AQW 25340/11-15

Mr Steven Agnew
Green Party
North Down

Tabled Date: 05/09/2013
Answered On Date: 17/09/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what facilities exist for trial biking; and if she plans to improve the facilities.

I am not aware of any permanent facilities that currently exist for trial biking in the north of Ireland. That said, I understand that trial biking is prohibited in many of the north’s ‘open spaces’ and, as a result, competitions take place on temporary facilities constructed on private land.
Neither my Department, nor Sport NI, an arms length body of my Department, have received any requests to improve facilities, or indeed, provide facilities for the sport.