The St Albans pump track at the Marlborough Pavilion is part of a larger scheme that delivers cycling facilities to the local community. The construction of the all-weather multi-wheeled tarmac pump track was completed in just under six weeks and built next to the new pavilion.
In addition to the BMX pump track build we were commissioned to undertake the construction of an MTB Cyclocross track and update the BMX dirt jump area. The Marlborough Pavilion pump track is suitable for all cycle and multi-wheel users of all ages and abilities.
The scheme was delivered for Motacus Construction on behalf of St Albans City Council and has proven to be a great success. After construction, the pump track was given a RoSPA inspection and granted certification, thus ensuring users can enjoy the facility knowing it meets full safety standards.
Pump track construction work at St Albans included the installation of fencing and relevant safety signage. BMX building work involved a full site strip, drainage works, shaping and compacting the pump track, Tarmac surfacing and line-marking, as well as landscaping, turfing and remedial works.
The St Albans' pump track, which can also be used by skateboarders, includes banked turns, rollers and other features. The track is encompassed by an outer cyclocross course and is part of a £2.7 million project by St Albans City and District Council to replace the Marlborough Pavilion with a new community centre. The complex is managed by St Albans Cycle Hub, a community interest company which organises bookings and events.
The Council worked with many local groups on the project, including Cottonmill and Sopwell Hub (CaSH), Sopwell Residents Association, the Sopwell Community Trust and the Verulam Cycling Club. The majority of funding was provided by the Council, with other organisations also contributing, including Sport England, CaSH and the Health Protection Board.
Location: St Albans Pump Track Old Oak, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Herts AL1 2EF