Keep the cycle revolution going!

LIVERPOOL has gone bike crazy – and you can help keep the city’s cycling revolution going this week-end.

Following the success of the Grand Depart of the Tour of Britain and the Skyride, which attracted 10,000 cyclists, a special  free drop-in event is being held at Lifestyles Everton Park ,Great Homer Street, on Saturday 13 September (10am-2pm)

It will feature a wooden pump track, installed in the car park by the Bike Track People. Pump tracks are a continuous loop which can be ridden on without pedalling. It has a series of rolling bumps and banked corners to allow the rider to get up momentum

Bikes will be provided and staff will be on hand of offer hints and tips. Cyclists of all ages are invited to try out the track.

There will also be fastest 500 metres on static bikes competitions with great prizes such as Lifestyles memberships to be won.

And the sports hall is be turned into a cycling market place with clubs and organisations giving help and advice on issues such as how to get involved in cycling, where to cycle and anything involving your bike.

 Among those taking part will be British Cycling, Skyrides ,Liverpool Mercury Cycling Club, Knowsley BMX Club and Birkenhead North End Cycling Club

Councillor Wendy Simon, cabinet member for leisure and tourism ,said: ” Following last weekend’s great success when so many people took to their bikes for the Skyride or were enthralled by the Tour of Britain, interest in cycling has never been higher in the city.

 “I am sure people will want to find out more about cycling activities and this free drop-in event is a great way to get involved.”

 For more information about being involved in the Market Place contact Martin Jones  on 0151 233 4414.