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New cycling tracks opened at Fewston Reservoir
1:45pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Local news
An action-packed new mountain bike track has opened near Fewston Reservoir.
Yorkshire Water has spent about £20,000 creating the 1.2 kilometre route on its Beecroft Plantation.
Packed with bumps and jumps of varying difficulties – along with ‘chicken runs’ for those who want to avoid the obstacles – the course was designed using advice from local riders.
Free to use, it is now part of the wider, nine kilometre cycle network in the Washburn Valley.
Catchment and recreation manager for Yorkshire Water, Geoff Lomas, said: “We’re always looking at new ways to ensure there’s something for everyone at our reservoir sites, whether that be breathtaking walks, horseriding, fishing or wildlife spotting.
“Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, so it made sense to look at what we could do to support those customers who have an interest in the sport.
“We used experienced mountain bikers to help us develop the action-packed trail, which offers something for everyone, regardless of your ability on a mountain bike.”