The Bike & Go scheme allows you to hire a bike from participating train stations for just £3.80 and you can keep the bike for 24 hours! If you’re tempted but unsure where to go and what to do then simply read this article for inspiration on having a Bike & Go day out on the Northern line.
Firstly, hire your Bike & Go from Aigburth station’s ticket office. Once you have the key, unlock your bike and pedal away! A short ride away from the station is Otterspool Promenade, which provides beautiful views across the River Mersey and is an ideal place for a bike ride. The promenade runs along the bank of the River Mersey from Garston docks to Otterspool Park, where a footpath can be found which continues along the riverbank to the city centre; ending at the Albert Dock. Not only is the promenade a peaceful and relaxing place to cycle, but Otterspool Park provides a hub of entertainment for the children. Make it a family day out and hire a Bike & Go to accompanying the kids on their own bikes. Cycle towards the park, simply lock your bike using the two unique locks, sit back, relax and read a book while the little ones play.
Similarly, you can hire a bike from St Michaels station’s ticket office. Grab your key, grab your bike and away you go! A few minutes cycling and you will find yourself at ever popular Lark Lane. Bursting with character and a vibrant atmosphere, this street is the perfect place for all ages. Enjoy exploring the many independent cafes, bars and bistros whilst you cycle past. Or, make a pit stop and enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat; just remember to securely lock the bike up before you sit down!
After Lark Lane you can enjoy the short and sweet cycle ride to Sefton Park. This iconic park is greatly loved by locals and is classified as a Grade One listed park by English Heritage. Ride your Bike & Go around the lake and take in the spectacular sights of the indigenous British trees and boating lake, which draw in residents from across the city. Prop your bike up on its stand and spend some quality time with the family feeding the ducks! If the sun is shining why not make the most of the weather and prepare a picnic for lunch? You can safely and securely strap your bag on to the front of the bike, without fear of it falling off mid cycle! So find the perfect spot, secure the bikes and enjoy the picnic.
Returning your Bike & Go has never been easier! You can cycle back to any Bike & Go participating station, lock the bike and return the key to the ticket office hassle free. So head down to Aigburth or St Michaels, hire a bike and enjoy a day of exploring.