Since you voted it as the Carole Nash Most Motorcycle-Friendly City in the UK, readers outside Liverpool may be interested to know what makes it so worth a visit on two wheels. We parked up at one of the many parking points on our Places To Park map and had a wander around to find out.
With four out of every five of the city’s residents queuing up to praise Liverpool’s bike-friendliness in our survey, we knew there was something special which attracted a plethora of visitors, and it wasn’t just down to the world’s biggest band calling it home!
If you needed any more proof of how close-knit the Liverpool biking community is, look no further than our friends over at North West Blood Bikes. These dedicated volunteers give it their all on call; ferrying much-needed medical supplies across Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester to assist where they can. This is all done on the best and brightest motorcycles they can muster up with help from the local community and fundraisers, which arrives in its droves.
There are also many biking forums on the internet which are based in the region; the support on offer to bikers old and new is always refreshing, with advice on everything from engine problems to the best Routes To Ride – which you’ll also find on our own UK map! We’ve got a great route lined up starting just down the road from Liverpool; it does sneak across the Welsh border but the views are so good we’re sure you’ll agree it’s worth leaving Merseyside to see.
And if you’re in need of a bit of culture while visiting the city, there are many galleries and museums for your pleasure – only London has more within its city limits in the whole of England, so it’s good to get some Northern perspective on things!
In terms of biking culture, Liverpool has so much to be proud of, which is why we’re honoured to nominate it as our Most Motorcycle-Friendly City!