Waterfall at Happy Mount Park

Kieran and Phoebe Ryder-Lewis on the bikes that power a waterfall at Happy Mount Park.
Kieran and Phoebe Ryder-Lewis on the bikes that power a waterfall at Happy Mount Park.

A WATERFALL which is operated through pedal power is a new attraction at Happy Mount Park.

The environmentally friendly feature has been installed by park volunteers.

The waterfall is operated with two cyclists on fixed bikes which are attached to pumps, carrying water from the ponds into the waterfall.

The attraction is designed to create a more impressive waterfall the faster people cycle.

Volunteer David Croston said: “I feel it’s a nice novelty and eco-friendly as well.

Hours

“I spent 200 hours building and designing it and it’s looking good now.

“I saw an elderly lady on one of the bikes and she said ‘I haven’t been on a bike for years’.

“People have been queueing up to ride them.”

Coun Ron Sands, Coun June Ashworth, chairman of Morecambe in Bloom Beryl Spelling and County Councillor Tony Jones attended the official opening of the attraction.

David said: “I’m very grateful to Shermaynes Engineering of Morecambe for the steelwork, Smalleys of Morecambe for the chains and Cumbria Pumps of Kendal for the pumps.”