South Leeds: Plans for a new '˜urban bike park' to be debated

Proposals for a new Urban Bike Park in a popular south Leeds green space have been welcomed by Middleton Park councillors.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:43 am
PIC: James Hardisty

A report to be tabled to Leeds City Council’s executive board on Wednesday, March 22, is seeking the go ahead for a new cycling hub at Middleton Park. If approved, the park will be given a wide ranging refurbishment which when completed will feature new, family-friendly cycling trails; development of a 6km Cross Country Mountain Bike Trail which will be accessible to members of the public for casual use and for cross country mountain bike competitions and a new ‘Skills Zone’.

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Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell (Middleton Park, Labour, said: “The important role that parks play in the day-to-day lives of people in our communities cannot be underestimated. We are determined that the council and city continues to ensure that our green spaces can be enjoyed by all generations for many years to come.

“The proposal for an urban bike park at Middleton Park is very exciting and promises to be a fantastic addition to this green jewel which already attracts approximately over two million visitors per year. Cycling is already establishing itself at the park through a number of organised events, and with hundreds of local children enjoying organised rides during school time and at weekends.”