Local bike enthusiasts can now enjoy revamped facilities at Rothley off-road bike track, thanks in part to a donation from Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry.
The project to improve the track started several years ago after the BMX type undulating circuit at Fowke Street, Rothley, became overgrown and dilapidated.
Rothley Parish Council wanted to improve the facilities so engaged with a local cycle track enthusiast to clear the site and completely redesign the course.
In order to create a network of pathways in and around the track, the parish council contacted Tarmac for a donation of materials.
The track was officially opened on Saturday 28th May.
Cllr Steve Mitchell, from Rothley Parish Council said: “It’s great to see the completed project after everyone’s hard work and support.
“We are very grateful to everyone who worked together to make this project a success.”
Rob Lees, operations manager at Mountsorrel Quarry, said: “We are always keen to support a diverse range of community projects around the quarry, so when we received the request from Rothley Parish Council we were keen to support.
“We hope the community in Rothley, and the surrounding villages, enjoy the new and improved facilities.”
The bike track has been dedicated to Scott Mason, a local man who originally devised the idea for the track but has unfortunately since passed away.
The project was also supported by The Hames Trust, a local charity, which aims to improve village sports facilities.