A golf club in Bath is set to be transformed into a 30 acre mountain bike park.
Cycling group Pedal Progression announced last night it has won a 'lengthy tender process' to create Bath Bike Park, on the site of the former Entry Hill golf course.
Golfers previously campaigned to save the two loss-making golf courses after Bath and North East Somerset Council revealed that each round played cost taxpayers £8.
One golfer complained that a consultation on the future of the Entry Hill site was taken over by a ‘cycling lobby on steroids' after 78 per cent of respondents expressed support for turning it into a cycling centre.
Last night however Pedal Progression announced they had been succesful and were beginning work to transform the golf course.
The 30 acre site will be crisscrossed with 5km of purpose built, feature rich mountain bike trails.
It will also have a new cafe building, toilets, a bike shop selling parts and bikes and offering bike hire, repair and coaching services.
Matt George, founder, said: "We are all about getting people on bikes, giving really positive experiences and making sure people form healthy habits around exercise and cycling.
"It has always been a dream of ours to design, build and run our own bike park so when the opportunity came for us to tender for the Entry Hill site in Bath we got super excited."
He added: "So not only has the bike park got a full wealth of trails from blue trails red trails, black trails, it will also have a pump track facility and dirt jump lines.
"It is going to have a learn to ride park where balance bikes can be ridden and people can learn to ride bikes for the first time."
Pedal Progression say they hope the park will be complete by Spring 2022.
Bikehike is good, but for all my routes both cycling and walking I use Komoot which is pretty good.
Just replace planters with community BBQ facilities to keep both locals and arsonists happy.
Temporary impairment of value or usefulness is enough: https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/criminal-damage
Surely, that should be: They would have.
In Scotland they put you on probation for that. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7095134.stm
For a start, staggered bollards are recommended against in the National Guidelines - because a straight approach and path through is required....
Isn't Brigg where Falcon bikes came from originally?
At least I have no preference or prejudice, I don't seem to be able to comment without perce or clem shaped shadows. Which is a compliment I guess....
Just hoppit with your humour.
Oh no, helmets again...