Primary Care Trust Returns as Partner for
Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride
Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride are delighted to announce that
they will once again be partnering with the Liverpool Primary Care
Trust (PCT) to help promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle within
As we reported last week, the ride is now in its 19th year. The Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride
take place on the 8 July 2012. The event is expected to attract
3,000 entrants and offers participants the rare opportunity to cycle
through the Mersey Tunnel, which is usually strictly off-limits to
Sponsors, Liverpool PCT, who have supported the event from the
beginning, are working hard to promote better physical and mental
health through the Decade of Health and Wellbeing. The PCT is
committed to improving the health and wellbeing within Liverpool and
is ensuring that the best health care services are in place. It
hopes to achieve its goals by working closely in communities and on
events like the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride to help
promote a healthy lifestyle.
Gideon Ben-Tovim, Chair of Liverpool PCT, said:- "We'd like as
many people as possible to embrace the Decade of Health and
Wellbeing, and our support for the Liverpool-Chester Bike Ride is
part of our commitment to promoting events which encourage a
healthier way of life. The Bike Ride is a great way for people to
have fun and get active.”
One individual who knows the health benefits of cycling is Bob
Blanchard, who is one of the founders of North Liverpool Cycle Club.
Blanchard established the club back in 2006 to work with local
residents wanting to use cycling as a means to get fit.
“We have got 150 riders signed up to the
Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride so far, with a good mix of
male and female. That's 50 more than
last year and 144 more since we first rode the event in 2005. We are riding to raise awareness of health issues as part of
the work we do for Liverpool Football Clubs Action 4 Health project
and The Women Get Active Programme. Both programmes are aimed at
getting people involved in healthy activities and to raise the
awareness of health issues in some of the most deprived areas of
Liverpool.” said Blanchard.
Gavin McLaughlin, who works as a
Cycle for Health Co-ordinator with Liverpool Community Health will
also be teaming up with Blanchard and the gang to take part this
year. "This year will be our 6th year entering a mass group,”
said McLaughlin. "In 2005, we only had 5 entries so things
have really come on since then and this year is set to be our best
The Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool takes place on 8 July and there are
five routes to choose from. The Wirral Circular, Chester-Liverpool
and Liverpool-Chester are all 25 miles. The
Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool is 50 miles and the Liverpool Challenge,
taking on Delamere Forest, is a challenging 90 miles.
The Wirral Circular is the perfect option for those wishing to take
part as a family. The shorter 25 mile route starts and finishes in
Liverpool at the main event village. The route heads out on the
Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool route to the refreshment stop at the
Wirral Rugby Club, before heading back along the latter part of the
main route, through the Mersey Tunnel and into the Event Village.
Online entry closes 4 July 2012. Entries on the day will be accepted as
long as the event has not reached capacity. Please note that each
rider will be charged a £2 surcharge for entering on the day.
For more information on about the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike
Ride and Liverpool PCT please visit:-
for Miss Earth England 2012 begins...
Photographs in this report are by New Era Photography
THE Green Goddess search
begins for girls to represent Liverpool at the Grand Final of
England's Miss Earth. Is the new Miss Earth from the Liverpool
The eagerly anticipated eco inspired Beauty Competition leads to the
selection of a England representative at one of the top 3 most
prestigious beauty competitions in the world.
The Grand Final will be held on 1 September 2012, at the Winter Gardens,
The winner will win an all expenses paid trip to compete against 100
countries participating in Miss Earth 2012 televised world final.
Girls aged between 18 to 26 years old are encouraged to enter online
Miss Earth is unique in terms of beauty pageants as it has a
positive message of promoting environmental awareness across the
Miss Earth is celebrating it's 12th year of beauty and
responsibility as an international televised beauty and award
ceremony. Miss Earth is unique in terms of beauty awards across the
globe as it has a positive message of promoting environmental
awareness and promote a clean and healthy lifestyle. Contestants
must have a strong knowledge of their country's culture and
environment in order to fulfil the ideals of this competition.
After the eventual eco-beauty winner is crowned she will join over
100 country's vying for the chance to become an Ambassador for
environmental protection campaigns worldwide and bringing the Miss
Earth 2011 crown home. The current Miss Earth, describes her time at
the international Miss Earth:- "It was such an amazing
experience to take part in one of the world's biggest beauty events
with a difference! I learned so much about the importance of
protecting the environment and that even small changes can make a
The winner of Miss Earth will receive an impressive prize package,
including a once in a lifetime trip to the international finals of
one of the biggest beauty competition in the world Miss Earth and an
enviable prize list confirmed so far a pair of organic Monkey Genes,
Collection of Barefaced Beauty Natural Cosmetics, UK Hand made
products from the Eve of St. Agnes, a dress from Didou's Boutique,
Aqua Green beachwear made from recycled plastic bottles, Vita
Liberata Organic Tan and a wardrobe of promgirl.net evening gowns to
be worn at the International finals.