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New Wythenshawe Cycle Hub in manchester

Development of the new Wythenshawe Cycle Hub has officially begun!

The Hub, located in Wythenshhawe Park, will be a free to access space based around the current athletics track area of the park and will act as a safe space for both new and seasoned riders to develop their skills and confidence in a traffic free environment.

Wythenshawe Cycle Hub will feature the creation of a traffic-free cycle facility for families, including a learn to ride area, skills zone, pump track, woodland trails, and family trail. A total of £1.55million is to be invested into the new park infrastructure, made possible following a successful application process by Manchester City Council to the Places 2 Ride Fund.

Councillor Rabnawaz Akbar, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, explained his feelings that the Hub "is a brilliant investment from both Manchester City Council and Sport England, via the Places to Ride programme. Parks and public spaces are important for local communities and the development of this cycle hub is a great scheme.

“The council are dedicated to encouraging more cycling in and around the city. The Wythenshawe Cycling Hub is a good starting point to get more people on their bikes and to help people improve their confidence in a safe area. We hope that cyclists of all abilities and ages enjoy the park and the facilities available- I can't wait to go down!”

The Hub will also help create opportunities for existing on-site partnerships such as Simply Cycling and Nacro to extend their offer to the community. Robert Pickering, Lead Cycling Delivery Manager for the Northwest at British Cycling, has spoken of his delight that “British Cycling is delighted, that through the award offer from the Places to Ride programme alongside the joint and significant investment from Manchester City Council, an exciting range of new cycling facilities is being built in Wythenshawe Park, Manchester.”

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