Brixton BMX Track

by David Chambers in London, England, United Kingdom

£250

£1,000 target 15 days left
25% 6 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th November 2021 at 9:14pm

Improve Brixton BMX track to help our community's kids. For our youth riders to prosper at this exciting time in BMX we need your help.

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 to1633636515_1633126101_and_they_are_off.jpgday.   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.

Project 

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.

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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

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

11 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward

Adult Track Taster Session at Herne Hill Velodrome RRP: £20 website: https://www.hernehillvelodrome.com/

£25 or more

8 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward - Highres digital artwork.

Highres digital artwork. View the artwork on our project Overview (bottom of page) This is a stunning montage of black and white imagery, capturing the track from many angles.

£30 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£30 Reward - Big Fish Little Fish family ticket

Big Fish Little Fish family rave. Family (up to 5 people) ticket RRP typically around £45 https://www.bigfishlittlefishevents.com/ When the crowdfund ends you will be contacted by email with instructions and a voucher to redeem directly at BFLF. Useable against any event (as long as not already sold out) where BFLF is running the box office. This reward has no expiry date.

£50 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£50 Reward - Bicycle Nation - Basic Service RRP£65

Keep your bike happy and safe. Includes Bolt check Frame & fork clean Wheel truing in frame Derailleur Hanger Alignment & True Drivetrain Lubricated (As Required) Wheel Hubs And Bearings Adjusted Bottom Bracket Adjusted Headset Adjusted Spoke Tension Adjustment Brakes Set Up/Adjusted Gears Set Up/Adjusted Tyres Inspected For Wear And Inflated Test ride

£30 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£30 Reward - BMX Coaching session with NM Coaching

An hour of 1-2-1 coaching with our head coach Nathaniel Martin from NM BMX Coaching. Need extra help with your manuals or jumping? Grab your chance to focus in on a specific area of riding or racing technique in a one on one focused session with our head coach.. https://www.instagram.com/nmbmxcoaching/?hl=en

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward - Brixton Cycles - Tune Up RRP£40

Tune Up (Basic) This service is perfect if your bicycle is in good condition and the parts are still healthy. It includes the following: - Wipe down the frame and fork to check for cracks - Re-adjust brakes & gears to ensure they're working properly - All nuts and bolts tightened to the correct torque - Pump up tyres to correct PSI - Lubricate drivetrain

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward - Brixton Cycles General Service RRP£80

This is the most popular service that BC offer. It includes - Wipe down the frame and fork to check for cracks - Re-adjust brakes & gears to ensure they're working properly - All nuts and bolts tightened to the correct torque - Pump up tyres to correct PSI - Lubricate drivetrain - Deep clean of the bike and drivetrain - Inspection of the bottom bracket to ensure no excess wear or creaking - Truing of the wheels in our wheel truing jig

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£120 Reward - BrixtonCycles Senior Service RRP£145

The senior service is the creme de la creme of the service packages, and offers absolutely everything: - A full strip down, degrease and regrease of all parts/components, including a full bike clean - All components deep-cleaned by hand, with parts washer where appropriate - Major wheel true in our wheel jig - Re-calibrating your gears and brakes - Tightening of all nuts/bolts to the correct torques - Tyres checked and inflated

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