A new junior learn-to-ride bike track at Twickenham Avenue Reserve, in North Kellyville

SAFETY FIRST: Former mayor Yvonne Keane and former deputy mayor Robyn Preston at last week’s learn-to-ride opening.
SAFETY FIRST: Former mayor Yvonne Keane and former deputy mayor Robyn Preston at last week’s learn-to-ride opening.

A new junior learn-to-ride bike track has been opened at Twickenham Avenue Reserve, in North Kellyville.

Former mayor of The Hills, Yvonne Keane, joined former deputy mayor Robyn Preston to open the new facility on September 7.

“I am so proud to deliver our first-ever learn-to-ride bike track in The Hills,” Ms Keane said. 

“This wonderful facility is intended for young children and provides a fun environment to learn all the basics, as well as to build young riders confidence.

“The track incorporates everything you would expect to see while riding your bike along your local streets, including pedestrian crossings, stop signs and roundabouts.

“I’ve been working behind the scenes to make these special places possible and I am so happy to see these tracks finally come to fruition.”

Cr Preston said the learn-to-ride track also promoted active play.

“Facilities such as these learn-to-ride tracks are a practical way we can educate avid riders at an early age, while promoting the health benefits of active travel,” she said.

“I know some parents feel nervous about letting their children ride their bikes on busy pathways and roads, but this is one way kids can keep fit and healthy.”

An expansion of the facilities is also under construction near the bike track with a playunit incorporating two slides, a swing set, basket swing, bubbler and a picnic shelter with seating.

Another pathway has been added to the overall park design and can be used by avid walkers and scooter riders.

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