Sir Chris Hoy rides the Odd Down Cycle Circuit

Access the cycle circuit at a Go by Bike supervised session

These sessions are all about getting more people cycling and enjoying the sociable experience whist getting a little fitter.  

Please check the Go By Bike webpage for all session times and details


News:

Tour of Britain to make first visit to Bath this September.  Read more...

Save the Date - Cycle Fest 14 is coming to Odd Down on 12th July.  www.bathnes.gov.uk/cyclefest

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Sulis Scorpions youth training: Saturdays 9:00 - 11:00.  To find out more go to: www.sulisscorpions.org.uk

Wheels for All inclusive cycling sessions: Saturdays 11:00 - 13:00.  To find out more go to the Wheels for All web page

How to Book the Circuit

To book the circuit please contact Sport and Active Lifestyles on 01225 396429 or email getactive@bathnes.gov.uk

Hire Costs

B&NES Cycling Clubs £40 per hour or £200 per day
Non-B&NES Cycling Clubs £50 per hour or £250 per day
B&NES Schools/Youth Sessions £10 per hour or £50 per day
Private Schools/Academies £20 per hour or £100 per day
Other not for profit Sports Hire, ie athletics, duathlon, etc £70 per hour or £350 per day
Corporate Hire £100 per hour or £500 per day

 

Champion cyclist Dani King MBE is the queen of Odd Down Cycle Circuit

The Olympic and World Champion cyclist Dani King MBE officially opened Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Odd Down Cycle Circuit on Saturday 13 July.

Cutting the ribon at Odd Down Cycle Circuit

Following in the tracks of Sir Chris Hoy – who toured the 1.5km closed-road circuit in June – Dani signed autographs and chatted with visitors as she kicked off a day of fun for all the family.

In the first couple of months since it opened (May-June) a total of 83 sessions have been booked at Odd Down Cycle Circuit. More than 1,000 visits have been made by cyclists – including pre-schoolers, members of British Cycling’s Junior Olympic Talent Programme and cyclists with a range of disabilities using adapted bikes from the Council’s Wheel for All scheme.

Dani King MBE, the London 2012 Olympic Champion and three-time Team Pursuit World Champion/World Record Holder, said: “It is fantastic news that the cycle circuit is now open. When I was first getting into the sport, I was lucky enough to have a facility like this close to where I lived, and it played a huge role in my development as a cyclist. With so many young people being inspired by the success of British athletes, in ten years’ time Odd Down Cycle Circuit may well be hailing future Olympic champions!”

Dani was joined at the official opening by local rising cycling stars Bethany Taylor (14) and Sophie Taylor (13). The Keynsham sisters, who go to Wellsway School, are already making a name for themselves in cycling and have their sights on the next Olympics in Rio. Both girls are South of England 2012 road race and cyclocross champions in their age groups and have been picked to represent the region at the national track and mountain bike championships, where they will compete against the best in Britain.

The Cycle Circuit is the first phase in the planned redevelopment of the whole Odd Down site, which will include a new 3G Astro Pitch, improved pitches and new changing facilities.


Odd Down Cycling Circuit statement from the Council and British Cycling

Odd Down Cycling Circuit has been specifically designed to introduce and develop opportunities for cyclists to train at all levels – as such the Circuit is unlike other cycle paths in the area which are used for general recreation. Although we welcome all ages and abilities to the Circuit, we need to ensure that it is used in a safe and controlled environment, for the benefit of all.  Read full statement in documents section.

Bath & North East Somerset Council and British Cycling are working with cycling clubs across the district, including Bath CC, VC Walcot and Somer Valley CC to ensure they can make full use of the new circuit, along with the formation of a new youth cycling alliance club for Bath and North East Somerset.


Location:

The cycle circuit is part of the Odd Down Playing Fields, off Bloomfield Road/Chelwood Drive BA2 2PR

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.362&lon=-2.3739&zoom=17&layers=M

Odd Down Map


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