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Covid 19 Guidelines

Club events should follow the general Covid 19 guidelines for England (link) and Wales (link).

Please exercise caution, be sensitive to the concerns of other members, and take care to observe remaining legal restrictions in Wales.

Current Events

June

Tuesday 4th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Vijay
Thursday 6th Evening Walk
Bunbury fields and canal with pub afterwards
Nick
Saturday 8th Off road biking
Half day off road biking in Cheshire
Grade: Intermediate
Ali
Tuesday 11th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Andy
Thursday 13th Evening Walk
Shady Oak to Beeston Castle
Grade: Easy
Julie
Tuesday 18th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Stuart
Thursday 20th Evening Walk
TBC
Grade: Easy
Vijay
Saturday 22nd Day walk
Linear walk Delamere to Chester
Grade: Intermediate
Richard
Tuesday 25th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Mick
Thursday 27th Evening Walk
TBC
Ruth
Sunday 30th Day Walk
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Faye

July

Tuesday 2nd Evening Biking
Beeston Castle circular
Grade: Intermediate
Sarah J
Thursday 4th Evening Walk
Cilcain route
Grade: Easy
Janet
Tuesday 9th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Easy
Mick
Thursday 11th Evening Walk
Talacre beach walk and BBQ
Sarah H
Weekend 12th - 15th Yorkshire Dales Weekend
Bunkhouse in Wharfdale area. 3 nights booked
Grade: Intermediate & fun
Janet
Tuesday 16th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Easy
Ruth
Thursday 18th Evening Walk
TBC
Grade: Easy
Heather
Saturday 20th Social
BBQ - Mickle Trafford
Grade: Fun
Ruth & Dave
Tuesday 23rd Evening Biking
TBC
Gareth
Thursday 25th Evening Walk
TBC
Grade: Easy
Diane
Tuesday 30th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Sarah C

August

Thursday 1st Evening Walk
TBC
Grade: Easy
Ali
Tuesday 6th Evening Biking
Mountain biking
Grade: Intermediate
Alison
Thursday 8th Evening Walk
Bickerton
Grade: Easy
Sarah J
Tuesday 13th Evening Biking
Parkgate circular
Grade: Intermediate
Sarah J
Thursday 15th Evening Walk
TBA
Grade: Easy
Sarah C
Saturday 17th Day walk
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Ali
Tuesday 20th Evening Biking
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Steve W
Thursday 22nd Evening Walk
TBC
Grade: Easy
Richard
Tuesday 27th Evening Biking
TBC
TBC
Thursday 29th Evening Walk
TBC
Grade: Easy
Bernard

September

Tuesday 3rd Evening Biking
Huxley circular
Grade: Easy
Jules H
Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th Weekend
Barmouth long weekend
Grade: Intermediate
Catherine
Saturday 21st Day walk
TBC
Grade: Intermediate/Hard
Ian

October

Weekend 11th - 13th Weekend
Lake District Duddon Valley
Grade: Intermediate
Mike
Sunday 27th Social
Gig in Chester
Grade: Fun
Sarah J

November

Weekend 29th November - 1st December Christmas weekend
Sedburgh
Grade: Intermediate and fun
Ali

December

Sunday 22nd Walk and pub lunch
Walk from Bickerton Poacher, returning for carvery lunch
Grade: Easy Fun
Stella

October 2025

Weekend 17th - 19th Borrowdale Weekend
High House bunkhouse at top of Borrowdale, Lake District
Grade: Intermediate
Mike S

Participation Statement

Participation in outdoor activities such as hill walking, climbing and cycling (on or off road) is inherently risky. You should only get involved if you are personally prepared to accept these risks and recognise that you may be exposed to potentially life-threatening situations. You are responsible for your own actions and involvement, and must be aware that your actions may affect the health and safety of others, both members and non-members, and act accordingly.

Grading of Walks

Easy:

Straightforward walking.
Short day - 2-3 hours.

Intermediate:

Mixed terrain.
Average distance may be testing for some but within most people's reach.
Longer day - up to 6 hours.

Hard:

Technically and/or physically difficult.
Experience is a must!
Longer, tougher days to push your skills - 5-6 hours and over.

Grading of Biking

Easy:

Easy / gently undulating terrain, social pace to suit all riders.
Typically: 10-13 mph average speed (road); family trail / "Green-Blue" grade MTB.
Frequent refreshment / picture stops.
Suit novice, infrequent and social riders.

Intermediate:

Mixed terrain, some more challenging / faster sections.
Typically: 12-15 mph average speed (road); "Blue-Red" grade MTB.

Hard:

Technically and/or physically difficult due to terrain, distance or speed.
Typically: 14–18 mph average speed (road); "Red-Black" grade MTB.
Refreshment stops on the move.
Suit regular riders wanting a more challenging / adventurous ride.

"Hard+" Events

Primarily these would be walks (including scrambling) in high mountains and/or in winter conditions, but could also be very challenging cycling events.

They can be one-off day events, or be part of a Club weekend, or a longer trip away.

On such events the risk is inherently greater.

Leaders of these events are expected to give clear instructions to club members before such an event, outlining not just the route and expected conditions, but also the maximum number of people that will be able to join them.

Leaders should ensure that they are comfortable with the ratio of 'experienced' to 'less-experienced' members attending the event. They need to be able to explain to members, in a considered and reasonable manner, why they may not be able to take them on the event, at that particular time.

If you wish to attend these events you need to have the required equipment and have some experience in how to use it. You need to be prepared to discuss your experience and expectations, in a considered and reasonable manner, with the event Leader, and accept any judgement they may make, either before or during the event.

The Club encourages members who wish to participate in such events to attend suitable courses in winter skills.

The Club has no liability for members attending such events and it is imperative that you ensure that not only are you suitably skilled and experienced, but that you have personal insurance to cover you for all activities that you participate in.

Climbing

Beginners are welcome by arrangement with the event organiser, in order to ensure that there is an adequate ration of experienced to new climbers.

Questions and Updates

If you have any questions about events or any event updates, please email the Events Co-ordinator.