A nice present for the town

Blackburn with Darwen council has announced it will be building a new pump track in Witton County Park before Christmas.

The pump track will be fifty metres long and will feature rollers and berms. It will be situated in Witton Country park 2 miles to the east of Blackburn’s town centre.

It is situated just underneath Blackburn’s Billinge Hill trails – a couple of 700 metre long, red-graded downhill runs build by Archtrail in 2010, these are also due to be improved in the near future.

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The Lancashire Telegraph reports that Borough regeneration boss Phil Riley said: “With cycling of all kinds experiencing a large growth it seemed ideal to build a pump track that can be used by people of all ages.

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“This new development is testament to our continued commitment to improving our local cycle network.

“The pump track and improvement to the mountain bike trails at Billinge Woods is part of our wide ranging support for more active travel and lifestyles.”

The track will be free to ride and open to everyone.