In February I highlighted the work of BikeRight!
Kirkdale based cycle training organisation BikeRight! has just run its first fun urban triathlon to encourage people from across North Liverpool to use sustainable, healthy forms of transport in their daily lives. Rather than the traditional swim-run-cycle format, the Choose Freedom triathlon used walk-train-cycle to highlight the different ways of getting around. It’s aim? To improve health and increase employment opportunities.
The first Tri-Freedom Challenge took place on 4th September with a walk starting at Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council. After a 1.5 mile walk participants then took the train from Sandhills Station to Waterloo Station before embarking on the third leg of triathlon – a 4 mile circular from Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre.
The Tri-Freedom Challenge forms part of Liverpool City Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme, which is fully funded by the Department for Transport.
BikeRight! is responsible for many innovative projects in Merseyside working with businesses and residents to encourage safe cycling to promote wellbeing and improved employment opportunities. Their Choose Freedom project in North Liverpool encourages residents of Everton and Kirkdale to get on their bikes and enjoy the freedom, savings, health benefits and increased job opportunities afforded by cycling and walking.