Southport Reporter (R) Bourder
Southport & Mersey Reporter - Mobile

Click on here to go to latest edition's main page.

  Search Edition Archive  

Visit our online shop...

   

Click on to go to our hub website.

Latest Edition   Archive   Shop   Email   Mersey Reporter
Please support our advertiser below...

For more recommended businesses click on here...

Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-16-06

-en Southport & Mersey Reporter

Local News Report  - Mobile Page

 

Formby locals urged to rediscover love of cycling

A Dutch cyclist is urging people to rediscover the delights of Formby, by bike.  Linda van der Haar from bike hire scheme Bike and Go, which operates from participating train stations including Formby, Ainsdale and Southport, says that the varied cycle routes around the area are a gift to those who enjoy cycling, but that even more people could be making the most of them.  The keen cyclist who moved to the region from Amsterdam 2 years ago, has been particularly impressed by the Asparagus Cycle Route, the Cheshire Lines, and overall flat terrain. She is now calling for those more used to getting behind the wheel to use Bike Week, which runs until this Sunday, as the perfect opportunity to see their locality from a new perspective. 

The biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or School, the local shops or just to visit friends. According to Linda, the week offers the perfect opportunity to rediscover a love of cycling that, for many, begins in childhood and is then lost once they start to drive.  "The combination of the pretty village, flat spaces and Cheshire Lines means that the local area has so many spaces which are perfect for cycling. In the Netherlands we cycle everywhere, and picturesque spots such as this would be seized upon by people looking to chill out and enjoy some exercise in the fresh air.  It's all too easy to say you are too busy to go on a bike ride, but by spending  just 1 hour a week on a bike instead of watching a TV programme, people would feel the mental and physical health benefits as well as falling in love with their home Towns all over again." said Linda.

The benefits of cycling have long been reported, with a recent survey linking cycling to work with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease.  The 5 year study of 250,000 UK commuters showed that regular cycling reduced the risk of death from any cause by 415, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%.  Cycling also took no willpower once it became part of the commute to work routine, the Glasgow based research team said, unlike going to the gym. Linda said:- "Even if people don't pick up a bike again for the rest of the year, I would urge them to spend 1 hour during Bike Week rediscovering cycling. You never know; it could be the start of a whole new passion." 

 

News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go to the mobile menu page for this edition. News Report Page Quick Flick
 

Read this page.

Southport Reporter (R) Bourder


  


 

 

 RSS Our Weekly Headlines

 


(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.
 

4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK

 

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.  Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile. This website is licence to carry news from Vamphire.com and UK Press Photography. 

This is our media complains system...

We are regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint
Complaints Policy
Complaints Procedure
Whistle Blowing Policy

 



Southport Reporter® is the
Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope

...