£650,000 cycling circuit completes

A 1km closed road circuit for cyclists in Hull has been completed.

The £650,000 track, located next to Ennerdale Leisure Centre, which is the only facility of its kind in East Yorkshire and provides training space for experienced amateur road-racing cyclists as well as newcomers to the sport.

The all-weather circuit, which includes a number of loops as well as straights, has been built on land previously used as outdoor sports pitches which frequently flooded.

PBS Construction was appointed by project funders Hull City Council and British Cycling, the sport’s government body, which brought in Lincolnshire firm Specialist Surfacing to complete the bespoke surfacing works.

Specialist Surfacing managing director, Scott Morse, said: “As we saw with the many public road improvements made around Yorkshire in preparation for the Tour de France, the surfacing for cycle tracks must be precise and flawless and so we used laser controls for the paving machine and tracers following piano wire.  The completed job was immaculate.”

The track was officially opened with Double Paralympic cycling gold medal winner Adam Duggleby.