Clark & Kent Contractors won the public tender bid to construct the BMX Pump Track at Chryston, near Glasgow, in Scotland. After supplying a bespoke 3D design for the proposed pump track area, the finer details of the track layout were bottomed out with the client.
Eventually, construction work started on the new BMX facility on an old outdoor public space at Lannrigg Park, formerly a red shale football pitch. It gave Clark & Kent an excellent solid base to work on during the construction of the BMX track. It also helped to get the work started on time despite the adverse weather conditions. A tarmacadam starting hill and berm corners were incorporated into the scheme along with a hard-piped drainage system to make this an all-weather facility. Once the BMX pump track was complete, limestone dust was used for the straights, and the landscaping project was prepared and seeded.
The project was funded through a North Lanarkshire Council regeneration fund to transform the run-down sports area.
As well as the BMX track, there are five-a-side football pitches, while nearby Moor Park had a facelift to create an outdoor Boot Camp, with obstacle course equipment for use by all ages. Chryston High School took delivery of 30 brand new mountain bikes for use on the new BMX track thanks to £3,000 of funding from Education Scotland's Core PE fund. Chryston is a village in the central belt of Scotland in North Lanarkshire between Glasgow and Stirling.
The Chryston BMX track build is featured here in the 2024 BMX Magazine.
Client: North Lanarkshire Council