SCOTS locals have welcomed the arrival of a brand new £1.25m neighborhood outside biking circuit, which opened on Sunday.
Minister for Social Care, Psychological Wellbeing and Sport Maree Todd opened the West Lothian Cycle Circuit in Linlithgow amid a ten 12 months imaginative and prescient from the area people.
Linlithgow Group Improvement Belief (LCDT) has created the circuit to assist each skilled cyclists and the area people.
Sir Chris Hoy, Katie Archibald and Ben Rowlings, amongst others, have supported the venture.
The 1km traffic-free, tarmac circuit made up of 4 loops is fenced and floodlit for protected all 12 months spherical use.
Funding for the circuit got here from the Biking Services Fund from Sport Scotland and Scottish Biking, West Lothian Council and a spread of exterior funders.
The circuit is being supplied as a coaching facility for athletes coming to Scotland for the 2023 UCI Biking World Biking Championships this August.
Nonetheless, the circuit can be supposed to be a brand new cornerstone for the neighborhood, with weekly ‘drop-in’ classes obtainable for locals.
Maree Todd mentioned: “With just a few months to go till the 2023 UCI Biking World Championships, it’s nice to see the Biking Services Fund proceed to contribute to a long-lasting lively legacy, serving to folks to enhance their bodily, psychological and social well being by way of biking.”
Carole Racionzer, chair of LCDT, mentioned: “We’re actually excited to be welcoming skilled cyclists to Linlithgow however equally thrilled the area people can have this distinctive asset to assist folks studying to cycle and to cycle safely.”
The circuit is now open for particular person drop in classes, membership use and organised actions.