With the help of Northumberland CC and Friends of Gallagher Park the Sita Trust has granted over £24,000 to the first phase of development of mountain bike facilities in the park. Work is already underway to plan the works which will see a MTB skills loop, a red and black downhill route as well as signposting/landscaping to reduce the risk of other park users colliding with bikers. This is great news for the club and for users of the park.
The Barnesbury was instrumental in winning the recent national competition which saw Gallagher Park win the most votes in the "love my field" competition which was announced at the recent awards ceremony at Lords Cricket Ground, London.
Stephen McIntosh from the club said "This will help develop the MTB activity to include downhill coaching and competition in the park and start the first phase of the MTB development plan designed earlier this year."