Full-sized National standard BMX tracks are the benchmark of National level BMX racing in the UK. BMX racing takes place on a growing number of purpose-built outdoor and indoor tracks across the country.
Constructed of compacted dirt and stone sub-bases with limestone or tarmacadam surfacing, BMX race tracks are usually 300-400 metres long and feature a starting ramp, banked corners called berms and a variety of small hills and jumps.
Many active BMX clubs offer lessons for beginners, skills sessions for more advanced riders and organise race meetings for the most experienced. The UK has club racing, regional BMX events, British Cycling's British BMX series and National BMX championships throughout the year.
Browse some of our projects to see many examples of National BMX track circuits completed by Clark & Kent Contractors.
Longer, faster and usually more challenging than regional tracks, National BMX tracks may often incorporate a 'pro' section to generate a rigorous examination of BMX bike racing skills.National BMX track designs will often feature start gates, perimeter fencing, spectator seating, staging areas, floodlights, finishing lines and car parks. Jumps and berms all tend to be bigger and more demanding than standard BMX tracks with start hills up to five metres high and berms higher than three metres.
Often the 'pro' sections of national BMX tracks are designed to allow BMX riders to reach very high speeds before tackling demanding jump sections. Although regularly used for top class racing events, National BMX tracks can often be run and maintained by local BMX clubs on behalf of local councils or sporting organisations.
The venues are often a centre for BMX racing for whole regions of the country yet have a strong local spirit with volunteers often on hand to help run the facility and to stage BMX racing events.
Clark & Kent Contractors has a worldwide reputation for BMX track design and BMX track building with unrivalled expertise in track construction. The company has clients from all over the world with BMX track building projects that range from small-scale pump tracks to BMX supercross tracks built to international standards.
Successful BMX track build projects include the London 2012 Olympic track and the UCI SX circuit track in Switzerland. Clark & Kent can act as BMX track consultants, designers, and builders making C&K your one-stop shop for all BMX track design and construction work.