I ride the Trans Pennine Trail regular as it comes past work 5 miles to and 15 miles home going long way were abouts in Liverpool are you as this does go through bits of Liverpool. And if your looking to ride trails and use trains head to Delamere or Llandegla aint to hard to get to.
Cheers for the tips. Will look in to it. I live right round the corner from kirkdale train station so I currently do a bit of a loop from my place… Down to the canal by bank hall station and back down Hawthorne road. I know of the transpennine. Used to ride down it myself when I lived a bit closer to aintree