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6 things you can do this bank holiday weekend

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The May bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us and with the sun set to be shining you won't want to miss out.

An annual Bike & Go membership costs just £10, much cheaper than any gym membership, and you can even register instantly on the spot so there's no need to wait around for your membership card. Once you're a member you can hire a bike for just £3.80 per day and you can even keep the bike for up to 72 hours - perfect for the bank holiday weekend.  There's even a handy lock built into the bike, so no matter where you are you can securely lock the bike up.

So, if you've got no plans this weekend then here are 6 things that you can do...

  1. Be a tourist for the day in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city that is begging to be discovered and you can do just that with Bike & Go. Hire a bike from Haymarket station and see iconic tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden plus many more.

  1. Sample the fish & chips in West Kirby
     

Hire a Bike & Go from the station and make a day of exploring the picturesque and refreshing town of West Kirby. You can even hire two bikes with one membership card, meaning you can discover the beauty of West Kirby with a friend! Take a relaxing cycle alongside the beautiful Marine Lake and marvel at the endless stunning views. But of course a visit to the seaside wouldn't be complete without a visit to the fish & chip shop! Cycle the short distance to the much loved Marigolds and enjoy some traditional fish & chips.

  1. Have an ice cream at the Clacton-on-Sea pier
     

A stone's throw away from Clacton-on-Sea station is the famous pier, which is the ideal place to spend a bank holiday weekend. A cycle along the waterfront will leave you feeling relaxed and the sea air will leave you feeling refreshed. But remember a trip to the seaside isn't the same without an ice cream in the sun! 

  1. Discover the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey
     

A short cycle away from Leeds station lays the impressive Kirkstall Abbey. Set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire sits the medieval monastery, which boasts historic architecture amid a haven of wildlife and greenery. Find out about the lives of the 12th century monks and explore the ruins imagining what life was like back then. Simply hire a Bike & Go from Leeds station and cycle the short distance to Kirkstall Abbey.

  1. Cycle along the famous Blackpool Pier
     

With its array of attractions and amusements Blackpool provides entertainment for all ages. Hire a Bike & Go from Blackpool North station and cycle the short distance to the promenade, where you can take detours along the North, South and Central Piers. Don't forget to lock your bike up and explore the many arcades, where you can relive your childhood!

  1. Enjoy a picnic with amazing views
     

There are very few better feelings than taking in the views of a beautiful waterfront and the charming Scottish seaside resort of Largs provides just that. Hire a Bike & Go from Largs station and enjoy a relaxed ride along the famous Victorian promenade. The bikes are fitted with handy front and rear luggage carriers, so you can even take a picnic with you!