Plans for Lincolnshire Wolds Cycle Park, about 26 miles east of Lincoln, have now been submitted to the area’s district council and the proposal is open to the public to comment on.
Upon completion, the cycle park in Hainton Estate aims to bring the area significant economic and environmental benefits.
Kevin Smith, who runs Focus Rides and will operate the site near South Willingham, said:
“The Lincolnshire Wolds is the perfect spot for a cycle park that will be the only one of its kind in the wider region. There are many passionate off-road cyclists across the county, but there isn’t a single purpose-built facility to cater for them within Lincolnshire’s borders.
We’ve engaged a professional trail building company to design and build the park, which will benefit everyone.”
The completed park would include a cross-country and cyclo-cross course, mountain bike trails ranging from blue to black in difficulty, a learn-to-ride pump track, adaptive trails and a skills area and dirt jump facilities. It will also benefit from a cafe and a bike hire.
“The park will promote a healthy and active lifestyle, and the site we have identified provides the perfect mix of excellent undulation while avoiding any significant visual impact on the surrounding area,” Smith added.
The proposals for the park have been submitted by Louth-based Lincs Design Consultancy (LDC).
LDC’s Director Daniel Sharp said: “The project proposals have been developed following extensive public and statutory consultation and have been led by a thorough team of specialist consultants.”
“The proposal will provide a significant ecological and biodiversity net gain as proven by the specialist consultants’ reports. The trail itself will be incredibly low-impact – all features will be constructed with soil from the site and dressed with fine limestone, and the carbon footprint of the build will be offset by the planting of native species of trees, grasses and wildflowers on the site.”
Those wishing to comment on the application can do so on the East Lindsey District Council website.
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