The bike trails are closed due to improvements taking place on the Jubilee Playspace.
Works are expected to be completed by the end of May/beginning of June.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Diamond Jubilee bike trails and Jubilee playspace will be closed week commencing 25th April 2022 for improvements to be carried out at the Jubilee play space. The closure, timed so the playground and bike trails remain open for the Easter holidays, is expected to last throughout May. Subject to good weather, the play space equipment improvements are scheduled for completion just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The spoil displaced from the play space improvements, will be moved to the bike trails in the area on and behind the starting platform. Thats where you come in...
Want to help look after the bike trails? Our aim is to have an active user group of adults and younger people taking ‘ownership’ of the bike trails so that we can use the new dirt to make changes to the current trail design
How can you help? Get in touch with the Clerk if you would like to submit ideas and we can offer help and support. We would love to hear from young peoples but please do note that if you are a minor, we will need parental/guardian consent to communicate with you.
Meanwhile whilst the site remains open, please follow the site guidance and use instructions:
Advice for use
Please do not alter the shape or design of the jumps. To keep the jumps safe to use the Parish Council is maintaining the current ‘set’ design (see notice board on site for map).
- We require all users and spectators to maintain social distancing whilst using the bike trails, and adhere to government rules on social distancing.
- Users and spectators must not interfere with any closure measures. If the bike park is closed then this will be for a good reason. Do not endanger yourself by breaching closure measures.
- Observe all instructions displayed on site.
- If the area is too busy then please leave and return at another time.
- Wash your hands regularly; before use and after you have finished. Use hand sanitiser often.
- If the jumps require repair please report this to the Parish Council office (Contact Us)
- Do not remove the spoil earth to help maintain the jumps yourself.
- The spoil earth should not be used as a jump. Its location makes it unsuitable for this purpose and we keep it fenced off for this reason so do not remove the fence please.
- The layout of the site may not be altered without the permission of Martlesham Parish Council. The reason for this is that we aim to try and manage the risks associated with use of the site and rearranging the jumps may increase those risks to an unacceptable level.
- A range of runs are available with jumps all of which accommodates various levels of ability. Any change of the layout would usually include an independent re-assessment of the area. If you feel the area does need reconfiguring then do get in touch and we will consider any proposal which might improve its appeal to users.