WIRRAL cycling enthusiasts are invited to take part in a charity challenge for North West Cancer Research this weekend.

The 6th annual Circle of Hope – which takes its name from the village
of Hope near Wrexham – will take place this Sunday, May 4.

The event, which has raised more than £50,000 since its inception, offers riders a choice of either a 50-mile or 100 mile challenge.

Both start and finish at Hope Parish Hall and the routes take cyclists through Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and Cheshire.

More than 200 cyclists have signed up to take on the challenge so far.

Its organiser Mike Georgeson said: "People of all ages and cycling abilities can get involved with a choice of the 50 or 100 mile routes,
which can be completed in your own time.

"It's not about winning the race, it's about taking part and raising money
for a cause which has touched so many people in the area."

More information can be found at www.circleofhopebikeride.co.uk

Details of other Wirral community events taking place this week are below..


TABLE Tennis lessons for the over-50s take place at West Kirby Concourse every Friday.

Players of all levels take part and novices are welcome to join in.

Advice and the loan of bats are available for beginners. Sessions take place from 1-3.30pm.

For more details call Jan Whelan on 625 0057, or Peter Surridge on 632-5507.


ROCK and roll band Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers will appear at Heswall British Legion in Pensby Road, Heswall on Wednesday, May 7. Admission is £2.50 on door.


WIRRAL Symphony Orchestra presents a choir concert at Hoylake Chapel in Station Road, Hoylake this Friday, May 2.

The performance features visiting French choral ensemble Vocal Renaissance from Le Havre.

They will perform work by Bizet, Delius, Holst and Durufflé.

The concert starts at 7.30p. Details are from wirralsymphony.co.uk.


VISITORS to Royden Park in Frankby will have a chance to hear the chance to hear the fantastic sounds of nature during a Dawn Chorus this Sunday, May 4.

The event takes place from 4.30am-6.30am. Meet in the Court Yard / Coach House at Royden Park and bring binoculars if you have them.

Sorry no dogs. Warm and waterproof clothing. Booking is essential, call 0151 677 7594 or email: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk


A MAY Fair will be held in Ashton Park, West Kirby on Monday.

Taking place from 10am-4pm, there will be a number of stalls, fair, fun, refreshments and lots more.


A FAMILY fun day in aid of Heswall Inner Wheel Club takes place at St Michael’s church centre, Pensby on Monday, May 5.

On the day there will be Morris dancers, a Maypole, beat the goalie, refreshments and other stores. It takes place from 11am-3pm and admission is free.


A HEALTH walk around Birkenhead Park takes place this Tuesday evening, May 6.

If you are interested in taking part, meet at Claughton Health Centre at 7pm.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Led by trained walk leader. All are welcome.

The walks take place every Tuesday until mid September.

For more details on this and other walks phone Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre on 0151 652 5197 or email birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk


A CAR boot sale will be held at The Armchair pub in Hoylake Road, Moreton on Sunday from 11am-3pm.


TICKETS for Greasby Players’ production of Dad’s Army on now sale.

The show’s run will be staged at Westbourne Hall in Westbourne Road, West Kirby from May 15-17. Tickets are from 677 9187.


A charity rock night featuring Gus Travis & The Midnighters will be held at Neston Cricket Club on Sunday, May 11 at 7pm.

It's in aid of Macmillan Cancer Appeal. Tickets are from 336 4199.

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at cmanning@wirral-globe.co.uk or call 649 4050.