Fundraising for Brixton BMX Track

by Zahara and Adam Fundraising for Brixton BMX Track in London, England, United Kingdom

£373

£500 target 13 days left
74% 15 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 10th November 2021 at 1:30pm

We are raising money to restore and upgrade the BMX Track in Brockwell Park

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We first stumbled across the BMX Track in Brockwell park when Zahara was 3 years old. Zahara was fascinated with the "flying bikes" and pretty soon was riding the track herself.  One day in September a couple of years ago the track hosted an open day with Access Sport. That was the day that Zahara first tried a BMX bike and the day I got back on a BMX after a 30 year break. Pretty soon after we had joined Brixton BMX club training sessions and were looking for bikes for ourselves. Two years on I am volunteering with London's oldest BMX club as club secretary.

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We are really lucky to have an open track that is accessible to the public in a public park. It is an amazing facility that is well used by both Brixton BMX club and the wider community. 

But it does need some TLC. Heavy use and occasional misuse means wear on the track surface, combined with heavy rain and drainage problems at the site have degraded the track surface and some of the features. We would love to see races hosted at Brixton but at present the track does not have the facilities required to host a regional race. Events like races and open days are a great way to draw more young people into sport and having it visible in a public park makes that much more effective. 

The planned upgrades include resurfacing, drainage improvements, fencing to keep dogs (and quad bikes!) off the track all of which will be appreciated by all users. Other improvements like an extra container with power, moving the compressor, more equipment and bikes and water supply to clean the bikes will help the club develop more riders coming into the sport. More details on the upgrade works, the history of how and why Ken Floyde founded the club in 1981 and a picture of British Silver medalist Kye Whyte, starting out age 3 over at Brixton BMX Track.

Brixton BMX clubs 40 years old this year. Please sponsor us as we ride 40 laps of the track each as part of the club riding the equivalent distance of Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for the track repairs and upgrades. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

16 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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