Let's Go... Ride a Bike?

12.2.15


















Liverpool's 'citybike' system has been in place since 2014, and since moving back I've been desperate to rent them and go for a fun day out. My flat mate Lorna and I had a rare day off together recently so we made the most of it and decided to go on a little bike ride! The citybike stations are located all over Liverpool city centre and there's a station just at the end of our street, super handy. After registering online you simply pop in your code at the station, choose your bike and it's yours for as long as you want it. I have to admit it's been a long time since I was on a bike and I was actually terrified going on the main roads. But thankfully I had Lorna there to guide the way. 

After making our way through Princes Park just by our flat we ventured towards Otterspool and Liverpool's Festival Gardens where unsurprisingly I took a swift tumble upon entry... The Gardens are a regenerated piece of land that has been transformed into one of the most beautiful areas I've seen in the city. With Chinese pagodas, an oriental garden and some gorgeous water features there is so much to see. What really impressed me was the biodiversity area, specifically for birds, small animals and plants. I can't wait to go back when spring comes to see all the plants come to life. 

The Gardens are perfectly situated beside the promenade, so once we'd finished our picnic we simply hopped back on our bikes. We had a lovely cycle along the Mersey back to the Albert Dock where we had a yummy hot chocolate to warm our freezing hands. 

I am so glad I finally took the bikes out for a day, and for only £3! If you're around Liverpool or just visiting for a day I can't recommend them enough, such a quick and easy way to get around town and I can fast see them becoming my transport to work! Aisling. xo


6 comments:

  1. I am dying to try these bikes myself!! I love them gardens I done a photo shoot there its soo pretty! Xx
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  2. I love this idea! They should have them everywhere - your pictures look great, looks like a great day and so cheap and simple!

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  3. I love this idea! They should have them everywhere - your pictures look great, looks like a great day and so cheap and simple!

    josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love this idea! They should have them everywhere - your pictures look great, looks like a great day and so cheap and simple!

    josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. That looks like sooo much fun! Love a bit of bike riding x

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