Travel into the heart of the picturesque seaside town of Southport or enjoy a leisurely trip around the parks, gardens and seafront of this classic English seaside town on board a unique Rickshaw.
On Wednesday 24 October the VISIT Sefton and West Lancashire project are offering visitors using the Eco Centre Park and Ride at the Esplanade the opportunity to ditch the bus and travel FREE of charge in sustainable style into Lord Street, all powered by your very own dedicated Rickshaw chauffer.
The ‘Stormtrooper’ Rickshaws, kindly provided by Mudguard Media, are state of the art pedicabs, providing comfort, style and fun right from the word go for your day at the seaside. With 3 routes to choose from the VISIT team hope it will offer the public something new and unique to remember their day by, whilst also contributing to providing a more sustainable travel option in the town centre.
All of the routes will start from the Eco Centre situated between the coastal road and Victoria Park. Two of the routes are solely there and back rides, taking in some of the delights of the classic seaside town then returning to the Eco Centre. The third route will take visitors into the heart of Southports shopping area, Lord Street.
Routes 1 - Victoria Park Loop.
Approximately lasting 15 minutes this circular ride will take in the traffic free, peaceful sights of Southports most famous park.
Route 2 - Marine Bridge and Coastal Loop.
Approximately lasting 20 minutes this circular loop takes in Kings Gardens, before turning onto the magnificent Marine Bridge, providing fantastic views of the marine lake, Southport Pier and coastal views. The route will then take you along the front before returning to the Eco Centre.
Route 3 - Lord Street Drop Off.
Approximately taking 15 minutes, the journey will take in Kings Gardens, turning into Neville Street opposite the vintage Carousel, before arriving onto Lord Street to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the beautiful boulevard. Safe drop off will be close to the impressive town hall, putting you in the heart of Southport's tourism centre.