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Works near completion on new Summerhill Cycling Hub


The construction of a new 750-metre cycling track at Summerhill Country Park has been completed.


It has been designed to provide accessible, traffic-free community cycling facilities and opportunities for people of all ages and cycling abilities.


The “free-form” tarmac track is fenced and floodlit and built on gently sloping terrain. It incorporates varying elevations and degrees of cornering difficulty.


Two secure cycle storage containers have also been installed on site.


In addition, a dedicated balance bike and learn-to-ride area is being created on the grassed area to the side of the Summerhill Visitors Centre for younger people to learn new skills and should be completed in September.


The project has been made possible by funding from Sport England on behalf of British Cycling and Hartlepool Borough Council.

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Testing of its accessibility has taken place in June and July with British Cycling and Manilla Cycling Club, although other clubs and groups are able to now hire the facilities. In addition the track will be open to members of the public from the beginning of August and a full programme will be publicised within the Visitors Centre at Summerhill, on social media - facebook, twitter & instagram - and via the like below.

Click here to view the programme. 

Please note the programme will change on a weekly basis over the summer holidays following further consultation; therefore please check in advance.  

Also, an official opening is now expected to take place in September, on a date to be confirmed.

You can view the risk assessment for the track, completed by British Cycling, here

For more information on the track including pricing contact (01429) 284584 or e-mail

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