Work on a new world-class cycling facility at Doncaster Dome has been completed and it opened to the public on 27 September 2019.
The site at the rear of Doncaster Dome has been transformed into a modern cycling area and includes a high quality cycle circuit designed to provide recreational and competitive routes as well as the chance for the whole family to cycle together without being on the road.
The 1km-long, 6m-wide circuit has been made possible thanks to the Places to Ride fund and will be part of the lasting legacy the UCI 2019 Road World Championships bring to the country. The event took place in Yorkshire in September and the Women’s Junior Road Race and Men’s U23 Road Race started from Doncaster Dome on Friday 27 September.
Prices, times and booking
For further information on times, prices and to make a booking please visit www.dclt.co.uk/cycling
The cycling circuit:
- is closed from traffic to create a safe environment for cyclists
- includes a learn to ride area for children and young people
- is ideal for beginners right through to elite racers
- features a cobbled climb as part of a regional specification race circuit
- cements Doncaster as a cycling hub
- builds on Doncaster's cycling legacy which has blossomed in recent years thanks to hosting world-renowned cycling events
- encourages more people to get into sport, get active and have a healthier lifestyle
The Doncaster Council project has been made possible thanks to a significant cash injection from the Places to Ride capital grants programme.
The programme is a commitment from the UK Government, through a unique partnership between British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). To find out more information visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/placestoride
Doncaster Council’s in-house construction team was the principal contractor for the scheme, with local firm Derek Lewis Ltd carrying out most of the civil works.
The circuit is operated by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust who run Doncaster Dome and other leisure facilities across the borough.