The Hoblingwell Reception Ground Pump track is situated alongside a busy playground and football fields in Bromley, Kent.Clark & Kent Contractors won the tender for building a cycle track at the site to accommodate all types of wheeled sports including BMX biking, scooters and skateboards.
Our experience in pump track building and providing cost-efficient turnkey solutions for cycling facility needs was crucial in winning the contract. The company also catered for their landscaping, pathway and a learn-to-ride element that formed part of a larger scheme.
The sloping site at Hoblingwell provided a great footprint for the pump track and particular attention was paid to implementing a drainage system in place. Our track-building team worked closely with local community groups to meet an exact brief and provide a progressive yet safe, fun cycle riding facility suitable for all ages and abilities,
The project includes an all-tarmac pump track, a learn-to-ride area, pathway works and a community area designed for cycling-related activities. The track-building project was completed on time and under budget to our very high standards.
The organic and ascetically pleasing pump track project was finished and handed over in March 2022. The completed cycle track is appropriate for all types of wheeled sports, including mountain bikes, scooters, balance bikes, BMX bikes, skateboards and in-line skates.
The Hoblingwell track improves leisure facilities at the popular recreation ground. The finished scheme includes associated landscaping, including seating areas, storage units for equipment, wayfinding and facility signage, cycle parking, litter bins and tree planting.
The whole £457,000 project was made possible thanks to Council and grant funding support from Access Sport, Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, the Bromley Safer Neighbourhood Board, The London Marathon Charitable Trust, and the Places to Ride programme, which is being delivered by British Cycling, Sport England & the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
Location: Hoblingwell Wood Pump Track, Orpington, Bromley, Kent BR5 2QB
I am writing to recommend the services of Clark and Kent, who are regarded as leaders in their field of cycle track designers and builders. I have been working with Clark and Kent for a number of years and we have undertaken several pump track projects together, namely Hoblingwell Wood Recreation Ground Pump Track, on behalf of the London borough of Bromley and Harrow Pump Track in Kenton Recreation ground on behalf of the charity Access Sport.
The tracks have been completed to the highest standard, and importantly, on budget and on time, Both Clark and Kent and their team have been proactive and highly accommodating around the needs of the clients. The RoSPA inspectors who have provided the final certificate of the tracks have noted the high quality of the facilities they have designed and built.
The on-site working and the set-up during the construction phase have always been extremely well organised, with good site security and with the welfare and safety of the team uppermost. The team of track builders are skilled, professional and personable.
Clark and Kent have been extremely helpful around providing extra value to projects whether ever possible, such as contributing to Social Value.
Elsie Josland – Director, Elsie Josland Landscape Design