We are pleased to announce that Cycle Hire will be available at the Eco Centre, Esplanade throughout the Christmas and New Year period apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
So if you fancy a cycle ride to burn off those Christmas calories or just want to get out and see some of the sights - go along to the centre where our staff will be happy to advise on suitable cycle routes. Don't forget we have bikes for all the family.
Have a look at our newly revamped interactive map. Now with google maps as a base, this map is compatible with tablets and smart phones and will allow you to follow our walking and cycling routes easily.
Have a look and let us know what you think?
Sefton’s Walking and Cycling Newsletter is the perfect companion if you enjoy walking and cycling in Sefton. The newsletter is full of events and activities delivered through Active Cycling, Active Walks and Active Travel teams within Sefton along with information about partner organisations events and activities with a cycling and walking theme.
The newsletter is produced on a quarterly basis and will be available in hard copy from Health Centres, Libraries, Community Venues and Leisure Centres throughout Sefton from next week. The newsletter is also available here for download now. This latest edition covers the period from January to March.
Some of our stations have now closed for the winter but don't despair, we will still have bikes available for hire throughout the winter months at the Eco Centre, Esplanade in Southport and Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre. We also have two docking stations active to allow you to access bikes 24 hours a day / 7 days a week at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
So if you haven't tried our hire scheme, why not give it a go?
Are you looking for a new bike? Then we may have the answer, Southport Cycle Hire are now selling some of their unused Pashley Prontos.
The bikes are dark green, quality built and robust long lasting cycles, specifically designed to be low maintenance.
For details, please see the Southport Cycle Hire website
If you like hiring bikes from our docking stations - the new Southport Cycle Hire website will now make this easier. The website is designed specifically for our automated cycle hire stations and allows you to register on line and also check availability at each station.
Our automated stations are available all day, every day so why not give them ago. More information is also available here.
The new updated Cycle Ormskirk map is now ready and available for download here.
Cycling is a great way of exploring West Lancashire’s countryside. Most of the area is flat and there are many quiet lanes, which are a dream to cycle on. To the east the countryside is hillier but there are also splendid views over the West Lancashire Plain.
Use your bike to get to attractions like the WWT at Martin Mere, Ainsdale Nature Reserve and Rufford Old Hall for a grand day out. If you don't have a bike, don't forget we have hire stations in Ormskirk town centre near the bus station and also in Edge Hill University. From only £1.00 an hour, its definitely worth giving the bikes a go.
Our two latest walks are set in the Parish of Thornton with the guide showcasing the village in addition to providing details of the historic links with Broom's Cross.
The Wayside Walk starts in Thornton and takes you through Little Crosby before returning to Thornton whilst the Roughley Around Thornton Walk covers Homer Green and Lunt.
If you travel by public transport or like to walk and cycle, try the Sefton Travel mobile journey planning app which has been created by the Sefton Travel Team however can be used UK wide.
The app is free to download on both iOS and Android.
In addition to planning your door to door journey, the app allows you to share your location, save your favourite places and also has voice alert features, a playlist generator and a step counter which comes in handy if you are walking and want to keep a record of how many steps you have taken.
We have now received our new updated Sefton Cycle Map. Covering the whole of Sefton, the map is for everyone, whether you cycle to and from work, as a leisure activity, for a sightseeing trip or as a means of getting around day to day. The map also shows visitor attractions, local amenities, services and schools.
The eagerly anticipated West Lancashire Walking and Cycling Guide is now available.
The guide contains maps of those routes that have been developed by VISIT, plus the winning walk of our Best Walk of 2014 competition, the Parbold Circular.
Look out for the new Sefton Walking and Cycling guide that is coming soon, this is currently being updated and should be available in the next couple of months.