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£4.5m cycle track and sports pavilion planned for Leeds suburb

£4.5m cycle track and sports pavilion planned for Leeds suburb

Project would need to be completed by October otherwise funding would be at risk There are plans to develop a new 1.6km asphalt closed road cycle circuit near Leeds. The University of Leeds is looking to team up with UK Sport and British Cycling to develop the £4.5m facility with hopes that the work could be completed by October.

The Yorkshire Post (link is external) reports that land on the university’s Bodington playing fields near Adel, north of the city’s ring road, has been earmarked for the project, which would also see Bodington sports pavilion refurbished.

Rob Wadsworth, Head of Sport at the University of Leeds, said: “The University of Leeds is committed to sporting excellence and to opening up its facilities for the benefit of the public and this cycle track is a big part of that. “We excel at cycling, our students are consistently at the top of their sport in the UK and the proposed track has the backing of key sport and cycling bodies. “We look forward to meeting elected representatives and local residents to explain the plans and answer any questions they may have. Arrangements for a community consultation session are currently being finalised.” […]

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