- Show me amazing pump tracks, dirt jumps or similar please
An enormous new skatepark has just opened in Sunderland and they’ve allocated half of the interior space to an indoor dirt section and the considerable outdoor space to a mountain bike skills area.
The two owners are skaters from years ago so they’re having a consultation with anyone who wants to be involved in the design of the dirt section. I’m going to go down there any get involved. I just realised I’m not even sure what I would build or how I would do it. The space is huge and there’s lots of potential even before they start building outside.
We currently have nothing like this Oop North and I’ve never ridden a pump track. Where are the best examples? I’d like to show them some pictures or videos of the best stuff around to get them interested because let’s be honest, a pump track doesn’t sound very thrilling in word form.
If you wanted to get someone fired up about indoor dirt riding or a compact dirt jump spot what would you show them?Posted 4 years agoCheeky MonkeyMember
Lee McCormack’s site (leelovesbikes.com) for lots of PT stuff, and some skills park info. LMcC’s ebook “Pump Track Nation” is essential reading for anyone wanting to build a PT. From experience they are tricky things to get right, despite the simplicity of their components (berms and rollers).
Old footage but something that inspired me was Mark Weir’s Peacock Pit.
Lee Quarry has a PT and there must be decent clips of that getting ridden.
Rawcliffe Bar nr York has Phase 1 of a community PT built and Phase 2 is just starting on site (google / search FB).Posted 4 years ago
Sorry, I missed this thread coming back top life.
I’ve posted a few of the good examples on to the boss of the park.
Apparently the dirt was arrived now. A few thousand tonnes of it!
I’m planning to drop in this week and see what’s going on. I’ll get some pictures if it looks good.
OP, where in Sunderland is this? May take a look.
It’s in Pallion. Next door to the climbing wall. Check this postcode on Google maps SR4 6TQPosted 4 years ago
See the big grey building just under the climbing wall? That’s the skatepark and indoor trails. The big concrete wasteland to the right of it is going to be the outdoor area.kevjMember
It’s in Pallion. Next door to the climbing wall. Check this postcode on Google maps SR4 6TQ
See the big grey building just under the climbing wall? That’s the skatepark and indoor trails. The big concrete wasteland to the right of it is going to be the outdoor area.
Ah! One of the old Doxfords buildings or the high shed behind the climbing wall?
This is interesting as a couple of years back I was involved in an appraisal of the Quay here. I might be able to offer some help.Posted 4 years ago
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