Thousands take part in HSBC
UK City Ride Liverpool
THOUSANDS of people took to the streets
of Liverpool to enjoy the HSBC UK City Ride. Starting at The Strand, the route
took in some of the Albert Dock's most iconic sights, before heading down Great
Howard Street towards the Stanley Dock and looping back. The 5.5km route also
featured an accessible loop, suitable for all adapted bikes.
Liverpool born Paralympic champion Lora Fachie got the event underway before
later joining participants on the route, alongside her husband and fellow
Paralympic gold medallist Neil Fachie, and double Olympic champion, Steven
Lora Fachie said:- "It's been wonderful to spend the day with so many
people who have been out and about enjoying cycling on the streets of Liverpool.
Encouraging people to get on their bikes and make cycling part of their everyday
lives are what the HSBC UK City Rides are all about, and I hope today has
inspired thousands of people across Liverpool to do just that."
The event, delivered in partnership with Liverpool City Council, was the final
of 14 HSBC UK City Rides which have taken place across the country this summer.
The events are the 1st step towards HSBC UK and British Cycling's ambition to
get two million people on bikes by 2020, making cycling the UK's most popular
activity and sport of choice.
Giles Morgan, HSBC's global head of sponsorship, said:- "Today's final
HSBC UK City Ride has been a great event, with thousands of people getting on
their bikes and enjoying their City's streets in a traffic free ride. Getting
people onto their bikes is what our partnership with British Cycling is all
about, and Liverpool has been a great host."
Liverpool City Council's mayoral lead for wellbeing and the City's cycling
champion, Councillor Tim Beaumont, said:- "It was great to see so many
cyclists riding through Liverpool and enjoying the City. Cycling is a great way
to get fit and stay fit and that is why we're delighted to have supported this
event, and have committed to a range of measures to encourage people on to
Hopefully some of those who took to the saddle for the 1st time in a long time
today will be encouraged to make cycling a part of their life from now on."
There are countless other opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to
attend free, organised rides in Liverpool and right across the country via:-