- Derby Road circuit and MTB Skills course, planning support needed
Planning app is currently in (link above) and coming under some strong, organised opposition from bird and nature groups as it skirts round the edge of a local nature reserve (which happens to be on a business / industrial park, next to the football stadium,park and ride site, near a busy road and railway, so not really that peaceful at the moment not to mention being an old toxic waste dump)
Some support from any local (or non ocal that may travel to the velodrome) cyclists may be helpful,
it will be located next to the Velodrome that’s being built so will provide (along with the National Level BMX track 5 mins ride along the river in Alvaston Park and the BMX/Skate Park 5 mins the other way on Bass Rec)) a facility for safe track, road, MTB and BMX cycling in the middle of the city not to mention somewhere for cycle tuition for the kids
The bird issue is disappointing but across the river is a similar area, only a small part of the reserve will be used and I cant imagine any long lasting effects if the reserve has blossomed so well under current circumstances, surrounded by noise and human interaction
Planning app 12/13/01465 if above link doesn’t go directly there
Comment form here (hopefully) – https://eplanning.derby.gov.uk/acolnet/planningpages02/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPSESSION=%7B%5B%2A%21273221372128243C2A3D312079202E623B3B37363D3D352B2238373C7977747876677E170D1E0F0F02166F172B21356B7D160222210D2E2322363C310A2B282927313D3036082E3C227F072B2D3F342B1B322022213A080A72616070707C7678797660017562122B3C203B2A2A070573786A6575767873777B6060%21%2A%5D%7DPosted 4 years ago
I dunno all I know is what I can see on te planning app but looking at the site plan the MtB bit looks like a short loop with berms, jumps etc there is also another smaller loop looks like it could be a pump track
I imagine its more a facility for teaching groups basic skills rather than anything too technical but even that would be great in my opinion if I can take the daughter down and ride in a safe environment
I don’t think it was on the original plans, just the road course so nice to see it now added
If your local have you seen the new pump track that’s been built in Osmaston Park?Posted 4 years ago
(Behind the police station)
Pics and vid on the Cycle Derby Facebook page, looks pretty good,wobbliscottMember
Is the pump track on ossy park brand new? Last time I went through there was about Octoberish and there was a scruffy track with a few bumps but not what I would describe as a pump track. I think there would be a bit of pedalling needed between the bumps. Has this been rebuilt recently?Posted 4 years agofr0sty125Member
I can’t believe I missed this!
The consultation period is finished but it will be really important to continue to lobby the council over this.
One of the best ways to do this is to send this guy a message.
This project really needs the support of the cycling community to go ahead.Posted 4 years ago
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