A MUM-of-one has turned her dream into a reality by starting a food subscription and bakery class business.

Helen Harry from Rainford decided to take a risk and following her goal to found Country Mile Kitchen.

She will be delivering home made bread, soups and preserves via her vintage bicycle across Rainford – using only local produce and will be hosting a series of bakery classes.

These include an introduction to baking bread, French baking, Italian baking, World breads and an introduction to sourdough.

The 46-year-old said: “This has always been my dream and something going on in my head for a long time.

“My daughter left home and I was offered voluntary redundancy from my job working with children with learning difficulties – so I felt it was the right time to take a risk.

“I’m a farmer’s daughter, so the food service will see me delivering local produce that is homemade to people in my community – which I think is important.

“But it has to be limited because I will be delivering it all myself on a vintage bicycle.”

Helen’s goal is to bring “family cooking” to people’s homes and aims to teach others the skills to get “back to basics” and prepare fresh breads.

She added: “All the food provided will be seasonal and the baking classes aim to give people the skills so they can make their own foods at home.

“This is such an exciting time for me, I hope people like Country Mile Kitchen.”

The baking classes will be held at Rainford Village Hall and cost £125.

Private classes can also be booked for groups of four or more – and gift vouchers can be purchased.

Full day sessions will also a vegetarian two-course meal, included in the price, which include a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Refreshments will be available during other events.

For more information on the classes, food subscription service and to book, visit countrymilekitchen.co.uk.

For further dietary requirements, email helen@countrymilekitchen.co.uk.