Great Pedal Away Festival on Sunday 22 September. Cycling Projects is a North West based charity with a national network making cycling accessible to everyone. Its Wheels for All programme supports disabled people by providing a range of adapted cycles at regular sessions and its Pedal Away programme brings people together to deliver health and social benefits. The annual Great Pedal Away festival takes place on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at Aintree Racecourse. This year the event will be bigger and better than previous years; there is a 40+ Mile Challenge for regular cyclists and fundraisers, a 17+ Mile ‘Light’ ride, an under 8s ride, a family social ride, a Wheels for All disability cycling session, ditch your stabilisers workshop and a Step Out for Stroke Walk. Register at participant.co.uk/GPA19 Free self-led family ride gpa19.eventbrite.co.uk
Upper Central is a newly branded area of Liverpool, covering 56 acres in the middle of Liverpool city centre – the area is to be the subject of a draft masterplan to create an international standard gateway site to a £2bn flagship regeneration scheme. Running from Central Station to Liverpool Science Park and Lime Street to Bold Street, Upper Central is seen as key to the future development of the city’s Knowledge Quarter. http://www.uppercentral.co.uk
Wednesday 29 May 2019 – 14.00 to 18.30 DoES Liverpool, 1st Floor, The Tapestry, 68-76 Kempston Street, Liverpool L3 8HL
Liverpool City Council cycling and walking officer, Jayne Rodgers, is hoping to develop an Aspirational Cycling Map for the city that ‘maps’ a connected network of routes that local people use to travel around on their bikes. There is already a body of work that has been conducted by Simon O’Brien, the new LCC cycling champion, that identifies a network of routes to connect the greenspaces and highlights some potential low traffic and green corridors. The idea is to overlay Simon’s routes with the existing map data, the corridors identified in the LCWIP propensity to cycle tool exercise and your ideas for connections. Map tables will be set out at the event so that people can drop in and tell Jayne all about their ways of getting around and how we can identify appropriate routes that make those ‘missing links’.
The fifth annual Gary Mahoney Memorial Debate will take place on Thursday 6th June, held in tribute to the exceptional environmental scientist and campaigner Gary Mahoney, who died in late 2014.
The provisional title for this year’s Debate is ‘A Climate of Truth, Lies or Secrecy? – How Climate Change and other environmental concerns are treated by the media.’
It will take place in the Pearce Room at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool on Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm – preceded by informal networking as our monthly Green Drinks Liverpool is held downstairs in the Adelphi’s Wave Bar from 6pm.
We all have the right to travel safely but when it comes to walking or cycling on Merseyside roads you or your child are more likely to be killed or injured than in any other area in the country. In addition to this, traffic, a major cause of air pollution, is killing 725 people per year in the region. It also causes ill health, linked to heart disease, stroke and cancer as well as asthma and other respiratory illness.
On Thursday 25th April (7pm-9pm), we will be launching the Made to Move Merseyside campaign, this will challenge the current political administration to adopt a 15 point plan and truly commit to transform the region for those living within it. The evening will consist of talks with short films giving an overview of how dangerous it is our roads, the impact a poor road environment has and how we can begin to change this.
We need to build our roads around people, communities and the desire to live without fear of harm or poor health. Based upon Manchester’s proposal to create a £1.8 billion infrastructure plan, Made to Move Merseyside presents an alternative to the current policies causing the loss of so many innocent lives.
Thursday 25th April 7pm-9pm Smithdown Social 2a Crawford Avenue L18 1DR Liverpool
MCC monthly meeting Monday 18 March 18.00 Egg Cafe, Top Floor, 16 – 18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED
Liverpool City Council Cycle Forum Wednesday 20 March 17.30 Merseytravel, 2 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP
NEW MCC Saturday meeting Saturday 23 March 9.30 Ryde, The Courtyard, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope St, Liverpool, L8 5XJ This meeting will be attended by Jayne Rodgers, Liverpool City Council’s new Cycling and Walking Officer. All welcome!