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Crosby gets pedalling for Bike Week

NEXT week is national bicycle week, and with rising fuel prices hitting the headlines and our pockets again, there’s no better time to get on your bike.

In the past few weeks, fuel prices have risen by an average of 4p a litre, with the AA revealing that 26% of drivers are now using their car less and finding alternative ways of commuting.

Both environmentally and economically friendly, bikes can help save money on fuel and parking and save you wasting time in traffic jams.

And to celebrate, there’s a great bicycle ride this Saturday, called the Metal Birds to Metal Men.

Few people know about it, but a peaceful green route leads from Liverpool city centre to Crosby beach, taking in some of the city’s most historic sites along the way and revealing nature at the heart of the city.

It’s an event for National Bike Week event, led by members of the Merseyside Cycling Campaign and runs from 1-4pm. Meet at the Pier Head, Liverpool.

For details see www.merseyworld. com/mcc or National Bike Week at www.bikeweek.org.uk