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Important changes for day 2 (Tuesday 19 July)

IMPORTANT: change of arrangements for day two of Knowsley’s Sporting Legends Relay

by Alison Cornmell

As temperatures continue to rise and a ‘red extreme heat warning’ from the Met Office remains in place, organisers of Knowsley’s Sporting Legends Relay are amending their plans for Day Two (Tuesday 19 July) to ensure the public and all participants stay safe and well.

Temperatures will potentially reach 40 degrees tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon – the same time that Day Two of the relay was scheduled to travel from Halewood to Cronton and then on to Stadt Moers Park, where a community bike ride was planned. Due to safety concerns as a result of the current weather conditions, this event will no longer go ahead and all public participation in Day Two of the Sporting Relay is cancelled.

The baton will still be making its way through the Borough and will resume public participation on Wednesday where everyone is invited to come along to King George V Playing Fields in Huyton (2-6pm). Whatever your ability might be, you can walk, jog or run on a lap of the site accompanied by the DJ bike and some motivational tunes.

Knowsley’s Sporting Legends Relay got off to a great start this morning (Monday 18 July) as sporting legends Steve McMahon and Ian Snodin led a group of people including local hero Mike Dooling, schoolgirl Layla Phillips, the Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram and the Leader and Chief Executive of Knowsley Council on the first leg of the relay.

Knowsley’s Sporting Legends Relay got off to a great start this morning (Monday 18 July) as sporting legends Steve McMahon and Ian Snodin led a group of people including local hero Mike Dooling, schoolgirl Layla Phillips, the Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram and the Leader and Chief Executive of Knowsley Council on the first leg of the relay.

All event info can be found at www.cultureknowsley.co.uk/sporting-legends-relay/