In early March 2013, The Southbank Centre unveiled designs for a £120 million redevelopment of its Festival Wing that revealed their plan to transform the iconic Southbank Undercroft skate park into retail units. The Southbank Centre proposes to relocate the revered and popular skate spot further down the river.Read More
Daniel Mintz from iBikeride.com is driven by the desire to extend off road cycling to urban cities so it is available to a new generation of riders regardless of socio economic or ethnic background. He believes this project would achieve this as well as aid in getting more people into sport, reduce youth crime and if positioned smartly deliver social regeneration as well as significant economic regeneration to poverty areas in London due to the employment opportunities it would create.Read More
A community run sustainable mountain bike and BMX bike park is a simple concept. As an example imagine if every borough in London had a multi disciplined bike park in at least one of its parks.
A section that allowed for a dirt racing track (like a mini four cross or BMX racing track) with jumps galore or a pump track with rollers and berms or a skills area with shore and boulders and logs, or maybe all of the above. Imagine it was council approved but with the collaboration of the best of the biking world organisations and designers and with local stakeholders and community groups running it. What if it was open from dawn t’ill dusk 365 days a year. What if it was free and open to all regardless of age or ability.Read More
Do you cycle in the Surrey Hills?
Did you know that your ability to enjoy this area is under threat? Europa Oil & Gas wants to put a 35m high drilling rig in woodland in the Leith Hill area, in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a much loved spot for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers, attracting 600,000 visitors every year.Read More