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Baslow and Bubnell Parish Council is delighted to announce the latest addition to the Baslow Woodland Park: a purpose-designed bike track that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

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Designed by Baslow resident, Simon Turton, and built by the Baslow Sports Field’s groundsman, David Robins, they worked closely together to deliver the course, which includes various obstacles and challenges that cater for all abilities; there are wooden steps, rocky sections, balance beams, a high ramp and partially buried old tyres.

The new bike track links seamlessly to the nature area, where there are various trails that are used by cyclists and runners alike. Linking the two areas is a new fenced track, running the length of the woodland park’s recreation area, which was also built by David Robins as part of his wider remit to maintain the woodland park.

Simon Turton, who moved to the village in 2003, joined the Parish Council’s Woodland Working Party in 2015. The remit of the Working Party, which included councillors and members of the local community, was to deliver the woodland park.

David Robins has been involved with the development of the bike track since late 2019 and has worked closely with the Working Party to create the new facility. David also maintains the woodland park site, along with on-going responsibilities on the adjacent sports field.

Commenting on the new bike track, Chris Brown, the Parish Council’s Chairman, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to deliver the new bike track and on behalf of all the councillors, would like to thank both Simon and David for all their hard work and for seeing the job through. 

“When Simon joined the Working Party he agreed to take on the responsibility to deliver the bike track and now, having overcome various challenges, we have a new addition to the woodland park that we can all be proud of.”

The Working Party has now achieved all of its objectives and is very pleased to see so many families enjoying all the facilities at Baslow Woodland Park.