This is a ride we planned to do last year but it had to be deferred. Anyway, our Beatles aficionado Paul G is now able to lead this ride and share some fascinating facts about the Beatles. Our tour will cover around 21 miles and is mainly flat with a couple of short uphill sections. The route includes a few busy main roads and also passes through public parks. The nature of the ride will involve a few stops when Paul will share information with us. It is suitable for any bike.
The ride follows the scenic waterfront into the city for a few miles. When we arrive at the docks we will pass the Beatles Story museum then continue to the statues of the Fab Four erected in December 2015 – with a bit of New York to look out for! The ride then continues into the city centre where we will view the Eleanor Rigby Statue before pushing the bikes through Mathew Street, home of the Cavern Club and other Beatles related attractions and points of interest. Dependent upon the views of the group, we may stop here for a while to allow people to have a wander around.
After Mathew Street we go through the city centre passing several other sites, including a squat where John Lennon lived whilst an art student with Stu Sutcliffe. We then head out to the leafy suburbs passing through Princes Park and Sefton Park. At Sefton Park we will stop to view the restored Palm House that has a Beatles link. We leave Sefton Park and ride along Penny Lane and round the shelter in the middle of the roundabout. Returning up Penny Lane we will cycle past schools that John Lennon attended. We cycle through another lovely park before going past John Lennon’s aunt’s house where he grew up. We will stop in Woolton where there are plenty places to eat and drink. This is the village where John and Paul first met.
We return to Otterspool passing Strawberry Fields and Paul McCartney’s childhood home before travelling downhill back to the promenade.
Parking at the start point is free.
Paul G is leading the ride. Ray, Joyce & Liz will be joining him on his magical mystery tour, who will be next?