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  • British Cycling Announces New Plans for BMX Freestyle
  • Premier Icon identitizombie
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    British Cycling has announced its new long-term plans for growing BMX freestyle following the Olympics. Aimed at a grassroots level, their plans inclu …

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    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    Are they going to stop the shit concrete Skateparks being built that have been popping up over the past 10 years.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Did anyone else notice when Dani Rowe was extolling on the BBC how well the British cyclists had done at the Olympics, that she completely missed the MTB gold?

    Probably accidental but did fit the usual BC trope of completely overlooking anything that isn’t the velodrome 😂

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    I remember in the early 90’s taking a 4hr round trip to buy 20min BMX VHS tapes.
    Skateparks were very sparse then there was a slight boom but all metal crap park that were just dangerous. I remember talking to a councilor about a concrete park and he just shrugged “they’ll only smash it with hammers”. Seems thing are finally moving in the right direction.

    Also the park built buy the Olympic committee for training is up for transfer, free but you have to run it as a public skate park and the rent alone is nearly £750000/ year.
    Good luck with that.

    Ok so read the article, above might be bobbins but seems plusable.

    Can we have an old biffer rolling around the park session? I must drive past asylum nearly everyday.

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    @bigdean Last I heard asylum had very restrictive opening on the “Olympic training ramps”? I might be wrong. It’s not somewhere I go to pay too much attention.

    Rent for indoor skateparks is massive. They have to be lucky and find a declining industrial estate where no one wants to rent the units.

    Premier Icon spev
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    Or in the case of Swansea, make it so you cock up the process of granting permits etc to UPGRADE the EXISTING skatepark (thats generous, its a metal ramp thats been there for 20 years) allowing local rich bellends to get it stopped (our outdoor skatepark in waiting). Or,in the case of a local transferring his park from nearby Llanelli to a unit in Swansea (Fforestfach) had his change of use refused (still ongoing) on the spurious excuse that ” we want leisure facilities to be nearer the city centre” , fine if they can find a unit large enough and cheap enough.
    Obviously if you have enough money in your back pocket you can stop skateparks or open a large store (currys,tesco etc) wherever the hell you want and get your rates discounted for a long period but don’t try a provide a needed facility whatever you do.
    Im not angry about it no.

    Premier Icon spev
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    to be clear, Swansea City Council planning and legal departments made two huge obvious errors during the planning and land transfer stages allowing a high court to rule against it. I’m no conspiracy theorist but its valuable land that would/could be sold for a large sum to someone like the bloke that owns Trade Centre Wales to build a giant bond villain-esque carbuncle masquerading as a house opposite the existing skatepark so he can complain about the skatepark.

    Nope, still not angry

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    ^Speak to Rob Ridge about counsel / skatepark politics. Local counsel (in particular parish) are ridiculous.

    Premier Icon qwerty
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-58123990.amp

    Demolishing our local indoor skatepark for the land to sit idle for decades.

    Premier Icon tomcrow99
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    Had a great session a few days ago down at the Source indoor BMX/skate park in Hastings. So much fun and some really young kids absolutely shredding. Rented a bike and now seriously tempted to buy one for my local outdoor park (Livingston, Scotland)

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    We tried getting a pumptrack built a few years ago, Peterlee town council didn’t want to know as there’s already a really shit concrete skatepark that’s really shit. Tried to explain the differences to blank/glazed-over expression on the faces of the duffers in the council. Gave up. Meh.

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    Rented a bike and now seriously tempted to buy one for my local outdoor park (Livingston, Scotland)

    You have an excellent skatepark there plus not to far to arguably the best skatepark in the UK (unit 23).

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