TAMWORTH'S Northern Inland Centre of Sporting Excellence is officially off and running.
A big group of little athletes and keen cyclists hit the new facilities with the race to complete the first stage on the project finnaly run and done.
Mayor Col Murray described the day as a "milestone in our development as a city".
"I'm very proud to say our current council continues a great tradition of ... doing what Tamworth is very good at: getting the rubber on the road," he said.
"I'm really proud of our council and its ability to deliver this word class projects."