Sunday, February 25, 2024


Cyclists at the 1992 Eddie Soens Memorial

A look back: Eddie Soens Memorial Trophy, Merseyside’s oldest cycling race

After the news that the 2021 race will not go ahead, we look back at the history of the Eddie Soens Memorial Trophy.
Eddie Soens 2020

60th Eddie Soens Memorial returns to Aintree for Merseyside’s oldest race

This Saturday sees the return of Merseyside's oldest bike race, the Eddie Soens Memorial Trophy, after it was cancelled in 2021 due to COVID. It is the 60th edition of the race, which takes place around the Aintree motor racing circuit in Liverpool.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson - Credit: Filip Bossuyt under Creative Media Commons

Celebrating Merseyside’s top sportswomen on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and Merseyside has produced many great sportswomen over the years who deserve to be celebrated! So we've drawn up our own ‘Super Six’ who have done the region proud and become role models for the next generation of great sportswomen.
cyclist Declan Hudson riding his bike

Liverpool cyclist Declan Hudson has Tour of Britain ambitions

Declan Hudson is a man of many talents. A scientist by trade, he spends almost all his free time cycling the roads of Merseyside or practising his guitar.

Liverpool’s GB cyclist tells how Coronavirus is affecting her sporting career

The Coronavirus pandemic has left many professional sports players and athletes having to make big changes in their day to day lives. Liverpool student Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rigley has been cycling for seven years.

Historic Aintree cycling race cancelled – but organisers hopeful for return

The organisers of the Eddie Soens Memorial Trophy have confirmed to Mersey Sport Live that the race will not go ahead in 2021, though they remain hopeful for a return in 2022.

Merseyside club cycling to return at month end under latest plans

British Cycling has this week laid out plans for the safe return of grassroots cycling in the UK as lockdown restrictions ease. The national federation has set out ‘The Way Forward’ - a framework detailing when all levels of cycling activity can resume, from club rides to elite racing.

Retired Wirral cyclist Steve Cummings to join INEOS Grenadiers staff

Retired professional cyclist Steve Cummings has joined the INEOS Grenadiers team as a development sport director and coach. Cummings, who is from Clatterbridge, Wirral, retired at the end of 2019 but is rejoining the sport in 2021. 
Photo courtesy of: Mark Finch

Toxteth youngster cycling 1,000 miles in aid of National Deaf Children’s Society

Liverpool youngster Callum Finch is embarking on a 1,000-mile virtual sponsored cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The ten-year old from Toxteth has geared up to pedal the length of the UK - a total of 1084 - to help raise money for The National Deaf Children’s Society.
LJMU Cycling

Points shared in first ever cycling Liverpool Varsity race

The points were shared between John Moores and the University of Liverpool in the first ever cycling Varsities. Twenty members from the two universities took part in the event with a men and women’s race.