Formby Labour Councillors attend the formal opening of the refur

Formby Labour Councillors Peter Maguire and Catie Page with Labour Cabinet Member for Technical Services Cllr John Fairclough at the official opening of the refurbished Formby-to-Hightown cycle path.

 

Formby's Labour Councillors got on their bikes on Saturday to join the official bike ride opening of the new Formby to Hightown cycle path.

The Labour Councillors joined more than 70 people to celebrate the official opening of the refurbished cycle path.

The 1.5mile stretch of pathway was fully refurbished thanks to funding from the charity Sustrans, the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) and the Merseyside Local Transport Plan.

Formby Labour Councillors Peter Maguire, Catie Page and Nina Killen said they were delighted that the pathway had been refurbished.

Cllr Maguire said: "It is great to see this Formby-to-Hightown cycle pathway refurbished and formally re-opened.

"Now this pathway has been re-opened, cyclists now have the opportunity to safely cycle from the Iron Men in Crosby up to Southport Promenade. They could even cycle up to Wigan Pier if they wish to travel that far.

"This pathway is an ideal way for cyclists of all ages, even families, to cycle the length of wonderful coastline here in Sefton."

Fellow Ravenmeols Labour Councillor Catie Page said she hoped the pathway would help keep families and older people active.

Cllr Page said: "Cycling is a fantastic form of exercise for people of all ages. This newly re-opened pathway will give people the opportunity to go for a bike ride without having to contend with busy roads.

"I'm sure that this will be a well used pathway for families in Formby to get around the borough and to enjoy our wonderful environment."