Work on a new world-class cycling facility at Doncaster Dome has begun and will be complete in autumn 2019.
The site at the rear of Doncaster Dome is being transformed into a modern cycling area and includes a high quality cycle circuit designed to provide recreational and competitive routes.
The 1km-long, 6m-wide circuit has been made possible thanks to the Places to Ride fund and will be part of the lasting legacy the UCI 2019 Road World Championships bring to the country. The event takes place in Yorkshire in September and the Women’s Junior Road Race and Men’s U23 Road Race will start from Doncaster Dome on Friday 27 September.
For more information go to: UCI Road World Championships come to Doncaster
The cycling circuit will:
- be closed from traffic to create a safe environment for cyclists
- include a learn to ride area for children and young people
- be ideal for beginners right through to elite racers
- feature a cobbled climb as part of a regional specification race circuit
- cement Doncaster as a cycling hub
- build on Doncaster's cycling legacy which has blossomed in recent years thanks to hosting world-renowned cycling events
- encourage more people to get into sport, get active and have a healthier lifestyle
The Doncaster Council project has been made possible thanks to a significant cash injection from the Places to Ride capital grants programme.
The programme is a commitment from the UK Government, through a unique partnership between British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). To find out more information visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/placestoride
Doncaster Council’s in-house construction team is the principal contractor for the scheme, with local firm Derek Lewis Ltd carrying out most of the civil works.
The circuit will be operated by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust who run Doncaster Dome and other leisure facilities across the borough.