We are well on the way to building a 1km floodlit cycle circuit in Linlithgow, for all to enjoy. This will give everyone in West Lothian and beyond an opportunity to access a safe, traffic free cycling environment. Alongside the cycle circuit there will be a pump track, athletics facilities, plus a skatepark. A map of the facility is below;
A pre-planning application was submitted to West Lothian Council at the end of May, and the Trust is seeking views during the 12 week consultation period until the end of August. There was good attendance at the public consultation event on 22nd June at Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre where our Development worker, Pamela Barnes, answered questions and listened to views. 34 responses were submitted at this event which are helping to inform the detailed planning application being prepared for later this year.
In February West Lothian Council’s Executive Committee agreed to take forward the negotiations to lease the Kettilstoun Mains site to Linlithgow Community Development Trust to create outdoor sports and leisure facilities, starting with the West Lothian Cycle Circuit. The Council Executive also agreed to capital funding of £312,000 contribution to the cycle circuit. LCDT is working closely with council officers and other stakeholders to progress the lease and planning application, whilst working hard to raise the additional money the project needs.
How you can help
We are always on the look out for volunteers to help us keep this project moving forward. If you are interested in participating please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The overall fundraising goal for the project is to raise £681,000 by December 2017. As part of this we need to raise £25,000 locally to make the circuit a reality. To donate please visit our JustGiving page or click on ‘Donate’ below.
Fundraise for us
Is there an event you could participate in, or a challenge you could do to raise funds for the West Lothian Cycle Circuit? We’d very much appreciate the support! Click on ‘Start Fundraising’ below to get started.
Pictured below, West Lothian Clarion Club members present councillors Tom Kerr, David Tait and Tom Conn, and MP Martyn Day with a ‘wheel of words’ made by members of the youth section. The wheel of words represents the club, its membership and its place in the community, and is displayed in the Linlithgow Burgh Halls. Each ribbon is inscribed with a word describing what the club means for each of the cyclists.