Cycle Track to be installed at Moore Lane Disabled Children Centre
By adam_leone | Friday, March 08, 2013, 11:36
Kingston Council is spending over £130,000 for a cycle track around the Moor Lane Disabled Children Centre.
The money comes from the London Marathon Charitable Trust following an application by the Council's Active Kingston Team.
It's also hoped that it'll get more people into cycling.
Subject to planning permission, the circuit will be built around the perimeter of the sports field next to the Moor Lane Children and Young People's Development Service in Chessington.
Open to schools, older people and other community groups, the track's focus will be to help increase cycling participation by disabled people, who may currently have to travel out-of-borough to enjoy cycling.
Councillor Sharon Hartley, Lead Member for Sport, said: "For a number of years now, the Active Kingston team have worked hard to bid for larger-scale monies from various charities including the London Marathon Charitable Trust."
"As a Biking Borough we have a strong commitment to build on Kingston's Olympic cycling legacy and the team should be congratulated for securing this funding in 2013.
This project is just one of the steps in Kingston Council's Olympic legacy programme, which also includes the borough co-hosting RideLondon in August 2013.
The RideLondon annual cycling festival promises to be an action-packed weekend with something for spectators and cyclists of all abilities.