The BMX Pump Track at Wombrige, Dawley in Shropshire is part of the redeveloped Phoenix Academy, with national and regional standard facilities for several sports. Telford & Wrekin Council approached Clark & Kent Contractors to build a BMX Pump Track at this prestigious site.
A small purpose-built two straight pump track has a tarmac surfaced starting hill, footpath and berms along with a typical stone sub base and a limestone surface. The 390-metre track includes an elite section for professional riders and a development track for young children and novices. Kieran Edwards, of Wrekin Riders BMX Club, said: "It's great to see young kids riding and learning new skills, it's all come together brilliantly ... This new track opens lots of doors to BMX enthusiasts".
The track was built with funding from Sports England, Co-operative maintenance and Telford & Wrekin Council and is part of the Phoenix site, which houses the Phoenix Academy, Dawley library and a sports centre. The client was thrilled with the final results, which accommodate the ever-changing needs of BMX riders and other users while meeting full RoSPA safety requirements. The scheme is part of the Wombridge Skate Bowl which features a skate bowl, BMX track, basketball park and small shelter.
Client: Telford & Wrekin Council