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Zip wire run extended by a fortnight

£50,000 raised by people swooping down Church Street

Published on September 2nd 2014.

Zip wire run extended by a fortnight

IF you haven't had chance to make like a seagull swooping through town over the heads of shoppers, there is still time.

The Liverpool Wire, billed as the UK’s first city centre ride of its sort, has been so popular it is staying for another fortnight, organisers announced today.

"In its first three weeks the Liverpool Wire has hosted thousands of thrill seekers and with no sign of on-line bookings slowing down organisers have decided to extend the run until Sunday, September 21," says Liverpool City Centre BID.

The demand has been part fuelled by fundraisers who have used the ride to already generate an estimated £50,000 for charities.



The giant ride sees people ascend a 115 foot station by Lloyds TSB on Church Street - before whizzing over thousands of shoppers on a zip wire, at speeds of up to 40mph, until they reach Forever 21 around 30 seconds later.

Anyone can have a go - unless you are under seven stone or over 17 stone, in which case you can forget it.

Edward Mellors, supremo of Mellors Group, which operates the ride, said: ‘’We knew Liverpudlians would be up for the Wire Challenge and they haven’t disappointed. Now those who haven’t been able to have two more weeks to rise to it.”

Greggs pasty in your beak, optional.

*Liverpool Wire, Church Street, until Sept 21. Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm. Friday and Saturday, 10am until 8pm. £15 for users and £10 for charity fundraisers.  There is also a discount for bookings made online.

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