Following the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, legacy funds were allocated for the design and construction of an international standard BMX track near Glasgow.
Clark & Kent Contractors were selected by North Lanarkshire Council to undertake the design and build of a new state-of-the-art facility at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.
Working as the principal contractor, Clark & Kent used the services of fencing and electrical sub-contractors to deliver the project on time and on budget.
The final design saw C&K construct a bespoke BMX racetrack which was the first of its kind in the whole of Europe.
The BMX combination track features:
The build time for this ambitious project was just 12 weeks. North Lanarkshire Leisure Trust manage the facility and local BMX club Cumbernauld Centurions have moved in and now operate from the site.
NL Leisure says the brand new outdoor BMX track at Broadwood Stadium is "guaranteed to get your heart racing. Beginners and experienced riders are welcome and we offer a full range of programmes from one to one coaching, small groups, private hire and open sessions."
Cumbernauld BMX Club was formed in 2009 as a sporting outlet for local youngsters and aimed at providing a safe family-friendly environment for anyone taking up the sport.
The club works with young people, and all the coaches and committee members are registered with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme, which is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland.
The standard of the BMX facility, coupled with the commitment of both North Lanarkshire Leisure Trust and Cumbernauld Centurions, saw the UK BMX Series return to Scotland for the first time in 25 years during the 2015 UK National BMX Series.
Cumbernauld Centurions recently set up a rider development race team — the NLL Haro Race Team of a dozen or so BMX riders.
In its debut 2015 season, the Haro Race Team finished in 18th place out of 27 teams in the Team Challenge, helping the Cumbernauld Centurions finish as the top-ranked Scottish Club in 34th place out of 75 teams.
North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL), a registered Scottish charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The purpose of NLL is to deliver sport, recreational, health improving and social welfare services to the community of North Lanarkshire.