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 Wirral line.
There really is nothing quite like a day out by the seaside during the summer months. While our weather may not always be reliable, a trip to the coast, an ice cream by the sea and fish and chips is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If this is your kind of day out then look no further than our very own West Kirby. The station is accessible from all Liverpool stations and the bikes can be found on the platforms. Simply hire a bike from the ticket office, unlock and pedal away. A short cycle away from the station is the Marine Lake. Take in the stunning views of the lake and observe the optical illusion at high tide, which makes people appear to be walking on water.
Another fantastic location for you to enjoy a Bike & Go ride is the iconic Wirral Way. Once an old disused railway line, the Wirral Way is now a stunning coastal path running along the Wirral Peninsular. The impressive cycle route stretches 12 miles from West Kirby all the way to Hooton. Not only is this a tour of the stunning Wirral coastline, but there are also beautiful places such as Thurstaston and Parkgate for you to stop off and enjoy a world famous ice cream. Just remember to securely lock your Bike & Go with the two unique locks, before you sample any ice cream!
Another popular place on the Wirral is the iconic seaside resort of New Brighton. Best known for the sea breeze, fresh air, sand and miles of promenade which allows you to view the magnificent sunsets. Since the major redevelopment New Brighton, and in particular Marine Point, provides a place for you to enjoy a bite to eat, ice cream and of course the famous fish and chips. What better way to explore New Brighton than on a set of wheels! Hire your Bike & Go from the ticket office at New Brighton station and cycle the very short distance to the promenade. Cycle along the front and look on as tourists go crabbing in the water, or cast your eye across the water at the impressive Liverpool skyline. Enjoy a picnic on the grass verges, just simply attach your bag to the front of the bike using the secure straps, prop your bike up on its stand and enjoy your food.
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 West Kirby or New Brighton, hire a bike and enjoy a day of exploring.