At the NPDC meeting on Wednesday 14th September 2016 they adopted an amendment to the council’s Dog Control Bylaw which bans dogs from the Bell Block based Taranaki Cycle Park and New Plymouth BMX Track at Hickford Park .The amendment also included a clause for dogs to be leashed along the Coastal Walkway extension to Tiromoana Crescent – meaning that any dog along the entirety of the walkway must be on a leash (about time). The NPDC received 10 public submissions on the proposed amendment – eight submitters were in favour of the dog ban at both bike tracks, however only half of the submitters supported dogs being leashed on the extension of the walkway out to Tiromoana Cres. Deputy mayor Heather Dodunski said it was a “good, common sense decision”, which responded to concerns brought to council about the safety of the bike track users at Bell Block’s Hickford Park. Now let’s get dog’s banned from Bell Block Beach!!
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Meet at the Velodrome, Taranaki Cycle Park in Bell Block from 3.45 – 4.45 pm Tuesdays October 20th to November 24th 2015. Open to boys or girls with no previous track riding experience Year 7 and upwards. Riders learn how to safely ride a track bike (no brakes and gears) on the velodrome and through games and role play racing become skilled track riders. Bikes are supplied – riders need their own cycle helmet, full finger gloves and enclosed footwear or their own cycling shoes and pedals. Cost: $40 per rider includes track bike hire, velodrome use and six coaching sessions. Coaches are Andrew Patterson British Cycling L2 Track coach and Ruth Jarman CNZ L1 track coach. Spaces are limited – please register with Ruth firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 438252 before Friday 16th October 2015.
This Sunday, October 5th, at the Bell Block based Taranaki Cycle Park (Smeaton Road, Bell Block ) is a special ‘give it a go day’ for first timers wanting to try track riding. The day begins at 9am and runs until lunchtime. For more info or to secure your spot contact Racheal Cottam on 021 435 874 or go to: http://www.taranakicyclepark.co.nz/news.html#sthash.3lnoZNFr.dpuf