New substation proves no obstacle to 'Urban in the Park' racers

Urban in Park

The high speed thrills of mountain biking return to Westmount Gardens this Sunday (3 May), giving the public a great chance to watch this exciting sport up close. Jersey Electricity wishes organisers Caesarean Cycling Club and Channel Islands Mountain Bike Association (CIMBA) every success with the event. The course has had to be slightly re-routed towards the end this year due to our on-going works on the new £14m St Helier West primary substation that will secure supplies to the north, south and west of Town.

Event co-ordinator Sean Le Breuilly has worked closely with the Parish of St Helier to agree a suitable, safe new route that will also not adversely impact on wildlife habitats, something that JE has been at pains to protect during the substation works.

The action starts with practice at 3.30pm and racing at 5pm to 7pm, with 50 cyclists tackling various existing tracks, paths and man-made structures over the 600-metre course. Sean said: ‘We are grateful for Jersey Electricity’s support and thank the parish for their help in routing the event to everyone’s satisfaction. It is sure to be an exciting event for spectators and participants alike.'

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