Here on Westpark we are very lucky to have a purpose built, expertly-designed bike track, built in 2007.
This is no ordinary dirt track with a few mounds of earth piled on top. Keen BMX and mountain bike riders have used their skills and years of experience to create a track which is accessible to beginners, but challenging to more practised riders too.
Open to bikers young and old... But particularly beloved by teenagers looking to improve their skills.
Community organisation 4Motion Darlingtonrun coaching sessions at the track and have set up a club. They have the bikes and all the kit you need if you don't have it yourself and the coaching sessions are run by a British Cycling qualified coach. To find out more go to www.4motiondarlington.org.
And keep an eye out for the Westpark Cycle Races. This event was held for the first time in July 2012, and welcomes both experts and newcomers.