The new £894,000 Clayton Vale Mountain Bike Trail and skills area/ pump track at the National Cycling Centre, east Manchester, will open in May 2013 (the skills area is open now)
The 10.5km mountain bike trail will have unrestricted free access and allow mountain-bikers to enjoy off road rides on a large formal network within the Clayton Vale Local Nature Reserve.
The trails will cater for varying abilities, from novice and family riders to experienced mountain bike pros. The trail will also include a run designed specifically for disabled people, a world first.
The urban setting of the trail makes the project unique, as the majority of the country’s existing mountain bike trails are situated in rural areas making them hard to get to.
The skills area and pump track, situated in Philips Park adjacent to the National Cycling Centre, will allow riders to perfect their off-road skills in a safe and controlled environment before exploring the trails at Clayton Vale.
For further information, visit: www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/p/mtb-trails-2