Dakota Park in Chapelford <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i> PLANS are in the works for a new exciting £40k cycling facility in Chapelford.
The proposals will consist of a new pump track in Dakota Park – a continuous circuit for cyclists of bank turns, interspace by rollers, and other features that can be ridden on a bike without pedalling.
It is an increasingly popular way to encourage young people and the whole family to exercise while developing balancing and bike handling skills in a safe environment away from traffic.
The ‘pump’ part is the pushing-down and pulling-up function performed by riders in accordance with the structure’s design as the main source of propulsion.
The track can be used by any type of bicycle as well as skateboards, scooters, and roller blades.
It features rounded edges, gentle embankments, and perfect geometry – they are designed with safety in mind.
The proposals are being put forward by Warrington Borough Council who is working together with Great Sankey Parish Council on the plans.And local people are being invited to have their say.A consultation will begin on Sunday, June 11, and will run until July 14 to give everyone the chance to share their views on the plans.If given the go-ahead, it is proposed that the pump track is developed on a 10m x 20m footprint to the west of the children’s play area at Dakota Park (if facing the park from Sainsbury’s).Funding for the project would be provided by Great Sankey Parish Council with a £20,000 investment, matched by the council.To […]