Skyride was a great event, as always, with thousands of people riding around the city showing how popular cycling would be if it was safe. The MCC stall in Sefton Park, staffed by Lawrence, Don and Ian, was there to inform visitors about our campaign and cycling issues in general as well as to attract new members.
Everyone we saw was thoroughly in favour of the aims and the work of the MCC and enjoyed talking to like minded folk. Many left with new ideas about places to cycle in the surrounding area and how to build rail travel into accessing them. Lots of tales of near misses, potholes that need filling, wasted opportunities for cycle provision and cycleways that need maintaining were swapped as well as stories of long distance journeys in foreign lands, cycle camping, country pubs and just the general brilliant nature of cycling.
During the day forty two new members were signed up adding to the strength of our collective voice. The sun didn’t shine much but it didn’t rain and as ever it was a happy and rewarding day at this event.
This is a long survey, but it is worth filling in questions 25-26 as you can add lots of comments regarding cycling facilities etc in the free text boxes there Ends 27 February 2022 https://liverpool.gov.uk/council/consultation-and-engagement/consultation/consultation-on-the-wellbeing-of-people-in-liverpool/
Liverpool City Region has a fly-through video of a proposed design for a new railway station in the Baltic Triangle. https://newliverpoolstation.commonplace.is/
Hall Lane is in Sefton, Merseyside and this route links Hall Road and the coast, Gormleys Iron Men, to Little Crosby and beyond in both directions, it used to be a dirt track bridleway but has been resurfaced and widened, a nice handy little route.