Circuit Bookings are once again available to be made under current Government guidelinees
Joint Statement between British Cycling Central Region and Hillingdon Cycle Circuit User Group
Following a very productive and helpful meeting, held with Hillingdon Council on the 3rd September, this was after an accident at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on the 2nd September.
We can confirm that the following has been discussed and is in the process of being finalised with the council.
A few points have still to be finalised in the weeks to follow
As a result of the accident
Firstly, the lady involved in the accident, although going to hospital via air ambulance, is reported to be recovering well and her injuries are not as severe as first thought
The cyclist involved has not been identified but we would ask if anyone knows who it was encourage him to contact Mark Doel at
Hillingdon Council are currently carrying out a H&S assessment and report. While this is being completed, the cycle circuit is temporarily closed for public riding
Until the risk assessment is completed and contractors’ vehicles used for cutting back all vegetation by 4m is completed, is another reason for the temporarily closure
This is to allow a clearer line of sight and should be completed in the week beginning 7th September
Those hiring the circuit can continue to use it, as they must comply to the HCCUG T&C’s as well as the circuit specific Covid-19 risk assessment
To enable a safer approach for public use of the circuit the following has been agreed:
In addition to the 4m removal of all vegetation from the side of the circuit, footpaths that are overgrown shall be cleared and all of these shall then have regular maintenance to ensure they are clear
New signage shall be installed by Hillingdon Council, which shall indicate via symbols how the circuit is to be used by members of the public. This shall include a directional sign indicating an anti-clockwise directional flow. These signs shall be at least 3m from the circuit to ensure safety of riders.
A footpath from the top of the hill on Springfield Road side to the storage containers shall be built as soon as possible to allow pedestrians to keep clear of the circuit.