Leverhulme Summer Cycle a hit

Posted on 27th September 2022 in Estate News

Hundreds of cyclists and walkers turned out for this year's Leverhulme Summer Cycle.

Riding along the tree lined avenues of the Leverhulme Estate

Hundreds of people of all ages helped to make this year’s Leverhulme Summer Cycle the best yet.

More than 500 cyclists and walkers enjoyed exploring the tree-lined tracks at Brimstage Hall and Courtyard on Sunday.

Those attending were also able to take advantage of a range of different stalls and activities.

Among those making the day such a success were Just Riding Along & Energise Cycles and various independent businesses providing refreshments including Ginger Cat Coffee, Ebby’s Espresso, Pen-Y-Lan Pork, The Chocolate Cellar and Hyacinth Vintage Ice-Cream.

Also taking part were Wirral Environmental Network, Merseyside Cycling Campaign, Eco Art in the Park, Calm at Church Farm and Port Sunlight Rugby Club.

Oher popular activities included PopVox Choir, Read Now, Write Now and Little Lambs Tales.

Parking was provided by Claire House with donations going to the charity.

Ed Lamb, one of the founders of Rethink Now, which campaigns for stronger, healthier communities through environmental sustainability, said: “We were delighted to see so many people, including many families, attend the Summer Cycle. This was the third time the event has been held and the most successful yet.”

Diana Powell, CEO of Wirral Unplugged and a co-organiser, said: "A wide range of volunteers contributed to making this year's Summer Cycle so special.

"Wirral Met students and Make it Happen members created signs to direct visitors around the site, Irby Brownies painted pollinator bug rocks for children to find, University of Liverpool volunteer Andrine designed an anime Summer Cycle Biking Bee sticker, and Wirral Grammar students and local community members, from 5 to 75, helped throughout the day contributing to the family-feel of the event."

Tom O’Leary, Leverhulme’s Estate Manager, said: “It was terrific to see so many people of all ages, whether cycling or walking, enjoy exploring the Leverhulme tracks.”