The Capenhurst Caper

Family on Bike RideThe Capenhurst Caper is a 26 km (18 mile) route, exploring the countryside to the north of Chester. It makes use of National Cycle Routes 56 and 5, as well as quiet country lanes and canal towpaths. There is a short section on a bridleway which has a surface suitable for bicycles. This is a highly recommended route.

Chester Cycling Campaign’s seven Family Cycle Rides have been planned with all members of the family in mind. The routes use quiet lanes, established cycle routes and canal tow paths wherever possible, except for some occasional short sections on busier roads. All rides are between 15 and 20 miles in length, and are suitable for families with children, either riding their own bikes or riding on a trailer bike. Some rides include short off-road sections. The directions for these rides also include a description of a minor road alternative.

Route Grading: (B) Some Traffic – This is a route on quiet lanes where some light traffic is to be expected.

This route is available as either a GPX file or as a downloadable colourful PDF map. Choose your option from those below.

GPX File

Click the link below to download the GPX file for this route.

The Capenhurst Caper – GPX File


Click on the link below to open a PDF leaflet of the ride containing a colour map of the route which you can view or print.

The Capenhurst Caper – PDF Map

Capenhurst Caper Map