Our new Sefton Circular cycle route is available for download now. The route is a 24 mile long predominately off road cycle route which explores the wonderful Sefton Coast in addition to the Cheshire Lines path which links Maghull to Ainsdale.
When following this route, you will cycle through pine woods, alongside Antony Gormley’s statues, pass through Rimrose Valley, cycle alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal and follow the line of the former Cheshire Lines railway. This enjoyable half day cycle ride is suitable for all abilities to undertake at your own pace, why not take your time and stop off for refreshments, whilst you take in what the local area has to offer.
Download it now or contact us for a copy.
Located on the Promenade side of the Premier Bowl & Laser centre (just outside the management office), the station now provides another reason to visit the area. With great shopping, restaurants and entertainment, Ocean Plaza is already worth a visit and now you have the chance to include a cycle ride as part of your day
To mark the launch of our new Sefton Circular cycle route, VISIT and our partners at Active Travel are holding a cycling day to promote the route and encourage more people to jump on their bike and explore Sefton.
The cycle ride will have three main start points to enable people to access the ride
- Formby Railway Station
- Mecycle Café, Ainsdale
- and the main focal point of the day, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.
Ride registration will take place at 10am at each of the three start points, ride leaders will be on hand to start you off on the route, riders will then be free to cycle the route in a clockwise direction at their own pace; the theme of the day is participation, therefore we are encouraging riders to cycle the entire route, however if you only want to ride a section before returning by bike or train then the choice is yours.
Although the ride will be self-led, all riders when setting off will receive a map of the route, including turn by turn directions, there will be directional markers along the route and we will have some cycling marshals patrolling the route too.
Members of the Active Travel team will be at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre all day to hand out further information on cycling and walking in Sefton. Crosby Lakeside will act as the focal point for the day, it’s the perfect point for people to stop, take a rest, have a snack and chat to members of the Active Travel Team, before continuing on their ride.
The launch of the route coincides with ‘2017 the year of Sefton’s Coast’, a celebration campaign to recognise, promote and enjoy the superb Sefton Coastline; the Sefton Circular route takes in many miles of the coastal path, before heading inland along the Cheshire Lines towards Maghull and eventually the Leeds Liverpool canal, bringing you back to Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre via Rimrose Valley.
All riders will receive a map of the route, a bottle of water, an energy bar and medal for taking part.
If you are interested in attending on the day, registration for the ride is open NOW!
When registering, if you could provide riders name(s), postcode and preferred starting point, this would help us greatly to manage numbers on the day. Register HERE
- Sunday 21st May
- Starting venues
- Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Cambridge Rd, Waterloo, L22 1RR
- Formby Railway Station, L37 2HJ
- Mecycle Café, 59 Station Rd, Ainsdale, PR8 3HH
- Information venue – Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
- Registration from 10am – Ride starts at 10.30am
- Route details
- Full route distance 24 miles
- 20 miles of traffic free cycling
- Flat route
- Paved/unpaved surfaces
The latest edition of Sefton’s Walking and Cycling Newsletter is out now. It's the perfect companion if you enjoy walking and cycling in Sefton. The newsletter is full of events and activities delivered through Active Cycling, Active Walks and Active Travel teams within Sefton along with information about partner organisations events and activities with a cycling and walking theme.
It's produced on a quarterly basis and is available in hard copy from Health Centres, Libraries, Community Venues and Leisure Centres. The newsletter is also available here for download now. This latest edition covers the period from April to June.
Looking for something to do over the Easter Holidays ? Fancy a bike ride but don’t have your own bike?
Southport Cycle Hire provides bikes for all the family at 3 centres in Sefton. Bikes can be hired for as little as £6.00 for up to 4 hours.
Cycle Hire is available every day at Southport Eco Centre and Crosby Lakeside and don’t forget our centre at Southport Station (reopening on Monday 10th April) which also provides a retail and maintenance service in addition to cycle hire.
Opening times vary so please see here for details of times and prices
Have a look at our newly revamped interactive map. Now with google maps as a base, this map is compatible with tablets and smart phones and will allow you to follow our walking and cycling routes easily.
Have a look and let us know what you think?
Are you looking for a new bike? Then we may have the answer, Southport Cycle Hire are now selling some of their unused Pashley Prontos.
The bikes are dark green, quality built and robust long lasting cycles, specifically designed to be low maintenance.
For details, please see the Southport Cycle Hire website
We have now received our new updated Sefton Cycle Map. Covering the whole of Sefton, the map is for everyone, whether you cycle to and from work, as a leisure activity, for a sightseeing trip or as a means of getting around day to day. The map also shows visitor attractions, local amenities, services and schools.