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Cumbernauld BMX Track, Glasgow

Design and construction of an international standard BMX track at Cumbernauld, near Glasgow was by Clark & Kent Contractors

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cumbernauld combo track layout
cumbernauld combo track overview
cumbernauld combo track hill start
cumbernauld combo track lighting
cumbernauld combo track layout

Following the success of the Glasgow 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 design and build a new state-of-the-art facility at the 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 Clark & Kents construct a bespoke BMX racetrack which was the first of its kind in the whole of Europe. The BMX combination track features:

5 metre and 3-metre start hills incorporating Bensink start gates
Bespoke C&K-designed start hill canopies.
A floodlighting system.
Comprehensive drainage scheme.
Spectator separation fencing.
Perimeter track fencing.
Asphalt surfacing of corners.
An asphalt finish line and braking zone
A BMX bike pens area

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. The club works with young people, and all the coaches and committee members are registered with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme, managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. The standard of the BMX track, 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. North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL) is a registered Scottish charity regulated by 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.

Other National BMX Tracks

Burgess Park, Dedemsvaart, Gravesend, Huyton, Landseer Park, Merton Saints, Nottingham Outlaws, Perry Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Royston Rockets, Shanaze Reade, Telford, Western Titans.

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