Council offloads off-road fun park

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A POPULAR motorcycle track on the outskirts of Doncaster is up for grabs as the local authority tries to save money.

Budget cuts approved this week by Doncaster Council include a projected benefit of £36,000 a year by off-loading the running the Carcroft Motorpark.

Now Doncaster investors are being offered the chance to run the off-road riding venue and there is said to be considerable interest in it.

The number of potential bidders is not being disclosed for reasons of business confidentiality.

Doncaster Council is seeking to rent out the motorbike park as an investment opportunity for residents and businesses in the town.

The track is one kilometre long and is suitable for motorbikes and quad bikes. There is also a 200m long training track for beginners and juniors.

The site is surrounded by trees and shrubs and included in the rent are toilets and a shower block as well as a temporary office.

The fenced-off secure site is less than a mile from Adwick train station, making it accessible for non-car users.

South Yorkshire Police have been regular users of the park as a way of tackling anti-social behaviour by distracting young people from illegal off-road motorcycle riding which has caused problems on many estates around the borough.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Customer and Regulatory Services said: “This is a good opportunity for business-minded residents to invest in a worthy enterprise within Doncaster.

“The motorbike park at Carcroft is a popular visitor attraction and we hope an investor recognises the potential for profit at the park.”