OVO Energy Tour Series

Wirral is set for cycling fever in 2019 as the incredible OVO Energy Tour Series and Tour of Britain come to the borough for the very first time!

The team-based OVO Energy Tour Series brings together the best in British professional male and female cyclists. See the riders including 14-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey and three-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy in action and up-close as they race around a 1.3km circuit of historic Hamilton Square and surrounding area at speeds of up to 60kmph.

During the daytime Hamilton Square will play host to cycling-themed activities and events for everyone to enjoy, before the professional women’s and men’s races in the early evening, with highlights of both shown on ITV4 on Thursday 23 May.

Event schedule

11.30am Activities Start

1pm Schools Activity

3.15pm Amateur Race

5.30pm Elite Women’s Race

7pm Elite Men’s Race

8.30pm Podium Celebrations

Moth Trapping and Recording

Whilst butterflies are widely loved and appreciated, moths often have rather negative associations as a result of their largely nocturnal lifestyle, which means that people are often unaware of their beauty. In fact some moth species rival the beauty of our native butterflies in the complexity and colour of their wing markings, and have such evocative names as True Lover’s Knot, Drinker, Emperor, July Highflyer, to name but a few.

*Booking is essential, please email croxtethparkvolunteergroup@gmail.com to book your place*

Blossom Day and More about Trees: Wirral Tree Gardens

A traditional orchard is recognised as a priority site for biodiversity.  Our demonstration orchard at Brimstage Hall was restored in the 19990’s and was planned to show a traditional orchard, largely of heritage fruit varieties. The orchard is managed organically, with hand tools and ongoing restoration and improvement.

We will be there between 10:30am and 2:30pm for advice or a chat about fruit trees, harvesting and the use of apples, pears, plums, hazels and quinces as food and drink. We are also sharing ideas about trees in schools, parks, community projects and for health, well-being and enjoyment.

We have some surplus trees grown from seed to give out for suitable use in schools or in places with public access, so head down and grab yours!

‘Let’s Ride’ Pop-Up Cycling Event

Our pop up events are ideal for the whole family to enjoy cycling together and Croxteth Park provides a safe and friendly space for cyclists of all abilities to ride at a pace they want, as many times as they want.

  • Cycle across a 1.2 mile route
  • Traffic free so pedal at your own pace and in peace!
  • Free bike hire is available
  • Knowledgeable volunteers who are happy to chat all things cycling!

*Come down any time between 10:30am and 12:30pm*

RSPB Nature Walk

Marshside is one of the best places for birdwatching on the internationally important Ribble Estuary, which holds more birds than any other estuary in the UK. Up to 40.000 birds in winter.

The reserve has some of the best lowland wet grassland in the north-west of England, including the habitats of swamp, saltmarsh and scrub. It is an important refuge in winter for Pink-footed geese, Wigeons, Black-tailed Godwits and Golden Plovers and in spring provides nesting places for Lapwings, Redshanks, Shovelers and Skylarks.
Egrets are now regularly seen on the reserve including cattle and gt white. Bearded tits recorded October 2018, will they finally find a home here?

*Please meet at Hesketh Road, not the reserve car park. We will be looking at the reserve from behind on the footpath by the golf course*