Wychavon’s new £2 million cycling hub is now open to the public. Evesham VeloPark, based on the site of Evesham United FC off Cheltenham Road, was officially opened at the end of October but until recently has only been available for club bookings while systems and software were tested. Anyone can now book online to use the park which includes a 1km closed road circuit and a pump track with a unique mogul area.
There is also a learn-to-ride area with street markings to help children and adults build confidence before heading out onto a real road. Hourly slots cost between £4.50 for juniors and over 65s and £5.50 for adults, while the learn-to-ride track is free when not being used for lessons. The park can also be hired by clubs and for private events. Visitors need to bring their own bikes and helmets must be worn.
The project was part-funded by a £500,000 grant from Sport England and British Cycling with the rest coming from section 106 sports infrastructure funding. This is money provided by housing developers to provide new sports facilities in Evesham. To book the park visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/ eveshamvelo