- Pump track in/near Brighton?
There is a snazzy looking outdoor pump track in Poynings, it looks well made, but is in someones (rather large) garden. More likely a local rider persuaded their parents to let them build it, but I’ve no idea how you get a go on it. Go drinking in the Royal Oak and be nice to the locals perhaps.Posted 4 years agolardmanMember
There’s a big barky dog in the house right next to that. Or at least there used to be a while back. Sounded like he was gonna chew through the fence to get to me when i rode past, VERY quickly.
Other than that, there’s nothing i know of.
Went over to SHoreham BMX track a few weeks back, and it was half way through being re-built. ALthough it’s mostly going to be some bumps in a flood plain right now.Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
I think the lad that built it was on Pinkbike and it is indeed his parents’ garden! One of the Brighton locals on here has one in his garden too…
However I have a plan for building a pumptrack in Brighton – I have a suitable location with excellent building material which should make it very all-weather, I just need the time to get it marked out and then plenty of man power to help get it built.Posted 4 years agobenthebikemanSubscriber
I am looking to get one built in Moulsecoomb, in the local secondary school with a view to it being open to the public in the evenings. I have long dreamed of having pump tracks all over Brighton as they are great way to teach skills to young riders.(I am a Sustrans Schools officer) Wild Park, next to the Lewes Road is the ideal venue I think. Be great to have a central brighton track and something out in Hove too @bikeitben1Posted 4 years agoadstickMember
I know who’s the Poynings track is… It is in someone’s back garden…
However, Bike-it/Sustrans have just got the go ahead on one at BACA (the school at Falmer). Obviously being on school grounds it won’t be ‘public’ but there will be more than likely provision for locals to use it sometimes (there’s rumours of floodlights).
Following on from that Ben is very keen to get a proper public track built somewhere as a resource for local kids (and big kids). Central would be amazing, but there are some pretty obvious bits of municipal land a bit further out that look good – in front of Wild Park for example. Perhaps this thread is an ideal chance to start collecting names and expertise to try and get this moving. Any one any good at lobbying for funding?
Please feel free to email Ben firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in on me (Adam) at Rayments and lets see if we can get ourselves a pumptrack.Posted 4 years agoVan HalenMember
wild park is full of travellers regularly and it WILL get trashed.
shoreham has suffered due to eh flooding which is a shame cos the guys doing it put alot of effort in. i think their facebook mentioned the council might be bringin new material? once the weather settles down!
patcham would have been possible until recently but by all accounts the locals couldnt be bothered. (which was a suprise)
Happy to assist on any projects as i can – any civil engineery/drawing/planning stuff i can help with if needed. Al’s location could work although its exposed! I’ll drop an email.
markPosted 4 years agowiiltMember
There is a couple of good sites for one at the top of Ladies Mile Road.(opposite side of the road to Asda, Carden Avenue) The ground looks like its quite hard pack, making it an ideal year round spot. There is reasonable space and some jumps have already been made. Its worth a look if you plan to build one.Posted 4 years agotiredjohnSubscriber
There is the old bmx track in whitehawk. I contacted the council a few months ago to ask them what the possibility of redeveloping the track was. They were keen that something happen but someone was already on the case so I backed off. Not sure if that has stalled or is still happening but might be worth looking at.Posted 4 years ago
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