Bike lanes, high streets, country paths and even off-road: there are hundreds of places to cycle all over the Liverpool City Region. Use our maps above to find out more about routes in your area.
Whether you’ve never been on a bike before or just want to refresh your skills, cycle training can help you ride safely and with confidence whatever your age.
There are lots of ways to get hold of a bike – whether that’s new at a specialist shop, refurbished from a local cycling co-operative or even through your workplace. Find places to pick up bikes in your area.
If you have an old bike that has seen better days, there are lots of places across the Liverpool City Region to get it fixed up.
There’s a whole community of bike riders across the Liverpool City Region, with local cycling groups to join in every borough. Find out more about groups in your area.
Liverpool Braveheart Bicycle Club
St Helens Riding for Fun and Fitness
If you’re in Liverpool, the CityBike scheme lets you hire a pedal or electric bike from one of dozens of docking stations across the city.
Bikes can be targets for theft but there are easy things you can do to make sure yours is parked safely and securely – from picking a well-lit location to choosing a good lock.
Practical advice on how to make the most of your next bike ride, wherever that is.
It’s the difference between feeling like you’re riding through treacle or feeling like a Tour De France champion! Getting hold of a ‘track pump’ with a gauge and keep your tyres pumped up to the right P.S.I (it’s the small number printed on your tyre).
When you are peddling you want your legs to be just about straight when the peddle is at the bottom of each turn. When you are standing in a stop position you should be just on your tip toes - that means you’ll be using the power of your whole leg and will go further with less effort.
It’s the law that your bike must be fitted with a bell. One single ring is enough to let anyone know you’re behind them. And always keep your bike lights with you, day or night. If you can find rechargeable lights then you’ll save money on batteries too.
Fork out for the best waterproof you can afford, and make sure it’s lightweight so it’s easy to pack. Keep your body dry and everything else is fine, whatever the weather.
National cycling charity Sustrans’ Get Active site has guides available on a variety of subjects – from route planning to maintenance to choosing the right kind of bike for you.