There’s a free fun day and shuttle bus service to welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race to Knowsley on September 10.
Stage 2 of the event will reach a spectacular climax at Knowsley Safari Park and thousands of people are expected to turn out to see it.
There’ll be everything from athletics, mini golf, hula-hooping, and bike races to entertain people while they wait for 100 of the world’s best cyclists to arrive.
There’ll also be a bike-themed treasure hunt and the chance to create huge chalk drawings of animal prints, that it’s hoped will be included in aerial shots of the race.
There’ll be football coaches from Everton in the Community, local cycling groups and lots of information about bike security, safety and maintenance.
It won’t be possible to get into the Park on foot. People arriving by car should get there by 1pm, as parking is extremely limited.
There will also be a free shuttle bus service taking people into the site from Prescot and Huyton, that’ll run every 15 minutes from 12noon. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The Huyton shuttle will begin at Huyton bus station and travel along Lathom Road and Huyton Lane to the Safari Park. It will call at existing stops on the route and visit Kings Business Park where some park and ride facilities will be available.
The Prescot shuttle will start at Prescot rail station and travel along Station Road, Steley Way, Sewell Street, Market Place, Derby Street, via Prescot bus station and Liverpool Road to the Safari Park, calling at existing stops.
The shuttle services will begin taking people back out of the Park from 3.15pm until 5.45pm.
The Tour of Britain should reach Knowsley just after 2pm, arriving at Pingwood Lane in Kirkby, then travelling through Headbolt Lane, County Road, South Boundary Road and Coopers Lane.
It will then travel along Knowsley Lane, through Knowsley Village, into Huyton along Primrose Drive, Bluebell Lane, Huyton Lane, Prescot By Pass and finish at the Safari Park.
Olympic gold medallist and Tour De France champion Bradley Wiggins is taking part along with team mate Mark Cavendish, a double-stage winner in last year’s Tour of Britain and the current World Champion on the road.