Pennine Events has announced the Liverpool to Chester to Liverpool bike ride will take place on June 22 in the run-up to the Tour de France visiting England.
The event will see Liverpool city centre play host to thousands of cyclists setting off on their cycle challenge following in the tyre tracks of the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman and Victoria Pendleton.
With the 2013 event attracting more than 3,400 riders, this year the organisers are hoping for even more participants in the 21st running of the event.
Riders choose from seven different route options, all of which include a unique traffic-free section underground through the Birkenhead Tunnel.
These options include a six mile traffic free family ride, a 25-mile Wirral Circular, the classic 50-mile Liverpool to Chester to Liverpool and the 100-mile Cheshire Challenge.
The Liverpool Chester Bike Ride will once again be raising money for Claire House Children’s Hospice, hoping to top the whopping £22,000 raised last time.
Mark Sandamas, director of Pennine Events, said: “We have brought forward the event from its usual July date to avoid clashing with the Tour de France being in Yorkshire.
“Hopefully people will be stimulated by the build-up to the world’s most famous cycling event and be getting out on their bikes in the Liverpool to Chester to Liverpool Bike Ride.
“This time the ride will have a new, lower price for children entering the event, with event fees starting at £6 and ranging up to £23 depending on age and route for people entering before the end of the year.”
For more information please visit www.liverpoolchesterliverpool.com or call 01772 447979.