Clark & Kent's proven track record in BMX track building led them to supply and install a new BMX and MTB Pump Track in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria.
Working alongside clients and Groundwork UK, Clark & Kent Contractors started work on a new track at Fitz Park in Keswick.
A cascading design was agreed in order to utilise the lie of the land, maintain good BMX rider flow and keep the riding experience varied over the whole course.
it was a pleasure to work in such a place of outstanding natural beauty, and the organic feel of the track has proven a resounding success, featuring on television on more than one occasion.
Fitz Park is located just a few minutes walk from Keswick town centre at a picturesque site beside the River Greta.
A nearby play area in the Lower Park includes equipment for children of all ages, and there are wide open spaces for games. You can read more about Fitz Park, Keswick here.
A new BMX track was built to the rear of the football pavilion, and the track is designed for use by both mountain bikes and BMX bikes.
Bike riders of all skill levels can test themselves on berm corners, step-ups, rollers, doubles, triples and even more challenging jumps.
Local schoolboys Adam Suddaby and Thomas Slack launched the campaign to get a BMX pump track in Keswick and worked hard to promote the project and collect funds to pay for it.
The boys and their parents set up a project steering group, gave presentations to potential fundraisers and worked with specialists from Clark & Kent on-site to discuss the track layout and decide on the final design.
Local residents, businesses and organisations helped with fundraising and Fitz Park Trust appointed Groundwork NE & Cumbria to manage the ambitious BMX project. Keswick Town Council also supported the project. Details of the efforts to raise funds for the BMX track are outlined on the Groundwork website.
Client: Keswick Town Council