A DAD and his 8 year old son are desperate to save a cycle track which he says is "vital."

Jason Ayres who lives near Charity Brook Park BMX track in Evesham, uses it regularly with his sons Ollie, 11 and Jamie, 8.

Jamie took his bike to the path recently and discovered a sign attached to the gate that read: "This cycle track has now come to the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced or removed. In order to make the right decision for the future we need to know more about the way this facility has been used and decide if a replacement is really needed. If you would like to contribute to this consultation and tell us about your views please go to the website and answer a few simple questions.

Your help in this matter would be much appreciated. The consultation will be available until end of January 2019. Until a way forward has been decided the track will be closed as it is not in a safe condition to be used. Wychavon District Council."

Jamie was very concerned about this and encouraged his dad to start a campaign to get as many people as possible to take part in the survey in an attempt to save the bike track.

Mr Ayres said: "We live close to Charity Brook Park. There are not a great deal of safe places to cycle in Evesham so this little track is a real treasure and we use it all the time as do many of the other neighbourhood kids. It's great fun and I think it's absolutely vital that we don't lose resources like this.

I also use it, (it's not just for kids) because I write full time for a living from home so it's very handy to have somewhere I can nip out to grab a bit of exercise during the day."

To contribute to the survey visit smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Cycletrack