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Success at third Great Pedal Away in Knowsley

by Laura Johnston

Over 100 keen cyclists gathered in Huyton to take part in an exciting mass participation cycle ride, the Great Pedal Away. The event was organised by Pedal Away, a community-based cycling scheme for people of all ages, abilities and experience in Knowsley, Sefton and the Wirral.

Riders took on one of two unique routes; one being a short 10-mile ride around the beautiful Stadt Moers Park with the other being a more challenging option; a 40-mile route that covered a circuit of the lanes and cycle routes of Knowsley.

At what was the third Great Pedal Away, riders praised the event and commented on how they met some great people on their journey. Many remarked that they saw a side to Knowsley they didn’t even realise existed – a ‘hidden’ Knowsley is how one rider described it.

Using the entry fees and individual sponsorship, money was raised for the Wheels for All, an initiative that helps to make cycling accessible to people with differing needs or disability by using specially adapted bikes.

Pedal Away would like to thank Knowsley Council, Working Well, Knowsley Chamber and Decathlon for giving their support. Barry’s Mobile Bicycle Maintenance also deserves special thanks for providing the riders with a free bike check before the riders set off and for being on hand to fix any problems that riders encountered during the Great Pedal Away.

If you’re interested in joining the growing number of people who enjoy weekly bike rides with like-minded people, come along to any of the Pedal Away sessions that take place in Knowsley all year around.

Whiston

Stadt Moers Park, Pottery Lane L35 3RG

Beginners ride

Wednesdays, 10am

Huyton

Court Hey Park, Roby Road L16 3NA

Tuesdays, 10am

Kirkby

Mill Dam Park, Mill Lane L32 2AU

Wednesdays, 6pm and Thursdays, 10am

Bikes and helmets are available to borrow, and riders can relax on the traffic-free routes.

For more information about Pedal Away, contact Lou Henderson on 07989 399725 or lou.henderson@cycling.org.uk