How To Build A Pump Track – The Right Way

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We reported a few weeks back on what we thought might just be the worst pump track in the UK – a new creation in Carlisle. In looking into what Carlisle City Council had done and how they might have got things so badly wrong, we discovered plenty of examples of pump tracks being done...

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  • How To Build A Pump Track – The Right Way
  • Premier Icon Gribs
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    Any chance of making this public rather than just a members feature so it can be more widely viewed?

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    We are in the process right now with Calderdale Council and it would be very useful to be able to share this well thought out article with them if possible?

    Premier Icon mwg58
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    Visit the pump track at Hawick to see how it can end up with proper consultation with all parties involved

    Premier Icon Murray
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    Thanks, that’s an excellent article.

    Premier Icon RNP
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    @stwhannah

    Any chance of making this public rather than just a members feature so it can be more widely viewed?

    +1
    We are trying to rebuild/extend the crappy knackered tiny little ‘pump track in Whitaker Park Rawtenstall so any info like this article is mega useful but I’m the only STW member on the group.

    Premier Icon Hannah Dobson
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    Glad you all find it useful. As it’s taken me many hours – days even – to research and prepare it’s currently only available to our paying members who enable me to spend time doing this kind of work. It’s £20 for a digital only sub, or there’s even a monthly option at £2.50.

    I realise that’s frustrating for some, but I want to write stuff like this and it’s our members’ fees that let me do it, not ad clicks. Even someone that joins for £2.50 and then leaves is a better deal for us than chasing ad clicks.

    Premier Icon big_n_daft
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    We are trying to rebuild/extend the crappy knackered tiny little ‘pump track in Whitaker Park Rawtenstall so any info like this article is mega useful but I’m the only STW member on the group.

    If Tony Lund is still at LCC he will be able to advise

    I keep looking at the flat grass area and thinking grass track racing……

    Premier Icon David Donnan
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    Great article and helpful to anyone thinking about going down this road. Recently visited the velosolutions track in Hawick and was blown away by what a fantastic facility it is. It was an eye opener.

    Premier Icon malv173
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    We’re pretty lucky in Sheffield, having the incredible Bolehills, and Charnock pump track is also decent. Velosolutions have been chosen for a new track at Hillsborough Park, with work due to start later this year. It should be a great addition to the city’s riding options.

    Premier Icon brads
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    Just bought a cheap BMX so if you read about a middle aged idiot having an off at Ormistons new pump track, it may or may not be me ! lol.

    Premier Icon RNP
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    @stwhannah

    Yep fair point👍

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    big_n_daft
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    We are trying to rebuild/extend the crappy knackered tiny little ‘pump track in Whitaker Park Rawtenstall so any info like this article is mega useful but I’m the only STW member on the group.
    If Tony Lund is still at LCC he will be able to advise

    I keep looking at the flat grass area and thinking grass track racing……

    👍
    MrsRNP works at the Whitaker and has connections to RBC – Ill pass the name on.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    @RustyNissanPrairie IpswichBMX have just rebuilt their track on our nearest recreation ground. It cost £300K which they raised themselves, they are probably worth contacting for somme advice.

    It’s a magnet for the local youth who have been riding it most fine evenings before the formal opening this weekend. A good example of build it and they will come.

    Premier Icon big_n_daft
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    MrsRNP works at the Whitaker and has connections to RBC – Ill pass the name on.

    RBC know him, he managed the Lee and Crag quarry trails and the two pump tracks

    Premier Icon Barry Philipson
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    Our local one in Chopwell (Gateshead) was built by Velosolutions and is mint. See all age groups and abilities using it. Was a long and torturous road for the fundraising group, Friends of Chopwell Park, but totally worth the effort.

    Premier Icon Michaela
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    Where’s the one at Choppers?

    Premier Icon Barry Philipson
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    It’s in Chopwell Park, road access is from Marx/Lenin Terrace.

    Premier Icon powerbenny
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    This is a fab article Hannah and well worth my subscription money this month. I am re-inspired to approach my local town council and have another go at persuading them to let me attempt to organise to build a local pump track. Last time I proposed it they dismissed the idea over concerns about anti-social behaviour, but it looks like there is good evidence that these fears are misplaced. Keep up the good work and great writing – thank you.

    Though many people may be unaware, there’s an uncanny synergy to all of this…

    Mick Hannah was key to the global pump track boom

    Premier Icon Michaela
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    It’s in Chopwell Park, road access is from Marx/Lenin Terrace.

    Smashing, thanks 👍

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