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Twin town cyclists arrive in Knowsley

by Gemma Melling

A group of cyclists from Knowsley’s twin town, Moers in Germany, arrived in Knowsley to a heroes’ welcome last week after making the journey from their hometown by bike.

The five cyclists ended their epic journey with a lap of honour at the Velodrome at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park (KLCP).

Stadt Moers cyclists arriving at KLCP

Stadt Moers cyclists arriving at KLCP

The intrepid group had set out from Germany three days earlier, travelling by ferry to Hull and then cycling to Knowsley.

On arrival in Knowsley the group were keen to visit Stadt Moers Park, named after their hometown, enjoying a cycle around this beautiful community space. They were joined by members of community cycling groups for a cycle around the park before continuing to the ‘finish line’ at KLCP.

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At the velodrome the group were greeted by cycling groups and school children and officially welcomed to the borough by the Mayor of Knowsley, Cllr Frank Walsh and other official dignitaries, including Stadt Moers Official, Hans-Gerhard Rötters.

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And it’s not the first time the determined group have challenged themselves to complete a gruelling cross-country journey. They have previously  ridden to Moers’ other twin towns in Maison-Alfort and Bapaume in France and Seelow, near Berlin.

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Completing a lap of honour at KLCP’s velodrome