter areas of the park are great for anyone just looking for a lazy cycle on a sunny weekend.
With picnic benches scattered throughout, and wide grassy arena to sunbathe on, we’d definitely recommend taking a few sandwiches with you – but if you forget, there’s an Ice Cream kiosk by the lake, that it’d be rude not to visit!
Liverpool Loop Line
Abandoned in 1964 by British Rail, this former railway path is perfect for novice and experienced cyclists with it being flat, (with no horrendous hills to tackle) and almost completely traffic free. Forming part of the famous Trans Pennine Trail, this trail is close enough to the city to find a nice restaurant or beer garden to stop and rehydrate in whilst still giving the feeling that you’re in the countryside.
With woodland surroundings and high embankments that offer beautiful views of the city, this route is a perfect way to get out of the house on a sunny day.
Not only is Otterspool Prom renowned as a haven for cyclists around the city, but it was also named one of the top ten cycling route in the whole of Britain back in 2008.
Boasting breathtaking views of the River Mersey and the Pier Head, we recommend starting at the Liver Building and cycling the five-mile path along the waterfront, taking in the Albert Dock, and finishing up at Otterspool Park.
Do you have any favourite cycling spots in the city? Let us know any hidden gems in the comments section!