Cyclists of all ages took the opportunity to explore some of the hidden tracks of Wirral’s Leverhulme Estate.
The treelined paths at Brimstage Hall & Courtyard were opened to the public for the first time on Sunday as part of the Leverhulme Summer Cycle.
Hundreds of cyclists, ranging from young children to grandparents, got on their bikes to explore the 4 miles of tracks. Others chose to walk the paths which extend from Brimstage to neighbouring Thornton Hough.
Ed Lamb, a director of Rethink Now, said: “Even the rain didn’t seem to deter people from coming out on their bikes. It was great to see so many young families taking the opportunity to explore the hidden tracks and enjoy some lovely food and drink.”
The event was organised by Pedalare, which promotes cycling, and Rethink Now CIC, which works with communities to help them consider what changes they can make to improve air quality and their quality of life.
The event coincided with World Car Free Day and came just a few days after Wirral had successfully hosted a stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
In addition to the cycling, visitors were able to enjoy a selection of food outlets including the newly opened Brimstage Courtyard Café.
Andy Mills, a director of Pedalare, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people of all ages enjoying the hidden tracks of the Leverhulme Estate on their bikes.
“The tracks are normally used for farming purposes, so it was great to be able to open them up to the public for the first time.
“We received some amazing feedback from those taking part and we intend to build upon the success of the Leverhulme Summer Cycle with further events next year.”