Female cyclists are needed to lead rides through Knowsley later this month as part of a drive by Knowsley Council to get more people on their bikes.
The Sky Ride and Breeze schemes train up local people to lead cycle rides on scenic planned routes in the area.
The Sky Ride scheme is for everyone and the Breeze programme is aimed at women.
The Breeze organisers are looking for women to lead the rides.
The leaders don’t need to be expert cyclists – just enthusiastic and comfortable on a bike and able to commit some time.
They will get free training and a free kit and equipment. In return, they’ll need to commit to leading around 12 rides a year locally.
The Breeze training courses take place on Sunday 19 May at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park in Longview Drive, Huyton.
The Breeze programme is run by British Cycling and the Sky Ride scheme is a collaboration between British Cycling and Sky.
Several men and women have been signed up to lead the Sky Ride events in Knowsley which will begin on 30 June and continue until October.
The rides are free and offer something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.
There’ll also be a major bike ride organised for as many people as possible to take part in with details to be confirmed in the coming months.
Sky Ride and Breeze add to a range of measures to encourage cycling in the borough, such as the BMX track and the Velodrome at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park.
“Cycling is a great way to get around and to get fit,” said Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s cabinet member for Leisure, Community and Culture.
“We’ve got some great facilities here as well as cycling clubs and pathways and the Tour of Britain back here in September.
“These projects are just another part of our bid to give people every opportunity to watch, enjoy and take part in cycling.”
Last year, British Cycling and Sky reached their target of getting one million more people on bikes. Now almost two million people ride regularly in the UK.
To find out more about Sky Ride and the rides planned in Knowsley, visit www.goskyride.com