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Thread: Liverpool Loop Line/Cycle Track (CLC)

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    Default Liverpool Loop Line/Cycle Track (CLC)

    Couldn't find a specific thread for the massive Loop Line which runs from Halewood to Bootle (and beyond?).


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    I'll start with a map!
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    Yaaaay The Ralla

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    No takers? Bah

    I'll kick start then with the old station at West Derby!
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    Cheers Kev!

    The things you do with a mountain bike and your digi camera.....

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=eTwR4Fkh0c8

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    Stretches to Southport dosen't it?

    Many a time i been down the Ralla on my bike as a kid.

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    I was mugged on the loop line aged about 12. Scumbags nicked my brand new bmx, my 'mate' left me and cycled off.
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    Anyone remember the story about the 'Clown' on the Ralla?

    Think this could go on on the Myths and Legends thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    Cheers Kev!

    The things you do with a mountain bike and your digi camera.....

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=eTwR4Fkh0c8
    oohhh errr.... good thread...wasn't familiar with it til now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shapers View Post
    Anyone remember the story about the 'Clown' on the Ralla?

    Think this could go on on the Myths and Legends thread.
    My Wife remembers the Clown story. she would play near to Alder road. she said she used to go searching for the Clown. she recalls the Clown was meant to be a child killer by rumour( my missus is well ard)

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    We played on the loop in Childwall.

    where did you lot play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    We played on the loop in Childwall.

    where did you lot play?
    Did you go down the GreenHill on tin plates in the snow?

    I've been cycling on the Cycle track for about 12 years (I must be tired! ) since I moved closer to it in Childwall, a regular from Childwall to Halewood and back with only a single 'water stop' when I've reached Halewood!

    The approach to West Derby station.....
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    A close up of the Tunnels leading from West Derby Station through one of the tunnels and to the rear.....
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    great pics...
    i dont know that area at all so nice to see pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    great pics...
    i dont know that area at all so nice to see pics.
    You so need to grab a bike and take a trip down there Carrie. It's amazing! I've had some laughs on there, and some scares too. The only daft thing I did was to cycle home from West Derby's Church along the cycle track in the pitch black with no lights on the bike. It's amazingly quiet until you get to the Thomas Lane tunnel and you can't see a bloody thing. You need nerves of steel to try and cycle/walk/run through that at night!!

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    i will have to get up there with the trusty Bunf...
    sounds mightily scary!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    My Wife remembers the Clown story. she would play near to Alder road. she said she used to go searching for the Clown. she recalls the Clown was meant to be a child killer by rumour( my missus is well ard)
    There was a few stories, one was he drove a motorbike, he was a ghost, but they all ended up the same, he would kill you

    Going down on my bike towards the Iron Bridge in Broaddway, one of my mates said if you hear a motorbike, race up the sides as its the clown . And everytime someone drove down, we were right up the there .

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    Story I remember was that the clown was supposed to be in the real long tunnel that ran under thomas lane before the old railway sidings that sainsburys supermarket is built on now.

    If you want to check out some old pics of stations along the loop line I have posted a link below, would loved to have seen some of these stations.

    Can anyone remember when the track was still down and running along it ?? I used to walk to and from school via it to Rudston road.

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    www.disused-stations.org.uk

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    This is a recent picture I have been sent from a chap who now lives in Mossley Hill. Shows the CLC track with a Steam Train on passing Childwall Station and heading for Broadgreen. Taken just by All Saints - and yes, the picture is as blurred as the scan
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    The Bridge under Sandforth Road
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    Here's a couple coming out from West Derby station heading towards Sandforth road.
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    Another one from the Loop line.This time heading towards Halewood with a view towards Fiddlers ferry.
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    Old Swan/Knotty Ash Tunnel




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    Went down the loopline with the mrs at the weekend. It's great; really busy. And we were only nearly mowed down by kids on scramblers once. RESULT

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    I uusually go first thing in the morning when all the scratters are still in bed with there hands shoved down their undies.

    Have any of you ever been to the Aintree end where the path ends and merges into the Wango lane wetlands and the Alt viaduct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Old Swan/Knotty Ash Tunnel




    I found this. same tunnel but so much nicer



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    I found the photo here

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...sh/index.shtml

    super super super site. go look what this guy has done. well done to him

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    Here's two I've taken about 10 mins ago while nipping to the shops for a paper. This shows the last tunnel on the Loop Line before it stretched out over towards Childwall Station.

    The tunnel is the one under the Greenhill that you can walk across from Bentham Drive to Chelwood Avenue.

    The other picture is turning around and taking a shot which will bring you to the metal bridge over Childwall Valley road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan View Post
    I uusually go first thing in the morning when all the scratters are still in bed with there hands shoved down their undies.

    Have any of you ever been to the Aintree end where the path ends and merges into the Wango lane wetlands and the Alt viaduct?

    Yes, I've been up there a few times on my bike and joined the Leeds/Liverpool canal on my way to Formby or Ormskirk. Can get a bit confusing around aintree can't it.

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    Does anyone know where the track goes to at Halewood?It forks off three ways;one onto an estate,one onto a main road and the track itself is fenced off and heads downhill out of sight.I'd love to know where it goes.

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