May 26 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, May 20, 2012
43 hectare Cyclopark has a world-class cycling and running track, a championship-standard mountain bike track, and an international-level BMX track
A mass cycle ride will mark the official opening of Europe’s largest cycling park next weeked.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the event on Sunday, May 27, at the 43 hectare Cyclopark near Gravesend, which has a world-class cycling and running track, a championship-standard mountain bike track, and an international-level BMX track.
There is still time to register for free to take part in the mass cycle ride organised by Sky Ride by visiting www.goskyride.com/SkyRideCity.
The ride starts at 10am, but it is not the only thing to take place at the park.
Other attractions on the day include the Kent School Games cycling final, the South Region BMX competition featuring more than 400 riders, and the Gravesend Cyclopark 10K race.
Kent County Council cabinet member for environment, highways and waste Cllr Bryan Sweetland, said: “Cyclopark is a fantastic new attraction for Kent that will attract hundreds of thousands of people – from dedicated cyclists and athletes to families looking for a great day out.
“By careful development of the site we have been able to include a wide range of exciting and state of the art facilities.
“In addition to the world-class track, mountain bike and BMX cycling facilities, we also have a skate park that was designed and built by well known specialists, a football/basketball pitch area, a children’s adventure playground, and an attractive café providing great refreshments.
“There are few facilities of this standard in the country. Opening before the Olympics, we expect Cyclopark will draw thousands of visitors, bringing tourists and their cash, to help regenerate this part of Kent.”