West Lothian Triathlon backs the West Lothian Cycle Circuit with a Donation of £500

West Lothian’s biggest triathlon club has made a donation of £500 to the West Lothian Cycle Circuit.

The Linlithgow Community Development Trust is leading the ambitious project to build a 1km, traffic-free tarmac cycle circuit for everyone to enjoy. This project aims to provide an exciting range of supported cycling sessions for people of all ages and abilities from across West Lothian.

The circuit will be fenced and floodlit for all-year-round use and will provide a safe cycling environment for beginner to elite cyclists.

West Lothian Triathlon has a thriving junior section. From its launch in 2012 the aim of the club has been to encourage participation and fun for all its athletes.

Alan Dickie, Club President, said “West Lothian Triathlon is delighted to support this project as it is a great opportunity for our local club and the area further afield to learn and progress both cycling and running skills in a top class, safe environment. We look forward to using the facilities and hopefully hosting events here”.

Fraser Falconer of the Linlithgow Development Trust, said “We are very grateful to West Lothian Triathlon for supporting the project at this crucial stage; it’s great to get support from such a variety local sports clubs”.

West Lothian Triathlon’s donation sits along side 13 other clubs who have contributed to the campaign: Peebles Cycling Club, West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club, Falkirk Junior Bike Club, Falkirk Bicycle Club, Kinross Cycling Club, Livingston Cycling Club, Edinburgh RC, Deeside Thistle Cycling Club, Ythan Cycle Club, Dunfermline Cycling Club, National Clarion Cycling Club, Grampian Tigers Youth Cycling Club and North Cheshire Clarion Cycling Club.

Thank you Stirling Bike Club and Wallace Warriors

Stirling Bike Club have donated £1000.00 to the fundraising campaign to build the West Lothian Cycle Circuit.

We’re incredibly grateful for this generous donation from one of Scotland’s largest clubs.

Stirling Bike Club has gained a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most active bike clubs in the country, with over 380 members.

Wallace Warriors are the junior section of Stirling Bike Club and helped pioneer youth coaching in Scotland. The Warriors are active in all cycling disciplines and have been awarded British Cycling Clubmark status. Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections.

Steve Moore, head coach at Wallace Warriors said “Having coached extensively at the recently built Fife Cycle Park and several dedicated cycle parks in England, it is clear that the progress of youths and adults in a safe, controlled environment can be quite spectacular. The professional, interesting and animated presentation that Matt Ball gave us at a recent committee meeting, confirmed to all that this was a venture that Stirling Bike Club and the Wallace Warriors had to support. The Cycle Circuit will benefit not only the cycling world but many other community sports and pastimes.”

Fraser Falconer, Chair of Linlithgow Community Development Trust said “We are so grateful to the cycling community for supporting our project, getting the backing of a large club like Stirling BC is a boost to our campaign to get the Cycle Circuit built. We look forward to members of the club riding the circuit when it is finished.”

Stirling Bike Club’s donation sits along side 13 other clubs who have contributed to the campaign: West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club, Falkirk Junior Bike Club, Falkirk Bicycle Club (Tom Anderson Fund), Kinross Cycling Club, Livingston Cycling Club, Edinburgh RC, Deeside Thistle Cycling Club, Ythan Cycle Club, Dunfermline Cycling Club, National Clarion Cycling Club, Grampian Tigers Youth Cycling Club, Peebles Cycling Club and North Cheshire Clarion Cycling Club.

Thank you Peebles Cycling club

Peebles cycling club (PCC) have donated £500.00 to help build the West Lothian Cycle Circuit (WLCC). We are so grateful for the generous donation from the Borders based club, Thank you.

Club chair Chris Gilfillan says “After the very professional, interesting and enthusiastic presentation that the WLCC team gave, it was obvious to all that this was a venture that the PCC had to support. The Cycle Circuit will clearly benefit groups within the cycling world and beyond.”

Matthew Ball, board member of Linlithgow Community Development Trust says “It’s a massive boost to get support from Peebles Cycling Club, and added to the donations made by 12 other cycling clubs shows a determinations from the Scottish cycling community to see our project realised.”

PCC is a family oriented and progressive cycling club promoting a wide range of cycling opportunities for all in and around Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

Peebles Cycling Club’s donation sits along side 12 other clubs who have contributed to the campaign: West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club, Falkirk Junior Bike, Club Falkirk Bicycle, Club Kinross Cycling Club, Livingston Cycling Club, Edinburgh RC, Deeside Thistle Cycling Club, Ythan Cycle Club, Dunfermline Cycling Club, National Clarion Cycling Club, Grampian Tigers Youth Cycling Club and North Cheshire Clarion Cycling Club.

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High-viz on site!

We’re so excited to see exploratory drilling taking place at the site of the West Lothian Cycle Circuit, so that chemical testing can take place. Over the last few months a number of surveys have been completed place as part of the development process.

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Our new animated promo released #Letsbuildit

Our new animated promo showing the location of the cycle circuit has been launched

Imagine riding along the West Lothian Cycle Circuit, gaining confidence and developing your skills on a world class facility.

After our amazing crowdfunding campaign lockdown slowed our progress but we’re still just as determined to complete our amazing facility and get more people active.

The cycle circuit will be the perfect place for all the new cyclists who swung their leg over a bike during lockdown and want to continue to enjoy the their new sense of freedom.

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Thanks to Alan at Images Above for filming the drone footage