Campaign launched to create community bike track in Richmond

Bike track file pic.

A campaign has been launched to create a community bike track in Richmond.

Local mum Lousie Raine has issued an appeal to find land suitable for a track in the town.

Louise said: “As a mother of three keen, young mountain bikers we often load up our car and bike rack and travel to find somewhere safe but challenging for the kids to ride their bike.

“We often drive for an hour before we find something.

“We had spent a lot of time recently at the Devil’s Toenail bike park in Harrogate. I have been so inspired by what they had managed to achieve there through a community project and would really like to create something similar locally.”

Louise and son Sammy are due to meet with Richmond mayor Cllr Bob White next week to discuss her plans.

A crowdfunding appeal has also been launched.

Regarding the appeal for land, Louise said they were looking for two to four acres of land in and around the town which they could buy, rent or could even be gifted to the community.

“All land considered but preferable conditions would be sloped, well-draining and wooded or open.

“Our proposal includes enhancing the natural environment around the trail.”

A Facebook group has been launched where people can get more information.

Click here for details.

To get in tou8ch with Louise, email or call 07513 880339.




  1. It would be great to have a road cycle track at the same location to cater to more forms of cycling. The nearest velodromes/ cycle tracks are Middlesborough and York.

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