Track set to host more events

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OPERATORS of a motocross track are applying for planning permission to expand the number of events they can run.

Clyde Thompson, the owner of Enduro UK motocross track between Witham-on-the-Hill and Castle Bytham, is applying for retrospective planning permission for change of use for the site along with the retention of porta cabins and earthworks.

The application also includes expanding the use of the track for 24 events during a 12-month period. It will be considered by South Kesteven District Council in October.

On September 22 the track is opening to cyclists for the first time with a mountain bike and BMX track day.

The family fun day will include a free bouncy castle, barbecue and the use of the 2.5km track, with categories for riders aged 16 and over.

The first 50 riders will go free.

Mr Thompson said: “The track has been running successfully for eight months now and has seen a regular influx of BMX riders from all over the UK.

“The idea to host a fun day for mountain bikes and BMX is to create a local event and show different uses of the track.

“We only use the track once a month for motocross and it seems a shame that there is a track sitting dormant for the rest of the month.”

He added said: “We want to get youngsters off the settee and away from their video games culture to do something active.

The track is fully graded.

There will be medals for winners of each event and a cash prize for winners.