Cuningar Loop Bike Skills Park is a new project that launched in spring 2016. It is a new woodland park opposite to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes’ village on the banks of the river Clyne.
Funded as a legacy project the MTB facilities are part of a wider woodland park project in the Cuningar Loop Activity zone. There is a MTB skills area targeted at MTB, Dirt Jump and BMX bikes. There is a Pump Track, Balance Bike Pump Track and Beginners Skills Area and all built ensuring all levels of riders are catered for from beginners through to skilled users.
Bike Skills Park
- Four tracks: a balance track, beginners track, improvers track and pump track for advanced cyclists.
- There is a local community group, Healthy n Happy.
- Driven by Forestry Commission Scotland funding came from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund.
- The MTB skills facility is part of a wider £5.7 million regneration project to transform 15 hectares of derelict land on the banks of the River Clyde into an attractive woodland park.
- Also being built is an outdoor bouldering park (Scotland's first).
- The new woodland at Cuningar Loop will have 15,000 trees, 30,000 shrubs, 40,000 bulbs and meadow grass due to be planted along with a path network, natural play facilities, picnic areas and an amphitheatre for outdoor learning.
- It forms an integral part of Glasgow’s East End regeneration programme