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Get On Your Bikes for the unique Leverhulme Summer Cycle

The first ever Leverhulme Summer Cycle, organised by Pedalare and Rethink Now CIC, will be held at Wirral's Brimstage Hall on Sunday 22nd September.

The highlight of the event will be the unique opportunity for families and friends to explore some of the hidden tracks of the Leverhulme Estate.

Tanya Leary, a director of Rethink Now, said: “The Leverhulme Summer Cycle takes place on International Car Free Day and is a great opportunity to ride some traffic free routes usually off limits to the public.

“It will be a great day out for all the family, whether you want to ride some of the hidden paths of the Estate or simply sample some of the lovely treats on offer from a range of independent food producers.”

Brimstage Hall Courtyard will be hosting a festival with an assortment of food stands and cycling themed activities.

The food on offer will be led by The Mouse at Brimstage, along with the newly opened Brimstage Courtyard Café. However, they will be supplemented by several other local producers who will be situated on the roundabout. These will include independent coffee company Elephant Coffee, the award-winning Chocolate Cellar, Dutch-style chip maker Chip’d and Boysenberry Catering aka the Deli from New Ferry.

Leading bike retailers Tracs, based in Delamere Forest, and K Cycles will also be in attendance, showcasing a range of products including some of the latest e-bikes to try out.

Ed Lamb, a director of Rethink Now, said: "We are excited to be partnering with Pedalare to deliver this event with particular responsibility for the festival site.

"There will be something for all the family including refreshments and the opportunity to find out everything you want to know about leisure cycling including the chance to have a go on the latest e-bikes."

The Leverhulme Summer Cycle follows on from last year’s successful Leverhulme Grand Prix at Birkenhead Park, which saw top-class professional cycling return to Wirral for the first time in over 50 years.

Nigel McGurk, of Leverhulme Estate, said: "The Leverhulme Grand Prix was a big success last year with hundreds of spectators turning out to watch professional cyclists as well as amateurs and youngsters compete in a series of races.

"We are delighted to support Pedalare and Rethink Now in creating the first ever Leverhulme Summer Cycle which comes at the end of Wirral's Summer of Cycling and the visit of the Tour of Britain."

Andy Mills, a director of Pedalare, said: “We have been delighted with the response to the Leverhulme Summer Cycle and look forward to welcoming families to Brimstage Hall on September 22 to experience the Estate’s off-road tracks.”

Also supporting the day are Wirral Council, HYPE, Cycling UK and the RSPB.

For more information, visit www.summercycle.co.uk