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£3.7m Knightswood BMX facility on track for European Championships

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November 14 2017

£3.7m Knightswood BMX facility on track for European Championships
Work to deliver an Olympic standard BMX track on former playing fields in Knightswood Park has got underway as Glasgow City Council gears up for the 2018 European Championships.

Sister facility to a similar venture in Cathkin Braes Country Park, which will be extended, the track will play home to the Western Titans BMX Club and will include starting ramps of up to eight metres for advanced riders as well as a learner’s track.

Both facilities have been brought forward after the city was awarded the rights to host the European Championships next year when 4,500 athletes will descend on the city for ten days of competition.

Depute council leader David McDonald said: "The venue will be at the heart of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships - the biggest sporting event to be staged in Scotland outside of the Commonwealth Games. Bringing together some of the continent's leading sports, these Championships will celebrate an exciting new chapter in Glasgow's long and illustrious sporting history."

Floodlit the facility will include its own conveniences and changing facilities as well as a meeting room and car park when complete by late Spring.

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