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It takes Two!

Posted on 4th August 2020

Take your staycation up a gear with a bicycle (and treats) made for two. MeCycle customers Mary and Steve took our ultimate tandem experience out for a spin ...

As so many of us get ready for a staycation summer, we're all looking for new ways to have fun and get out and about while staying safe. Social enterprise, MeCycle has found an ideal solution for couples looking to do something different together - the ultimate tandem experience.

This luxury cycling experience includes hire of a fabulous tandem so that you can ride away with that special person in your life on a bicycle made for two.

But that's not all the package also includes:

  • A picnic basket filled with elegant nibbles including Prosecco for two
  • A picnic rug to snuggle on
  • A choice of clearly mapped out, easy routes (this is about together time not breaking records)

MeCycle customers Mary and Steve Smith took out our tandem for a test spin and told us all about their experience ...

Mary and Steve had three routes to choose from but decided to follow the Swan route towards Southport: "We picked up the tandem at 10.00 am and after a shaky start soon got into the rhythm of it. In the first 10 minutes we argued about who was doing what and laughed so much that we almost came a cropper at the Pontins island!"

They then decided to cycle up the coast towards Southport and after a quick stop continued on to Marshside nature reserve. Next stop was the Botanic gardens at Churchtown where they stopped for a well-deserved cup of coffee. "After a short stop and a few photographs we headed for Hesketh Park which was first opened in 1868. We couldn’t resist taking a few more snaps and having another cup of coffee. We then rode along Lord Street in Southport and got some smiles from the shoppers and holidaymakers."

Mary and Steve decided to have their luxurious picnic lunch in Victoria Park the home of the Southport flower show. "The picnic that as provided was fantastic. Beautiful sandwiches, a large container of mixed olives/sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese and mini mozzarella balls. For desert there was a container of cherries and a large tub of strawberries and raspberries. To wash it all down we had a bottle of wine and a bottle of beer. We couldn’t resist taking a photo of the amazing spread of food."

They then headed back towards Ainsdale but had a short stop at the beach before returning to Mecycle at 4.00pm to return the bike.

"We had a brilliant day. We loved the experience, the food was lovely and we had a great time. We can thoroughly recommend it to anybody who is looking for a great day out. Many thanks to Vicki and the team at Mecycle."

Ring MeCycle on 01704 579 353 to book your luxury treat for two. Prices start from just £90.