The Planning Stage.

NOTE: There is no track available to ride at the moment.

The Idea

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n January 2018, Tom Durham of Collective Trax wrote the first consultation on the case for a mountain bike track at Bat's Wood. Tom is an expert in the field of track design and wrote up his findings that indeed Bat's Wood could be an excellent site for a mountain bike track. In December 2018, a follow-up, updated consultation was made. And finally, after a lot of work, we have by the end of October 2019 finished the design. Here with quantities, likely costs and many of the helpful details we need, we are super excited to present:

The Track Design (click here)

In December 2020, we received an encouraging response to our pre-planning application:

The Pre-planning Response (Click here).


The Support

In the Spring of 2019, Bat's Wood entered and won £5000 from the Community Lead Improvements for Methil and Buckhaven (CLIMB) Fund which, through participatory budgeting established that the idea of a community bike track rings true with local people. It was a close thing, and pupil Jack Drummond gave a cracking speech to win the money for the project.

Now Tom has been invited back to complete a fully costed design for the best 

The Design

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We want an epic bike track!

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The bike track will have:

A Beginner's Loop.

A Singletrack Loop.

A Flow Trail.

A Technical Section (Red)

There will be something for everyone!

Full details will be published here soon.

Note: the building in the satellite photo was demolished in 2015. There are no buildings near Bat's Wood.

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