RAF Coltishall is within the fabric of Norfolk history. It has seen many changes over the years and means so much to so many people within our county and beyond. At Pedal Revolution, we have been working hard with the landlords, Norfolk County Council, to bring life back to the site and create Europe's longest traffic-free road cycling venue. We passionately want to support the heritage of the site and continue to evolve how local people enjoy such an iconic landmark in the heart of our county.
PedalPark aims to bring an innovative and vibrant new lease of life for a new generation to appreciate the site's history and build it a new and inspiring future. Cycling is the UK's fastest growing sport, it is family and socially inclusive and a key weapon in the NHS's fight against our obesity crisis. Whether you cycle to compete, to get fit and feel great or just to enjoy leisure time with friends and family, PedalPark will offer you a safe and engaging and challenging proposition.
When we originally signed our first agreement with the landlord back in December 2015, we were given the expectation that PedalPark would be open by the spring, This slipped to Summer and now we regretfully have to announce that 2016 has been lost because of frustrating delays and snags in the process.
The current picture is:
The sticking points are now:
So we are frustratingly close to pulling off this ambitious plan. We are on the verge of creating something amazing.
What can you do to help? Wish us well, keep your fingers crossed and make sure your local Norfolk County Council member is aware of your support for this community venture. It will be great business for Norfolk County Council, great for cyclists and a great opportunity for creating positive community outcomes at a site that will remain part of Norfolk's proud heritage and a firm part of its exciting future.
You can find out who your local councillor is and how to contact them.
Cycling is now, according to Sport England, the UK's fastest growing sport attracting people of all ages and abilities. The team behind PedalPark team have created transformational community outcomes by engaging, inspiring and enabling inactive individuals and families to participate in cycling and unlock the benefits of an active lifestyle and facilitating a long-term behaviour change.
The team have also provided the backbone of the local grassroots cyclesport coaching and racing programmes and created Norfolk's biggest locally organised cycling event - the Tour de Broads which now attracts riders from all around the region and across the UK.
Cycling has become a mainstream recreational, leisure and sports activity in the UK and with focussed facilities, innovative engagement projects and a full programme of high quality events now is the time to invest in facilities and create a destination venue for recreational, leisure and competitive cycling in the heart of Norfolk.
The vision for PedalPark is to create a high-quality sports and leisure facility that is unique to our region. It will offer grassroots riding, training, coaching and competition to raise and sustain participation levels across a wide range of ages and ability levels. It is not all about competition, PedalPark is also integrated into the traffic-free Norfolk Trials routes and has a myriad of progressively challenging traffic-light routes radiating out into the splendour of North Norfolk and Broadland and unlocking hidden treasures and familiar tourist attractions.
If you would like to read more about the PedalPark vision...
Download the PedalPark Brochure
Last update: 26/08/16 v6.0
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