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.

Dream Jar & Christmas Card Workshop in Formby

Formby Library will be welcoming back local artist, Holly Bushnell, to run creative sessions on Saturday, December 3.

Holly will be showing children how to make their own ‘Dream Jars’ with a half-hour demonstration starting at 10am before the kids get the chance to make their own creations. The session costs £5 per child and includes all materials provided.

Following on at 12-1:30pm, Holly will be guiding children through another session to design their own Christmas cards. This session will cost £2 per child and includes all materials.

Parents can book their child onto either or both sessions subject to availability.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling Formby Library on 01704 874177 or emailing

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