If you are one of the thousands who head to the Sky Lane cycle track around Suvarnabhumi airport every day you will be disappointed to hear that from 11th April it will be closed for 7 months for a major revamp.
The operators of the track, Airports of Thailand and Siam Commercial Bank, announced Wednesday that the main 23Km long track and amenities, including parking, will all be upgraded to world standard.
When the SKy Lane re-opens in mid-November it will boast an additional lane for bikers, a bike bridge to connect with parking at the airport, a first aid station, a rest stop, a track for runners plus a bike centre with a food court and shops for bike repairs equipment.
The revamp comes following a surge in popularity among cyclists in the city for the Sky Lane. Estimates put around 3,000 bikers using the track on weekdays with a whopping 10,000 using it in mornings and evenings on Saturday and Sunday’s.
An event will be held on the weekend of April 8-9 before it’s seven month closure.