Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lithgow pumped for new track

Lithgow’s new pump track has been officially opened by the Deputy Premier and State Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole, in front of a crowd of bike enthusiasts of all ages.

The official opening took place on Saturday, with Mr Toole praising the design of the pump track which had been developed in conjunction with local riders.

“Pump tracks are a worldwide phenomenon although only recently arriving in Australia,” said Lithgow City Council General Manager, Craig Butler.

“What I like about this pump track is that it can be ridden by cyclists of all ages and skill levels – you don’t need a special kind of bike to ride. Kids, teenagers, and even middle-aged dads have been riding it.

“This is a fantastic free facility, possibly the only pump track west of the Great Dividing Range and according to its builders, the biggest, best and most challenging course they have built to date. 

“The pump track, and the adjacent adventure playground are very good examples of Council’s commitment to proving contemporary, interesting and engaging facilities for its community,” he said.

Mr Butler thanked the Deputy Premier for his support in securing funding for the project through the  NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Program Round 3.

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