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Gallery: Redbridge Cycling Centre opens after £300k improvement works

PUBLISHED: 14:31 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:31 12 March 2015

The Mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin, Cllr Wes Streeting, Murdo White, 12, Lexie White, 14, London Marathon Trustee Peter King and other members of the RCC at the official launch of the major improvements that have been made at Redbridge Cycling Centre (RCC)

The Mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin, Cllr Wes Streeting, Murdo White, 12, Lexie White, 14, London Marathon Trustee Peter King and other members of the RCC at the official launch of the major improvements that have been made at Redbridge Cycling Centre (RCC)

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Major improvements to Redbridge Cycling Centre were celebrated yesterday (Wednesday) after work was completed.

A ceremony was held at the centre in Forest Road, Hainault, to officially launched the transformed centre, six months after Redbridge Council purchased it from the Crown.

Work has been carried out to install floodlighting of the top circuit, so the site can remain open later during the winter months.

There has also been a cut-through introduced to make the track easier to navigate for novices, younger and disabled riders and a new four-lane BMX track.

The council bought the site in August with a £309,000 grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Cllr Wes Streeting, cabinet member for leisure and wellbeing, said in August: “Redbridge Cycling Centre is a well-used and popular facility in the borough. The investment we’ve secured guarantees the long term future of the centre and we hope the new facilities will encourage people of all ages – particularly disabled people – to visit the centre to learn to cycle or to improve their skills.”


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