New trail centre for Lee Quarry?

Lee Quarry, Singletrack’s local trail centre (and site of the Shimano Singletrack Weekender) has been steadily developing over the past few years. First it expanded into Cragg Quarry, then gained a new pump track and skills area, used by the British Olympic MTB Team no less. The Council owned trails are set to develop even further with money earmarked to develop even more quarries in the area.

Lee Quarry in sunshine

However, the one thing that’s been lacking has been a place to get refreshments and respite from the wind, rain and, less frequently, burning hot sun.

That’s set to change, as Rossendale Borough Council are currently looking for someone to develop and operate a ‘trail head centre’ at the entry to the quarry at Futures Park in Bacup. As well as being a focal point for the 30km plus of mountain bike trails, the centre will also service visitors to the numerous rights of way that converge in the area.

If you’re ‘suitably experienced’ in developing this sort of thing then you should get in touch with Stephen Jackson to discuss the details of the project or get a detailed information pack. Should you prefer paper, then send a letter to:

Stephen Jackson, Head of Health, Housing & Regeneration,
Rossendale Borough Council,
The Business Centre,
Futures Park,
Bacup

OL13 0BB.

Tel: 01706 252404;

If you’ve not sampled the spectacular and rugged delights of the Lee Quarry trails then maybe you should think about entering the ultimate all-round mountain bike event, the Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender on the 14-15 July. More information can be found on the Classic Weekender homepage.

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