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Friday Fun – take part in a sporting afternoon!

by Alison Cornmell

Knowsley’s Sporting Legends Relay celebrates the borough’s sporting heritage and on the penultimate day of the 6-day relay residents continue to be encouraged to get involved.

On Day 5 – Friday 22 July – the relay will travel from Prescot Soccer Centre to Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park (KLCP), to meet a variety of sporting clubs from the borough – even some of the regular gym users might get involved!

From 3 – 7pm, everyone is invited to gather at KLCP for an afternoon of fun and games. Young and old will be able to experience a vast array of sports and even have the unique opportunity to take part in a family bike ride within the Velodrome! There will also be some impressive stunt shows, cycling workshops and other demonstrations alongside a FREE community BBQ.

If you’d like to take part in the family bike ride in the Velodrome click here to register www.cultureknowsley.co.uk/sporting-legends-relay/ – please note, you will need to bring your own bike to take part.

Highlights of the afternoon include:

  • BMX Club session from 3-5pm
  • Liverpool Century Cycling Skills session from 6-7pm
  • Group fitness taster sessions on the all weather pitch (5.30pm – Boxercise, 5.45pm- HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), 6.00pm – Aerobics, 6.15 – Yoga)
  • Boot Camp class from 5 – 5.45pm
  • Swimming from 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Athletics taster sessions from 4-6pm
  • Gymnastic club demonstration from 5.30-6.30pm
  • Spin class from 6.30-7pm
  • Rack up the miles on the exercise bike or rowing machine in the atrium of Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park from 3-7pm.


  • Flat Top Cheese Burger, Brioche Bun, Applewood Cheddar, Caramelised Onions, Gherkins & Mayonnaise served with Rosemary Baby Roasts
  • Vegan Burger, Sesame Bun, Mushroom, Tomato & Walnut Pattie, Caramelised onions, Tomato Salsa, Vegan American Cheese served with Rosemary Baby Roasts
  • Bratwurst Sausages served with Diced Peppers and Onions
  • Roast Chicken & Pepper Skewers (Jerk or BBQ)
  • Individual Salads
  • Individual Fruit Pots

Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park is located on Longview Drive, Huyton, L36 6EG. Refreshments will be available to purchase, and parking and toilets are available at KLCP.

More about the Knowsley Sporting Legends Relay

From 18 July to 23 July, Knowsley will host a week-long celebration of sport as part of its Borough of Culture events programme. Whether its running or cycling, boxing, dance or football that you love, this summer is the time to celebrate!

The Knowsley Sporting Legends Relay will travel the length of the borough with support from local communities, sporting groups, local sportspeople and even the odd famous face popping up. The 6-day showcase event will celebrate Knowsley’s rich and varied sporting heritage, as well as its past, current and future sporting heroes.

As well as the Friday Fun Day, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved from mass toddles and heritage walks to a Super Sports Day. You can read more and register to take part here www.cultureknowsley.co.uk/sporting-legends-relay/