Escape to Another Place - Overnight Cycle
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I've been wanting to do an overnight cycle for a couple of years, however the existing well-known overnight events; the Dunwich Dynamo and the Exmouth Exodus are just not convenient for us northern folk.
Join Will on this new ODL cycle challenge, cycling 100 miles from sunny Telford in Shropshire, through the night to Crosby Beach just outside Liverpool. At Crosby beach we will be welcomed by Sir Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' artwork; 100 cast iron figures facing towards the sea. We will leave Telford as it just becomes dark and arrive at Crosby Beach ready for breakfast and the sunrise.
The night of 11 June has been chosen as it is as close as possible to the full moon (Tuesday 14th June) and the summer solstice (shortest night, Tuesday 21st June).
The proposed route can be viewed here. We will cycle through Newport, Market Drayton and hopefully find a kebab shop or similar in Chester for some midnight energy. We will then continue through Frodsham, Runcorn and the heart of Liverpool before arriving at Crosby beach.
If you have any questions about the event or the route please contact Will.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. Read the NHS self-isolation guidance.
- OutdoorLads strongly encourages all attendees to take a rapid lateral flow test immediately prior to attending an event. This will help to keep everyone safe. Order free Rapid Lateral Flow Tests.
Photos: All photos taken by Will Allaway and used with permission.
What to bring
BIKE: a road bike.
LIGHTWEIGHT LOCK: not a D lock (they are HEAVY)!
Plus the usual:
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters
Punctures: spare inner tubes (at least 2), bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daypack / bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Bike lights: you may need two sets if your batteries don't last long.
Mobile Phone and external battery pack.
Chocolate for Will
Food & drink
Bring plenty of water. Bring plenty of sugary snacks and caffeine drinks.
We may find a late night kebab shop or a 24hr supermarket on-route but not guaranteed.