Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has congratulated the Kennoway Pump Track on its official opening last weekend on Saturday 16 July.
The Kennoway Pump Track project, championed and led by Gavin Harrower, had its official opening day last Saturday which was accompanied by a range of activities.
The project was awarded £75,000 of Scottish Government funding by Sport Scotland from the Cycling Facilities Fund. This funding invested in the new state-of-the-art cycling facility built in Kennoway.
The new track replaces the old outdated BMX track situated at the Sandy Brae community centre and is the first Velosolution asphalt track built in Fife.
Championed by Gavin Harrower, the new pump track will provide wheeled sports including bikes, skateboards, inline skates and scooters with a fun and challenging facility.
Commenting, the MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth said:
“I am pleased to welcome the new Kennoway Pump Track facility in Mid Fife and Glenrothes, which will be an excellent addition to the local community.
“This new facility will help to train a new generation of cyclists and will help raise awareness of the sport locally.
“I was delighted to see the Scottish Government support this worthy project with funding, which will provide a state-of-the-art facility for cyclists across Fife and Scotland.
“This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Gavin Harrower, as well as the support of the local community.”
• The project has raised cash through a crowdfunder alongside being successful in securing funding from Scottish Cycling Facilities Fund and local area budgets, as well as receiving contributions from Technip FMC in Dunfermline and Velux in Glenrothes.
• Find the announcement of the funding here: www.britishcycling.org.uk/scotland/article/20210917-scottish-cycling-news-First-nine-projects-receive-Cycling-Facilities-Fund-investment-0
• Please find attached a photo of Jenny Gilruth and Gavin Harrower at the site of the pump track.