British Cycling is pleased to welcome another new facility with a 1.5km closed road cycling circuit having opened at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham at the beginning of September.
The new circuit has been part funded by British Cycling along with a contribution from Sport England’s Iconic Facilities fund.
It will provide a focal point for cycling development within the city and across the region, offering a high-quality competition and event programme along with opportunities for all levels of cyclists, from beginners to elite riders, seven days a week.
A range of development courses will be run on the circuit throughout the year to teach vital road skills and help cyclists improve their technique - including specific sessions for women and girls.
British Cycling has also been working closely with Nottingham City Council and local cycling clubs with plans in motion to set up a Harvey Hadden Circuit Race League starting in summer 2016.
British Cycling’s coaching, education and development director, John Mills, said: “We’re delighted that this new circuit is now up and running. It is an excellent facility that once again highlights British Cycling’s commitment to creating new opportunities for people to cycle.
“Over two million people now ride their bikes at least once a week in this country. Having facilities like this available to the public ensures that new people are introduced to the sport all the time and hopefully we’ll see that two million figure continue to rise.”
Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, Cllr Dave Trimble, said: “The new cycling circuit at Harvey Hadden is a fantastic community facility and strengthens our ambition to transform Nottingham into a true cycle city.
"We’re pleased to have so many clubs on board and hope that it will inspire the next generation of cyclists, whether it’s for fun, fitness or competition.”
Coaches from British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme will be at the cycling circuit to provide free junior taster sessions on Saturday 12 September as part of the official opening celebrations. For the full programme visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/harveyhadden.