New bike track for Merseyside

£400,000 facility for cyclists of all types

Litherland Sports Park in Sefton, Merseyside, UK is celebrating the opening of a £400,000 cycle track.

The new track, which will be used by the Liverpool Mercury Cycling Club and is open to all, was mostly funded through a £360,000 grant from Sport England's Community Club Development Programme.

Liverpool Mercury Cycling Club is working towards British Cycling's Go-Ride Clubmark status, and will make racing opportunities available for anyone between 8 and 16. The club aims to develop membership and participation by disabled riders, as the centre is home to Sefton's 'Wheels for All' providing bikes and equipment for people with special needs. Also, young people on the Positive Futures programme, which offers alternatives to anti-social behaviour, will get the opportunity to get involved in the sport.

Litherland Sports Park is home to over 25 local sports clubs and is well-used by residents and schools.

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