On Thursday 4th October 2018 Bristol City Council in Partnership with Access Sport opened the improved BMX track in Hillfields Park, East Bristol. The track has been improved thanks to funding from the John James Foundation, Access Sport, Sport England and Bristol City Council, with £51,000 invested into the track. The BMX track previously featured a small Pump track, but has been redeveloped with an improved pump track and new jump track developed by Architrail Velosolutions. The new track will host a newly developed volunteer led community BMX club, with coaching sessions and club development provided by Access Sport.
The track will provide a space for all abilities to ride the track, from complete beginners on the pump track to more advanced riders using the jump track. The club will be supplied with a set of specialist BMX equipment, including bikes, helmets, gloves and pads, giving them the ability to offer regular activities every week. Current sessions being delivered by Access Sport include:
- Female specific ‘BMXercise’ sessions
- Disability specific ‘Wingz’ sessions, utilising BMX bikes, balance bikes and adapted BMX bikes
- After school and open club sessions
Earlier this year L’dub BMX track in Lawrence Weston was newly re-opened after refurbishment and has been hosting weekly sessions. This is part of the overall project to create 5 BMX venues and clubs across Bristol.
For more information on the sessions please visit the BMX Bristol Facebook page