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Popular Liverpool city centre zip wire ride end date extended

Paul and Laura at Car Hire Liverpool Airport have not had chance to go on the zip wire, but may get an opportunity with the extension of its end date.

The massively popular zip wire ride in Liverpool city centre is to stay open for another two weeks. The 800ft long ride, which thrill-seekers launch from a 115ft tower, is the only one of its kind in the country. It is £15 admission at the box office or £10 for charity fundraisers, plus there are discounted prices on-line.

It has been so popular with people that city centre Business Improvement District (BID) bosses have decided to give people more time to take the plunge. And the extension will mean more money is raised for charities, with around £50,000 raised so far.

Events Manager for Liverpool BID Company, Tracey Crosbie, said “The response from the public and businesses to the Liverpool Wire has been simply brilliant. The sight of people flying above shoppers has added a real buzz to the city centre and we’re delighted with how much everyone has been able to raise for their chosen charities. To have to extend it for another two weeks speaks volumes for how much it’s captured the imagination and how generous Liverpudlians are.”

One rider has used the adrenaline-fuelled attraction to rack up £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation and several city centre businesses such as Lloyds Bank, Thomas Cook, Radio City, Wetherspoons and Everton Football Club have all raised money for good causes.