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New bike trails part of £1.8m Lochore Meadows park upgrade

Lochore Meadows Country Park Image copyright Fife Council
Image caption The bike trails are part of an £1.8m investment at the park

New bike trails are being created at a country park in Fife as part of a £1.8m investment.

A new visitor centre, golf club house and pavilion are also being built at the Lochore Meadows Country Park.

The current bike trails are only accessible by experienced mountain bikers.

It is hoped more people will be able to use the new trails, including vulnerable groups from schools and the local community.

Councillor Mark Hood, chairman of the Cowdenbeath area committee and Fife Sports Partnership, said: "The bike trails should be completed and ready for people to enjoy by the end of March.

"We're set to have a fantastic network of trails that will be a real asset to Lochore Meadows.

"This work builds on the success of one of Scotland's biggest bike clubs, the Meedies Bike Club, and is testament to the strong partnership working they have with the Outdoor Education Centre in the Park."

The bike trail project was given £69,0000 from the sportscotland Legacy Active Places funding of £69,000 which also gave £83,000 towards the golf club house project.

Mr Hood added: "As one of Scotland's top free visitor attractions and one of the most visited attractions in Fife, it's great to see this investment being delivered for Lochore Meadows Country Park.

"Collectively these projects will improve the visitor experience and deliver even more sporting opportunities at our much loved 'meedies'."

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