Lord Mayor opens BikeRight! premises

His Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Frank Prendergast, officially opened the new workshop premises of cycle training firm BikeRight! in Kirkdale, on Wednesday Dec 14th.

Cllr Prendergast performed the opening ceremony at 3pm with representatives from Merseytravel, Sefton & Liverpool Council’s StepClever team and staff from BikeRight! The premises which feature a fully equipped bicycle workshop and offices are in the DBH Business Centre, at 105 Boundary Street.

Left to right: Jo Somerset, BikeRight!, Carol Johnson-Eyres, Merseystravel, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Liz Clarke, BikeRight!

BikeRight! run the popular Freewheeling adult cycle training courses from the workshop along with cycle maintenance training and the management of Merseytravel’s Bikeability contract.

BikeRight! now employ over 45 staff across Merseyside and the new premises has been made possible through part funding StepClever.

Liz Clarke, BikeRight! MD, said: “The support that we’ve had from both StepClever and Merseytravel has given us the confidence to open the office here. Having a permanent base means we can expand our business in Liverpool and Merseyside, offering employment opportunities and ensuring the smooth running of our Bikeability and Freewheeling cycle training.”

Merseytravel Chief Executive Neil Scales added: “BikeRight! have shown their commitment to Merseyside by opening this new local headquarters. Our Bikeability scheme provides a training programme that puts cycling at the heart of young people's lives, but its not just about training youngsters, we work with BikeRight! to encourage cycling to all those who live and work in the area”.

Kevin Hermanson, Stepclever Business Development Adviser added: “Stepclever provides free advice & support to businesses based in north Liverpool and south Sefton and we are pleased to support BikeRight! in their important contribution to cycle training.” 

In 2011-12 BikeRight! Merseyside is aiming to deliver cycle training to:

  • 10500 primary schoolchildren
  • 300 High School students
  • 300 early years children
  • 600 adults
  • 10 community projects
  • 15 local employers

As well as delivering:

  • 20 led bike rides
  • 200 cycle maintenance training places