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Bug detectives: Cycling Projects bicycle ride to discover the hidden creatures in the Halewood Triangle

August 30 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free

A ride for families with a difference! This Year of Environment themed bicycle ride is focused for families with children under 8 years old, but is open to all ages as well.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bug-detective-cycling-projects-cycle-ride-tickets-68104970801

BUG DETECTIVES: A Cycling Projects bicycle ride to discover the hidden creatures in the Halewood Triangle!

Focus on families with children under 8, but all welcome. Numbers limited to 20 or 10 children each with one accompanying adult.

Fridays 9th and 30th Aug 1.30-4
Leaders: Stella & Nancy & Darren
All equipment provided. Just bring your own bikes. Adult bikes possible for hire if pre-arranged and can arrive early.

Approximate schedule:

13:30: Centre: Registration & Introduction
13:45: Cycling to Pond
14:00: Pond dipping
14:30: Cycle to mid-triangle Bug Hunt area/Playground
14:45: Break
15:00: Bug Hunt
15:30: Back to Centre and Plenary
16:00: Finish

Adult bicycles for hire (£4) from our Cycling Projects hub, but please ask when you register and arrive by 13:15 if you wish to do this. This allows time to fit a bicycle to you before our bicycle ride starts.

As this is a Year of the Environment event that is as environmentally sustainable as possible, we ask that you travel to the site by public transport, walking or cycling if possible. If you are driving, please car-share, don’t idle your engine and drive in an environmentally conscious way (see e.g. http://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/fuels-environment/drive-smart) and with consideration and respect to those walking or cycling.

We look forward to seeing you and exploring what creatures we can find in the Halewood Triangle Park!

FAQs

What should I bring?

Bicycles: We ask that you bring bicycles for your children. Adult cycles (2-wheeler bicycles as well as tricycles, etc.) can be hired from the Cycling Projects hub for £4, but you will need to arrive by 13:15 in order for there to be time to fit a biycle to you. We will carry out a brief bicycle safety check prior to the start of the cycle ride, so please ensure your bicycles are in working order.

Clothing and waterproofs: In addition, please bring layers of clothes suitable for the weather and walking through vegetation, as well as waterproofs in case of rain.

Snacks and water: Please bring snacks for yourself and your children, plus some water. A tap for refilling water bottles is available in the Centre.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Halewood Environment Centre is at the end of the Loop line (an off-road cycle and walking track) and situated very close to Halewood and Hunts Cross train stations (see map). See http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/things-to-do/knowsley-cycling or https://liverpool.gov.uk/travel-and-roads/cycling/ for cycle maps.

Hunts Cross train station is served by multiple train operators from all areas, including Merseyrail and Northern trains (see http://www.nationalrail.co.uk). In addition multiple bus routes run along Okell Drive (see http://www.traveline.info).

If you need to use a vehicle, car parking is available adjacent to the Halewood Environment Centre. If no space is possible in the car park, unrestricted car parking is possible along Okell Drive.

Is this an environmentally sustainable event?

Yes, as far as possible.

Transport: We provide public transport and active travel travel information and encourage all participants to travel to the event by these modes if possible. If participants are arriving by vehicle, we ask that they car-share where possible, do not idle their engines and drive in an environmentally conscious way (see e.g. http://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/fuels-environment/drive-smart), plus drive with consideration and respect to those walking or cycling.
Plastic-free: We do not provide plastic water bottles or plastic cups and ask all to bring reuseable water bottles that they can re-fill inside the Centre. All equipment, if plastic, is reuseable.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Stella on stella.shackel@cycling.org.uk

Details

Date:
August 30
Time:
1:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Organiser

Stella Shackel
Phone:
07931306972
Email:
stella.shackel@cycling.org.uk

Venue

Halewood Environment Centre
Okell Drive
Halewood, L26 7XB United Kingdom
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0151 488 6151
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