New mountain bike track to be opened

Brierley Forest Park
Brierley Forest Park

A new mountain bike track is being opened at Brierley Forest Park as part of 20th birthday celebrations for Huthwaite’s hidden gem.

A family fun day is being held at the park on Saturday 14th June from 11am until 3pm, which will include the official opening of the new £31,000 mountain bike track.

This has been funded by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme and has been designed by students from Nottingham Trent University’s engineering department following a request from Ashfield District Council and the Brierley Forest Park Trust.

A district council spokesman said: “The students made models of their ideas for the park. The models were displayed in the visitor centre for visitors to vote on their favourite project.

“The mountain bike idea was the most popular and was taken forward. The track is well-situated on the local trails network and can be used by visitors and local residents alike.”

The track opening will take place at 12pm , near to the Brand Lane entrance to the park, followed by a bike competition.

Motorists are advised to park at Brierley’s main car park off Skegby Road.

Other activities include fishing taster lessons, plant stalls and refreshments.