Proposed Moffat Pump Track

Dumfries & Galloway Council working with Moffat & District Community Council and the Moffat Community would like to receive your views on the formation of a Pump Track within Hope Johnstone Park.

Funding has been secured from Community Wind Power Holdings Ltd of £100k with a further £25K having been secured through funding from the Holywood Trust.  Therefore, there is a total funding package of £125k which would fund Option 1 below.  If  Option 2 were to be the favoured option by Moffat Citizens, then a Community Group would need to be formed in seeking the additional resources required.

What is a Pump Track?

The Pump Track is designed to help users learn good bike control, as it will consist of a narrow-looped path with a series of undulating and banked curves. The track is also aimed at beginners with flat sections to encourage people to take up cycling. The track is a facility for the communities of Moffat and Beattock and will be freely accessible to everyone. The facility is primarily intended for use by two-wheeled bikes.

The track will be constructed using all weather, low maintenance, long lasting Asphalt. The track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to generate speed. The overall size of the pump track is further intimated in the two options detailed below.

The layout will differ from that of Annan and the proposed track in Lockerbie to provide alternatives to those who may wish to travel and use similar facilities. 

Have your say

There are two options for consideration. Find out more and give your feedback at an in-person event on Wednesday 27 March between 1pm-7pm at Moffat Town Hall.

A survey is available online that closes on 29 March and can be accessed below:

Paper copies are available from Moffat Town Hall, Moffat Library, and Moffat Town Hall Community Shop.

Page last updated: 12/03/2024
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