You'll know from my tweets on @formbyvillage that I'm an enthusiast for cycling. I'm amazed at how few bikes there are on Formby roads, given how our local terrain is so flat. It's a gift for cyclists.
Yet as a community we seem reluctant to mount up and enjoy a bike ride. I'd estimate that for around 10,000 dwellings here in Formby, we probably own about twice that number in cycles.
But, perhaps there's a wind of change coming. Merseyrail are introducing a 'Bike & Ride' scheme ar Formby Station. According to the web site related to the scheme:
Now you can get even closer to where you want to be. Bike & Go is an ingenious new scheme that lets you hire a bike from participating train stations and continue your journey quickly and easily under your own steam. No walking, no waiting - just get on your Bike & Go!Register from 13th August.
Keep your eyes peeled it won't be long before visitors to Formby will enjoy the delights of cycling here in Formby. Maybe they'll lead the way and encourage more of us locals to join them.