Cycle hire company, Bike and Go, has announced that cyclists flocked to the Wirral to enjoy their second well-being event.
The event was held to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs until this Sunday, 19th May 2019.
This event was hosted by Bike & Go to highlight the feelings of positivity that cycling can bring.
Attendees were taken on a guided bike ride from West Kirby station along the Wirral Way overlooking coastal views. They then took part in a mindfulness session by Yogasmiths Paul and Stephen Smith followed by a free picnic too.
Cyclin has been proven to boost wellbeing, and a report published in The Lancet Psychiatry Journal last August revealed that regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week could reduce poor mental health
Bike & Go offers bike hire facilities from 22 participating train stations across the Merseyrail network, including Liverpool Central, Moorfields, Aigburth, Southport, Ormskirk and West Kirby.
There are also bike hire facilities at Seacombe Ferry Terminal and Leasowe Castle, in addition to a further 49 participating train stations across much of the North West, North East and Yorkshire, East and South East of England, and Scotland.
To hire a Bike & Go bike, customers 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. They 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.
What did the officials say?
Suzanne Grant, Bike & Go Director, said:
“We were delighted to welcome so many people to our second Cycle to the Sands event, and to remind those who hadn’t been on a bike for some years of just how much fun cycling can be.
“This week, I’d urge people to make the most of the sunshine and go on a ride to enjoy an escape from the routine of day-to-day life, and get out into the fresh air.”