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Publication Date:- 2018-02-10
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Bike & Go shares the love by offering 2 for 1 this Valentine's

BIKE hire scheme Bike & Go is bringing a touch of romance to various train stations across the region this Valentine's Day week; by giving users the opportunity for their companion to hire a bike for free.

Subscribers to the scheme can turn up to any 1 of 21 participating Train Stations across the region, including:- Southport, Formby, Ainsdale and Ormskirk, and hire 2 bikes for the price of 1 between Monday, 12 February 2018 and Sunday, 18 February 2018.

The offer means that users can enjoy an alternative Valentine's Day celebration this year, costing less than a large glass of wine.

With cycling being one of the ways of producing feel good chemicals, such as serotonin; which Oxford University researchers have proven has links to people's positive perceptions about their own personal relationships, it's also a great way to boost romance with a loved 1.

David O'Leary, director of Bike & Go said:- "Cycling's numerous mental and physical health benefits, not to mention the positive effect on the environment, makes it a lovely way to spend time with a partner. This Valentine's Day week, we want to see more people than ever before getting out and about and enjoying the many beauty spots that our fantastic region has to offer. Hopefully by inviting users to bring along a loved one for free, we can help couples enjoy a cost-effective date while boosting their health at the same time."

Bike & Go offers bike hire facilities from 70 participating train stations across much of the North West, North East and Yorkshire, East and South East of England, and Scotland.

In 2016 the scheme was praised by a UK division of the travel giant TripAdvisor when it was included in a list of the top 7 bicycle hire companies drawn up by its subsidiary rental company Holiday Lettings.

To hire a Bike & Go bike, users simply need to register their card details online, which they can do via smart phones, tablets, or at home, and pay the annual ₤10 subscription fee.

Bike & Go bike, users once the annual subscription fee is paid will then receive a user number via email which will allow immediate bike hire; usually charged at just ₤3.80 per 24 hours, up to a maximum of 72 hours; while they wait for their Bike & Go membership card.

Enjoy an action packed February ½ Term on the River Mersey

₤35 family ticket allows 2 adults and 3 children to ride the Mersey Ferry and visit the U-Boat Story at Woodside and also the popular Spaceport attraction in Seacombe

₤35, advance purchase, family River Explorer and Spaceport ticket gives access to the U-Boat Story at Woodside and also the Spaceport attraction in Seacombe; which is currently hosting the popular:- "Sci-Fi Icons" exhibition. The River Explorer Cruise is 1 of Liverpool's most iconic days out and a 'must do' experience for families looking for a fun filled day out this ½ term.

Once on board, families will enjoy a lively commentary on the history of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront, whilst also taking the time to enjoy the breath taking views of some of Liverpool's most recognisable landmarks.

The River Explorer Cruise, which takes just under an hour, also allows families to visit Spaceport's much loved:- 'Sci-Fi Icons' exhibition at Seacombe, which showcases a private collection of 'Stars Wars' memorabilia from one of the UK's biggest collectors.

From Monday, 19 February 2018 through to Friday, 23 February 2018, guests at Spaceport will also get the chance to meet and greet well loved Star Wars characters, alongside participating in the interactive:- 'Jedi School,' which will see children saving a Jedi temple from the Sith Lords and taking part in lightsaber battles with enemies of the Galaxy.

Gary Evans from Mersey Ferries said:- "Spaceport is always a great way to spend a few hours as a family, and the Sci-Fi Icons exhibition really seems to have captured people's imaginations. Our visitors can spend time browsing the collection, which stages classic scenes and adored characters from the franchise; such as the Landspeeder Desert Scene and Ewok Village. A visit to Spaceport can all be done as part of our Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise ticket, which also includes access to The U-Boat Story at Woodside. It really does provide a whole day of activity for families in the North West this ½ term."

The U-Boat Story at Woodside includes original film archives and interactive displays which tell the story of the World War II German Submarine U-534.

A Family River Explorer and Spaceport Ticket is priced at only ₤35 and is available for 2 adults and up to 3 children (ages five to 15). The offer must be purchased online at least one day before a visit. Purchased on the day, adult tickets for the River Explorer Cruise are priced at ₤9 when booked online.

Departing hourly, the River Explorer Cruise sails between Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside.  For more information or to book tickets, call the Mersey Ferries Ticket Office on:- 0151 330 1003, visit any of Mersey Ferries terminals or visit the Spaceport website.

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