Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride will return this summer
Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride, which includes a ride through the Mersey Tunnel was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19
After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to COVID-19 the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool (LCL) bike ride is returning this summer.
Scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 4, the LCL will be one of the first mass participation events to take place in the UK since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place last year and will include the usual experience of riding through the Mersey Tunnel.
This year’s event charity is The Bobby Colleran Trust, which recently announced the launch of its Take Care for Bobby campaign to support the mental health of children and young people in the Liverpool city region.
It has provided mental health and bereavement support to children alongside its well-known Slow Down for Bobby road safety campaign since 2014, when six-year-old Bobby Colleran was killed in a road accident.
Following the pandemic, Take Care for Bobby was launched to deliver a range of therapies in schools, improve the understanding of mental health for children, young people and care givers as well as providing bite-size tips and tools for mental health caretaking within its specially-created programme.
The mass participation bike ride will be utilised to raise £100,000, to open its own wellbeing centre for children and young people in Liverpool as part of the next phase in the Take Care for Bobby campaign.
With the annual bike ride celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, the organisers have transformed the event to celebrate the end of lockdown restrictions and reunite the cycling community to Pedal for Purpose. The routes ranges from a five-mile family tunnel ride, through to a 100-mile sportive.
This will include a complete rebrand and announcement of a brand-new festival finish village – as well as the unforgettable experience of riding through the Queensway tunnel traffic free. The event is supported by Huyton Asphalt and sister company Huyton Asphalt Civil. Other partners include Merseytravel, Exchange Flags, The Guide Liverpool and Countess of Chester Park.