Following our recent request for you to share your experiences of our Sefton Circular Cycle Route – we are pleased to share this blog submitted by Daniel Trickett who lives in Ainsdale.

If you haven’t tried it yet, hopefully this will inspire you……

“I first cycled the Sefton Circular after working away for a few months. After cycling through the busy West Midlands urban areas, this made a superb change. Setting off from Ainsdale we headed for Formby Woods. Being January and very wet we nearly instantly got covered in mud, but it’s not proper mountain biking until you’re covered right?

Onwards we went through Formby to follow the coast all the way down to Crosby and a much needed coffee break, sweeping along past Another Place as waves crashed over the sea wall.

On leaving Crosby it was into unchartered territory following the Circular signs. Through Rimrose Valley in heavy hail and biting cold, before flying along the canal. Before we know it we’ve cut through to Maghull and the familiar Cheshire Lines Path. Now it’s the home stretch to Ainsdale but seems to take forever fighting against a bitter northerly headwind with the odd hail storm. After what feels like an age we’re back in Mecycle and having well deserved coffee and cake. We certainly earned it today!

After being away it’s a beautiful reintroduction to Sefton on a route that has woods, seafront, rolling countryside
and beautiful canal views.”


Thanks to Daniel for his submission (Photos by Daniel Trickett)