Motocross project shifts up a gear

PLANS for a motorcycle track in Mid Bedfordshire have moved a step closer. For the past year the MX Youth Project has been formulating plans to build a £100,000 track for young motocross riders. This Saturday the group will meet at the Labour Club in Bigg

PLANS for a motorcycle track in Mid Bedfordshire have moved a step closer.

For the past year the MX Youth Project has been formulating plans to build a £100,000 track for young motocross riders.

This Saturday the group will meet at the Labour Club in Biggleswade to thrash out many of the items that so far have not been resolved including legal problems and funding for the ambitious project.

They are now launching an appeal for funds and hope to have that in place before planning permission for the track is submitted to Mid Beds District Council, possibly in November.


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Since the project was launched last year the whereabouts of the planned track has been kept a closely guarded secret for fear of public objections.

But now that a farmer has agreed to sell land near Langford to the group, project organisers believe there should now be nothing to bar the track being built as they also have the backing from the police.

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"We hope to have funding in place by Christmas and if we get planning permission in November we could start building the track in the New Year," said project co-ordinator Ken Lynch.

"Our biggest hurdle to the whole project is getting planning permission but I am hopeful there will be no objections.

"On Saturday members of the group will be meeting to discuss the track design and the specifications which will all be left to the youngsters who will be riding their machines on the track.

"This is their project and we want to listen to what they want. Nothing will be done without the approval of the youngsters."

Mr Lynch says the exact site for the four and a half acre track could be revealed before plans are submitted in November.

"I went to the site at the weekend and from where I stood I could not see a house.

"The police know what we are doing and they are 100 per cent behind us. Now we just need the backing of Mid Beds District Council.

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