More than a year after opening, the first organised activities have now taken place on a new pump track in south Bristol.
The open access track offers a wide range of lines, berms, rollers and jumps that can be ridden by riders of all ages and abilities.
The track is open for the public to use recreationally and will also become home to new volunteer-led community cycling club, Hartcliffe BMX Club.
Access Sport’s first organised activity on Hartcliffe Pump Track gave young people from the local community the opportunity to use a BMX, learn to ride the pump track, and increase their cycling skills and confidence.
Access Sport development manager, Lucy Fisher, said: “We are delighted to see this excellent facility in Hartcliffe being used so regularly by all ages, abilities and wheeled sports over the past year.
“We hope this facility will be a brilliant asset for the local community and will continue to inspire local people to get on their bikes and get active.
Bristol City Council’s sports & physical activity development manager, Guy Fishbourne, said: “Providing the opportunity and environment for residents of all ages and abilities to be physically active, this new facility will not only help people lead active and healthy lives but also the opportunity to get involved in voluntary work to support the exciting new Hartcliffe BMX Club.”
Ruth Miller, British Cycling lead cycling delivery manager for the southern regions, added: “We are working really hard with Access Sport and Bristol City Council on the ground, through local relationship building, outreach sessions and engagement events, to ensure that this facility is really accessed and loved by the local community.
“We are also working to help identify, train, nurture and develop a new cohort of coaches and leaders at the site to help embed a new club and give it the best chance to thrive.”
Main photo: Access Sport
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