Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust is a registered charity established for the creation and operation of a multi-sports lakes and park in Cambridgeshire. The trust is committed to increasing access to opportunities in outdoor sports, including delivering outreach programmes which provide training and equipment for the public health benefit, and to developing the lakes in order that it will become a Centre of Sporting Excellence. The project aims to cater for both elite and community levels of sport while also providing a significantly improved quality-of-life and well-being for residents by preserving and maintaining a green space and park that caters for all interests and abilities, irrespective of age, income, gender, ethnic origin or beliefs.
Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of whom contribute their services voluntarily. Following the successful award of planning permisision for the Sport Lakes, the trust continues to be engaged in raising the necessary funding in order to start the physical works stage of the project. While this goes on the trust delivers its aims and objectives through the management of Milton Country Park and its Schools Outreach Programme.
The Sport Lakes
Located close to the centre of Cambridge, Cambridge Sport Lakes will be one of the country’s largest purpose-built sports facilities and competition venues for rowing, triathlon, BMX, cycling and canoeing. The 220-acre multi-sport outdoor centre and park offers facilities suitable for international competition while preserving essential green space for the region.
Highlights of the Sport Lakes development plans include:
- 3.2 km of quality water, connected to the River Cam and including a 2km long international standard competition course at least 100m wide.
- A triathlon facility suitable for day-to-day training and hosting all levels of competition.
- A 3 mile long cycle circuit built to international competition standards.
- Landscaped running and cycling tracks featuring hills of varying steepness and wide finishing straights.
- A combined competition and training BMX track.
- Equestrian facilities including a 2 km long cantering track.
- A lake stocked with fish for angling.
- 100 acres of wooded parkland.
- A network of cycle paths connecting to Cambridge and Milton Country Park.
- Educational and nature trails.
For more detailed information about the Sport Lakes, the aims of the trust and opportunities to help make this project a reality for Cambridge, please visit the dedicated website: Cambridge Sport Lakes
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