New cycling facility for all ages and abilities

The first pump track of its kind has opened in Accrington, Lancashire designed for families and people of all ages to try out their cycling skills.

The pump track in Milnshaw Park is ideal for riders of all abilities and age. The Adventure Trail Track is suitable for the very young, including for young children on balance bikes, while the Intermediate track is designed for advanced riders to showcase their skills.

“It is a wonderful facility that allows people to test out their skills and also progress up the tracks as they become more confident. Not only will this new pump track be valuable to local people, it will also attract people from all over Hyndburn and beyond to visit,” said Cllr Paul Cox, deputy leader of Hyndburn Borough Council.

British Cycling awarded Hyndburn Borough Council a grant of £37,500.00 as part of  its Places To Ride programme.

Local charity, the Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, working with Hyndburn Borough Council have also been awarded a grant of £30,000 from the Lancashire Environmental Fund towards the project with a further contribution from Lancashire County Council through their Connecting East Lancashire initiative.

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