The Neston area is blessed with many off-road and on-road cycle routes.
Wirral Circular Trail follows the Wirral Way through Parkgate, Neston and Willaston. This signposted trail is 35 miles long, and follows much of Wirral’s coast. Copies of the excellent booklet are at Neston Library or you can download a printable copy from the Visit Wirral website.
Cheshire regional circular Route 70 goes through Neston, Willaston and Burton. Full details can be found on the Visit Chester & Cheshire website.
Sustrans* National Route 568 (Burton Marsh Greenway) connects Neston to the Deeside Industrial Park, with links to Chester and North Wales.
Sustrans* National Route 56 goes through Parkgate, Neston and Willaston along part of the Wirral Way. The whole of the Wirral Way can be cycled to West Kirby and to Hooton.
Cheshire Route 71 goes from Parkgate to Teggs Nose Country Park, connecting the highest and lowest points in Cheshire. Full details can be found on the Visit Chester & Cheshire website.
In July 2015, the Liverpool to Chester Bike Ride and the Great Tour Coastal Cycle Ride both came through Neston. The Liverpool to Chester ride has come again repeatedly, with a service station at Neston Community & Youth Centre.
Sustrans (sustainable transport) is always keen to recruit new volunteers. Neston volunteers include Rob Ward who composed cycle rides 1 – 7. When cycling off-road, please slow down for pedestrians and horses, and give them plenty of warning that you are there. Expect dogs to walk in front of you unless they are closely controlled. When cycling on roads wear high-visibility clothing and at night use lights. See the Sustrans code for shared-use paths. Local Sustrans Volunteers can be contacted via email.
This following links describe routes from Neston suitable for cyclists of moderate fitness and skill.
- Cycle Ride Neston to West Kirby along the Wirral Way.
- Cycle Ride Neston to Hooton along the Wirral Way.
- Cycle Ride Neston to Seacombe along Sustrans Route 56.
- Cycle Ride Neston to Chester along Sustrans Route 56.
- Cycle Ride Neston circular Ride round North Wirral.
- Cycle Ride Neston circular Ride to Shotton and Chester.
- Cycle Ride Neston to Deeside Industrial Park and Back.
- Cycle Ride Neston, Willaston, Burton. (Leaflets for this route are available in Neston Library and Town Hall)
Other Cycle Ride Routes
Chester Cycling Campaign have produced leaflets with cycle rides. Two are available from Neston Library: No. 5 The Capenhurst Caper is 19 miles, from Capenhurst via Shotwick, Blacon, Chester, Saughall and Mollington back to Capenhurst. No. 8 The Burton Warbler is 21 miles, from Willaston via Neston, Deeside Industrial Park, Shotwick, Capenhurst back to Willaston.
A 12-mile circular ride, Signals to Saltmarsh, connects Willaston, Burton, Neston and Parkgate.
As part of the Neston Cycle Town celebrations in 2015 and 2016 two booklets were produced showing cycle routes through the area these can be downloaded from the following links: Neston Family Cycle Route Number 1 and Larger Map of Cycle Routes around Neston Region.