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Capital Works Commence at Summerhill Country Park


Following funding from British Cycling in 2021 Hartlepool Borough Council is developing a cycling hub at Summerhill Country Park which will provide accessible, traffic-free community cycling facilities and opportunities. The project is aimed at young people, families, disabled people and women, to enable them to cycle more safely, more often. The project will also support people to further develop their cycling skills in track and BMX, in partnership with several local clubs when construction is complete.

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Capital works started in February 2022 and are being carried out by Rainton Construction Ltd who were awarded the contract, following a successful tender submission.


Works will comprise of;


  • A 750-metre “free-form” tarmac, fenced and floodlit cycle track. Set on and across gently sloping terrain, incorporating varying elevations and degrees of cornering difficulty as shown within the track design, the track will be suitable and safe for riders of all ages and abilities.

  • A dedicated balance bike and learn-to-ride area, for younger people keen to learn new skills which will be sighted on the grassed area to the side of the Visitors Centre.

  • Spectator fencing, “warm up/cool down” area and improved corner banking, to enhance the BMX track.

  • 2 Secure cycle storage containers as shown below.

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It is proposed that the programme of works will conclude in May 2022; however, for this period of time parking will not be available in the middle or top car park and Summerhill Lane will be utilised as overflow should this be required. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and will share updated progress throughout the project.

You can view our Your Say Our Future project update page here

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