Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government and Sports Scotland that West Lothian Cycle Circuit in Linlithgow will receive £636,011 funding to develop an accessible and inclusive 1KM cycle loop.
The West Lothian Cycle Circuit will be a world class facility for the whole community giving everyone in Linlithgow and beyond the access to a safe, traffic free cycling facility. The circuit will include a 1km, tarmac traffic-free circuit which will be floodlit for all year use and made up of 4 loops that are fenced in. It will be available for individual drop in sessions, club use and organised activities.
Fiona who was instrumental as a Government Minister in securing the first ever UCI World Cycle Championships in Scotland which had all cycle works championships taking place in one country at one time said;
“ When I was the Government Minister for Events I was instrumental in bringing the first ever UCI World Cycling Championships with all competitions taking place at the same time in the same country to Scotland in 2023 and this has unlocked major investment in cycle circuits and facilities like this. The fantastic Linlithgow Community Development Trust and the Clarion Cycle Club plans for a cycle circuit which will serve West Lothian and beyond, is one of the first such announcements – it’s great for Linlithgow and it’s great for cycling.
“I had previously hosted a meeting at the Linlithgow Leisure Centre bringing together potential founders to see the site and hear about the plans and I am delighted that the hard work of the Linlithgow Community Development Trust and others involved has paid off and they can get on with the construction of the cycle circuit.”
For further information, see the below release from Sports Scotland: