Labour delegates put Southport cycle scheme in gear

Boris bikes beware: delegates at the Labour Party North West Regional Conference have become the first to take advantage of Southport Conference’s delegate bike loan scheme during their visit to the resort from 5-7 November 2010.

Southport played host to the Labour NW regional conference for the fourth time and this year the conference attracted 500 delegates. Those taking up the bike loan offer enjoyed full use of the bikes to access the town during free time.

Assistant Director, Leisure and Tourism, at Sefton Council, Tony Corfield, explained: “The delegate bike loan scheme was officially launched as a service provided by the convention bureau in June, as an extension to the wider Southport Cycling Town Project. It was designed to offer business visitors a greener alternative to using their cars, making the most of Southport’s accessibility and bike-friendly credentials.”

Shadow Secretary of State and conference delegate Maria Eagle MP said: “Cycling is an excellent way for people of all ages to stay healthy and and this scheme is an excellent way to get around the town.”

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