The new bike tracks at Wythenshawe Park The long-awaited cycle hub at Wythenshawe park is set to open this Saturday, September 24. The hub, which includes a pump track, woodland trails, a learn to ride area and a family trail has been under construction since february.
The state-of-the-art hub was made possible by receiving funding as part of the £1.55 million revamp awarded to Wythenshawe Park by Manchester city council and Sport England’s Places 2 Ride fund.
The opening of the hub will be celebrated with an official opening on Saturday, which is open to residents and local councillors. The day will include activities and workshops, including family sessions and demonstrations between 10am and 3pm.
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The council hopes that the new cycling hub will encourage more people to get cycling, and will allow for people to enjoy the sport in a safe, traffic free environment. Meanwhile, cycling lessons will be available at the hub as well as access to free cycling facilities.
The cycle hub is just part of the revitalisation ongoing at Wythenshawe Park as Wythenshawe Hall reopened last week , following an arson attack in 2016. Similarly, a £20m bid to transform the civic centre of Wythenshawe has been submitted to the government.
Councillor John Hacking, Manchester city council’s executive member for skills, employment and leisure, said: “I’m pleased that Wythenshawe Cycle Hub has been completed and is ready for residents to enjoy. […]