Huge new cycling facility in Cornwall gets green light as part of Tour of Britain legacy

The £7million state-of-the-art hub will feature a road circuit and a BMX track, and could bring big events to the area

The Cornwall Cycle Hub in Newquay
The Cornwall Cycle Hub in Newquay
(Image credit: Cornwall Council)

A huge new cycling facility has been given the green light, as part of the legacy of the Tour of Britain start in Cornwall. 

The British stage race made its first visit to Cornwall in its 17-year history, as the peloton set off from Penzance on stage one. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.