We are always on the look out for free, family activities that get us outdoors and spending time together. We’re very lucky that we live in the North West between two big cities which often put on great events for families and there is a wonderful one happening this weekend! British Cycling Let’s Ride are bringing their pop-up event to Newsham Park in Liverpool and it looks like so much fun for parents and children alike.
As much as we all know how important it is to get out and exercise sometimes it can be difficult to find the time and make the effort, especially as a family. That’s why events like this are perfect – just pop along and you can get stuck into a bike ride without worrying about traffic or obstacles. Let’s Ride in partnership with HSBC often host traffic-free city routes which you may have seen in your local city – Liverpool have just held theirs and the photos look brilliant. However, if a city ride isn’t for you these pop up events are on a smaller scale and perfectly designed for those who want to build up their confidence. We have never tried a bike ride together as a family so I think an event like this would be the perfect way to give it a go and would hopefully lead to more family cycling.
The route is just over a mile but you can do the circuit as many times as you wish and there are plenty of volunteers on hand to assist. If, like me, it’s been a while since you got back on the bike this would be a great way to start it up again in a safe environment. If you are a confident cyclist, British Cycling Go Ride coaches will be there offering advice alongside local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions who can tell you more about other events in the area.
All abilities, ages and bikes are welcome; there is even limited free bike hire available so there really is no excuse not to give it a try. Head on over to the website and register your place to sign up. The ride is on Saturday 21st October from 12pm-2pm by the skate park in Newsham Park, Liverpool.
These events are held regularly all over the UK so check out the Let’s Ride website to see if there is one near you. Still need to be convinced? Have a look at this video from their first pop-up event in Leeds and see for yourself what happens at a Let’s Ride pop-up event. Why not give it a go?
This post has been written in collaboration with British Cycling, all words and opinions are my own.