Friday, 10 October 2014

New Bike Trail gets go ahead

The 800m mountain bike trail between the Crags Sports Centre and Holyrood Park has been given a final tranch of funding which will enable the bike park to be built by next summer.  The project has been known as the SKELF and its website is here.  It is hidden away between St Leonards, Dumbiedykes and the Park and the image (below) shows the plan.

"Angus Calder of the Braidwood Bikepark Group said: "The SKELF bike park project is about creating a fantastic and fun bike play space for local young people. . . . Creating the SKELF bike park will attract people and life back into the woods, making a real community asset of a currently wasted resource. The project will also be a safe place for local schools to run bike skills classes and PE.”

Details from the Scottish Government website here.  There is a BBC report here.

Congratulations to Angus Calder and the team

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