York cycle circuit

A new closed-road cycle circuit in York, due to be officially unveiled this week, has helped safeguard existing sports facilities in the city thanks to the popularity of cycling.

City of York Council suggested the idea of the £1.1-million new circuit to York University as part of a project to relocate an existing athletics track to a new sports centre on university land in the Heslington suburb of the city. Officials at the university and council were impressed by the money-making potential of the facility.

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