Bike lovers get in gear for March Sefton Cycle event

Anyone with an interest in cycling is encouraged to attend the next Sefton Cycle Chat at the MeCycle Café on Station Road, Ainsdale.

The evening session, on Tuesday March 6, runs from 6pm until 8pm and is an ideal opportunity to talk about cycling issues and news around Sefton.

The latest of many regular meetings, a number of riders, enthusiasts and local groups are set to come together and debate the top topics that affect cyclists in the borough.

The previous session, which took place in November, dealt with a number of issues including the new crossing at Fishermans path and updates on the roll out of Safe Urban Driving (SUD) courses for professional drivers.

All local cyclists will be warmly welcomed at the March session and will be encouraged to engage with their ideas and thoughts on topical matters.

If you are interested in attending please contact us to book your place on 0151 934 4576 or via the contact form on http://www.activetravelsefton.co.uk

Ainsdale’s MeCycle cafe and bike workshop supports Big Bike Revival (BBR)

Workers at a special bike cafe in Ainsdale have been shifting gear to help fix well over 100 bikes for free in just seven days.

Staff at MeCycle cafe and bike workshop say they are delighted with the success of the Big Bike Revival (BBR).

MeCycle, which is part of Autism Initiatives and supports young adults with autism in work placements, is taking part in BBR – a national campaign to encourage people to enjoy the benefits of cycling – by making bike repairs for free.

Vicky Jones, MeCycle Manager, said, “During the first week we serviced or fixed 138 bikes, which was more than we did in a two week period last year.

“People were queuing up outside before we opened and as the week went on we had to turn some people away.”

MeCycle mechanics will make straight forward repairs such as brakes, cables and inner tubes, until Saturday May 27.