Youngsters raise £1500 for Ellon Wheel Park
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Some of Ythan Cycle Club's youngest members have smashed their fundraising target in a bid to bring dreams of an Ellon Wheel Park to reality.
The YCC Quines and Loons (juniors) cycled circuits of Gordon Park for half an hour on Saturday morning, and in this time they were able to accumulate 282 laps equating to more than 100 miles cycled by members as young as six.
Some of the older Quines And Loons will be repeating the event this weekend in hopes of boosting the total even further.
The group hoped to raise £1000 to cover the costs of a feasibility study which would help to get Ellon Wheel Park off the ground.
The study will then be able to support funding applications to bring the wheel park to life.
To date the youngsters have raised over £1500, with donations still coming in.
Over the years there have been various discussions by different groups about bringing a skate park to Ellon, however Ythan Cycle Club have made the decision during the pandemic to push forward and try to make it a reality.
The proposed wheel park would feature a skate park and BMX area, a mountain bike pump track and a safe cycle circuit and would be open for all cyclists, skaters and scooterists.
It is felt that the development would be a great asset for the community, both by offering new activities for local young people and attracting visitors to the town.
Anybody wishing to donate can do so online at: https://gofund.me/44443014.
To keep up to date with Ellon Wheel Park you can check out the Ellon Wheels Pump Track/Cycle Track/Skatepark Facebook page.