Work starts on new cycle training circuit in Leicester
Work is underway on a new £750,000 cycle training circuit at New College in Leicester, providing a traffic-free place for cyclists of all ages and abilities to train and ride.
We're funding the project along with the college and British Cycling, to create a 1km closed loop suitable for competitive cycling, training and recreational use.
It is British Cycling's aim to create a network of traffic-free cycling facilities across the country, and is our aim to encourage as many people as possible to take up cycling.
Building work got underway on Wednesday 14 December and will take around four months to complete.
What will the facility offer?
- A track for use by cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities
- A new facility for clubs and groups to use for training
- The new home for the Wheels For All project, which encourages people with disabilities to try out adapted bikes
- A designated parking area for users.
How is it being funded?
- £250,000 of match-funding from the city council
- £400,000 from British Cycling
- £100,000 from New College.
Pictures from the first day of work on the site.