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HYPE Walk Run Cycle Play – Postponed until 2021 Due to Covid-19

Walk Run Cycle Play – The Story So Far

Walk Run Cycle Play was founded by HYPE Merseyside, working in partnership with Canal and River Trust and Merseyrail, with the mission of encouraging more people to participate in leisure activities which nourish both body and mind.

We wanted to breathe life back into the stunning promenades which we are fortunate to have in our region, so as a starting point we decided to form groups in Liverpool and Wirral to meet up and enjoy outdoor exercise.

We meet every Sunday morning and are active between 10am and 12pm and everyone is welcome. Our Wirral event is along the longest promenade in the UK, New Brighton to Seacombe Promenade and our Liverpool event is along the Riverside Walkway from the Royal Albert Dock.

The story of WRCP began when we identified the need  to bring together members of the community from all walks of life, to enjoy activities which benefit both their mental and physical wellbeing.

Walk Run Cycle Play has the vision of being fully inclusive for all people, no matter what their level of personal fitness or their age and we have taken great care to ensure that we have routes suitable for all ability levels – you can exercise for a length of time which is suited to you and we have amazing staff and volunteers manning our checkpoints to look after you.

Getting regular exercise has never been more important and there are huge benefits to exercising outdoors on a regular basis, so we are excited to launch our new autumn Walk Run Cycle Play event programme soon, with several of our events planned for 2021.


FREE activities and a FREE drink

FREE activities and a FREE drink – if that sounds like a great way to start your Sunday, then Walk Run Cycle Play is perfect for you!

Simply claim your wristband from one of our staff on arrival at your chosen checkpoint which entitles you to a free tea, coffee or soft drink. Bottled water is also provided by HYPE at checkpoints along the way.

Our activities are free of charge and the ethos of WRCP is to bring together communities and to be a catalyst for positive change while getting people outside enjoying the fresh air and beautiful surroundings.

You can choose your preferred activity – either walk, run or cycle and start from any of the check points where our team members will be waiting to greet you with a smile. 

Our routes are specifically designed to appeal to every level of personal fitness, so you can decide to join at one checkpoint and finish at another, or you can choose to continue along the full route – it is up to you because the objective of WRCP is to make getting active fun.

The play element of our initiative is equally important to our vision, as we understand that play encourages children’s creativity and fires their imaginations!

For more information follow this website www.walkruncycleplay.co.uk 

New Brighton Promenade



  • A brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits.
  • You can tell you’re walking briskly if you can still talk but cannot sing the words to a song.
  • The easiest way to walk more is to make walking a habit.
  • Walking in a group is a great way to start walking, make new friends and stay motivated.
  • We encourage dog owners to bring your dog along.


  • Cycling is a good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.
  • Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
  • Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.
  • Mental health conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety can be reduced by regular bike riding.


  • Running can significantly improve physical and mental health.
  • As a form of aerobic exercise, running can reduce stress, improve heart health, and even help alleviate symptoms of depression.
  • Some researchers think running may be so good for us because it’s something we evolved to do.
  • People are built to run!


  • Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.
  • Play is important to healthy brain development.
  • It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.

What to wear: Please ensure you wear comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing for all activities. Please wear safety helmet for cycling.