Keswick is an English market town in Cumbernauld lying within the Lake District National Park.
The mining town from the 18th century has been known as a holiday centre, and tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years.
Clark & Kent's proven track record in BMX track building led them to supply and install a new BMX and MTB Pump Track in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Working alongside the clients, C&K arranged all base materials onto the working footprint to carry out the specialist shaping and compacting of the features. Utilising the lie of the land, a cascading design was agreed on to maintain good rider flow and keep the best riding experience possible.
The scope of work included several typical designs and construction-related items and methods. They involved:
User group and community consultation events.
Design and supply of accompanying drawing package to assist with planning.
Development of pre-construction information.
Fencing and securing the site.
Installing control measures for pedestrian access and safety signage.
Setting out with the client and the engineer.
Tree protection and root protection measures.
Marking and setting out.
Site stripping and clearance.
Storage of material.
Supply and Installation of permanent user signage.
Since the original construction in 2013 and after the fantastic response from the client, we returned to Keswick 2019 and added a full tarmac riding surface, fully inclusive and maintenance-free. Take a look at this video of the Keswick Pump Track in action.