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Work is underway on a fantastic new free facility for cyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters and scooter users of all ages in Wallasey’s Central Park.
The new “pump track” will allow children and young people to exercise and build bike handling skills in a safe environment, away from traffic.
The pump track is a continuous circuit of banked turns and features that don’t require pedalling and can be used in different ways to suit all ages and abilities, from complete beginners through to experienced riders looking for a challenge.
It is being built in the sunken former rose garden which was chosen because of its visibility and accessible location in the centre of the park. During the current works, visitors to the park are being asked to keep away from the construction area.
Developing the pump track is a key part of the Liscard Town Centre Action Plan and is aimed at providing activities for young people.
Work is due to be completed by the end of March and more information about its opening will be released soon.
Funding for the pump track was secured in 2020 from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayoral Town Centre Fund which was created to improve the vitality and viability in and around the region’s town and district centres.
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