Biking and boarding centre opens

A NEW biking centre has opened its doors in Craigmillar.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th October 2011, 1:09 pm

Transgression Park was officially opened to members of the public at the weekend.

The facility, in an old warehouse within the Peffermill Industrial Estate, offers a place for young people to cycle, rollerblade or skateboard.

It provides a range of man-made swoops and curves for people to practise tricks.

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Doug McFadzean, co- director of the new venture, said: “Skateboarders and bikers are often looked upon as outlaws so we’re providing them with a safe place to practice their skills.

“People see kids flying about on their bikes or jumping pavements with their skateboards and they often regard them as a menace. But actually, all they are doing is playing. So we want to give them a space of their own where they can keep this slightly edgy, street-cred feel but be safe, dry and warm at the same time.”