Liverpool is one of the outstanding cultural cities, inventive, theatrical, musical and sporting. The route slices a hook shape right through it all with the Anglican Cathedral alongside possibly the most pre-eminent Catholic catehdral in England.
A Ferry Across the Mersey is perhaps the best way to symbolically capture the soul of the city, the Merseybeat, the YNWA culture, with views out to sea and the great trade in prospect.
I’ll run through the vibrant shopping centre Liverpool One.
The City acknowledges its positive and negative influence on history with the Docks celebrating art with the Tate Gallery and Museum of Slavery.
The route ends in Widnes, in the thick of Rugby League land.
A trip north along the coast to see the third Anthony Gormley sculpture of the TOE, Another Place. Then the Cavern Club and Anfield/Goodison demand a visit. We will also try and arrange a visit to Aintree.
Fuel: Scouse, Fish and Chips, Liverpool Tart
Dress Code: Moptop
Audio: Billy Fury, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Beatles, Cilla Black, Frankie Goes to Holywood, Elvis Costello, Echo and the Bunnymen
Overnight: At £19, The Widnes Halton Everglades, twin room is the lowest cost on the TOE!