To raise money I am going to ride 40 laps of the track in one day. This will help make up the club's aim to collectively ride the length of the country in an effort to celebrate our 40th anniversary and raise money for new track facilities.
For the past 2 years our club has been working with the park and the council to develop a plan that will improve the BMX facility. Our plan includes a new track surface, improved drainage, a new container with more bikes, water, electricity and new pathways. It includes a better and safer start hill, some landscaping, new fence and signage.
That’s why we are raising money today. We’ve set an ambitious crowd fund target of £30K which will cover the new container and allow us to plumb in water and electricity and if we raise a little more we will be able to fill it with bikes and gear to get more children riding.
We are asking you to help us by pledging your support and enabling this club to continue growing and delivering for the community.
Total Cost £110K Broken down over 3 phases.
Phase 1 (£25K)
Track resurface. Heavy use and weather have eroded the features and the track is starting to degrade. In addition to adding new surface, some of the track features will be reshaped to improve track flow.
Improve and repair the drainage to make the track more useable, especially in the winter.
Phase 2 (£50K)
Increase storage by putting in a second container next to the start hill to hold the start gate compressor and additional bikes and safety equipment.
Bring a water and electricity supply to the container. This will help us to maintain the track and the bikes and run events more safely. It will also power the compressor which will no longer need to be lifted out and set up each time we use the gate.
Reshape and resurface the back of the start hill, the finish line and a path up to the start hill. New drains will divert water away from flooding the finish line.
Phase 3 (£35K)
Put up fencing. This will help reduce the risk of vandalism, keep dogs off the track and provide containment for when we host events (I'm afraid there is nothing we can do about the squirrel who plays chicken).
Install timing loops to bring the track up to a specification that could support regional races, and to provide coaches with data to support training.
What will we be buying?
- 270 meters of fencing.
- 200 tonnes of new track surface
- 1 new bike rack
- 1 new container
- 30 new bikes, helmets and pads
- 50 meters of timing loop wires and hardware
- 20 tonnes of asphalt
- 40 meters of water pipes
- 40 meters of electric cabling
- 6m of storm drains