The site of Cyclopark is on the old re-routed A2 road near Gravesend. The redundant A2 route between Pepperhill (suburb of Gravesend) and Marling Cross (near Cobham) was developed into a safe pedestrian, cycle and equestrian route, which also passes Cyclopark, linking it to National Cycle Route 1.
Construction of Cyclopark began in January 2011 and took approximately 10 months, with the site opened officially in early 2012. Funding was provided by Kent County Council, Sport England, the Colyer-Fergusson Trust, British Cycling and the Homes and Communities Agency. It is situated in the area covered by the Thames Gateway development plan.
In 43 ha of landscaped parkland, the Cyclopark facilities include:
- 6 km of off-road trails (graded to provide separate routes for different abilities)
- a 2.9 km long, 6 m wide tarmac circuit (capable of being extended to 5.3 km)
- a 340 m BMX track
- children's playground
- skate park
- Big New Cycling Centre for Kent, Bike Radar, 21 December 2010, http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/big-new-cycling-centre-for-kent-28742
- Southern Area BMX Championships http://www.cyclopark.com/16/section.aspx/13/South_East_Championships
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