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£160k funding package set to save Preston Park track

£160k funding package set to save Preston Park track

British Cycling agrees to provide most of funding to remedy defects at historic Brighton track British Cycling has agreed a funding package that should help secure the future of the country’s oldest cycle track, Preston Park in Brighton, closed for competitive cycling since early last year due to safety concerns.

Following a series of meetings with Brighton & Hove City Council in the intervening months, the governing body is pledging most of the £160,000 required to remedy the defects at the 579-metre track, opened in 1878.

The governing body says (link is external) it will be funding the works through a grant of £110,000, with the balance of £50,000 coming via planning applications under section 106 agreements.

British Cycling coaching, education and development director John Mills said: “Preston Park provides an excellent, traffic-free cycling facility, which is of great value to the people of Brighton and the wider South East Region.

“We are delighted to have agreed a partnership funding package for the work which will see this track return to full operation in the spring.”

Warren Morgan, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, commented: “This announcement is excellent news for the cycling community.“The Preston Park velodrome is a much loved […]

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