Clark & Kent were contracted to design and rebuild the Runnymede Rockets BMX Club racetrack in Addlestone, Surrey, on the footprint of their original circuit.
The Rockets were sentimental about preserving the original BMX race track, and they didn't want to deviate too far from the original. The primary objective was to finalise designs, make a planning application and find the funding to update the facility.
Clark & Kent worked with the club in consultation with the user group and active club members to deliver a tailored BMX track design.
Clark & Kent was contracted to undertake the BMX track upgrade work at very short notice. The BMX building works included:
Formation of existing material
Compaction of material
Making good and reinstatement.
Since the rebuild, the Runnymede Rockets BMX track has been a brilliant success for both the club, the local community and the South BMX region.
The large catchment area has meant that rider numbers have continued to increase, and the club has to go from strength to strength.
Runnymede Rockets Chairman, Tony Horan, commented on the BMX track rebuild:"It was a pleasure to work with a professional team like Clark & Kent, and their work has meant that we are now able to train riders to the highest level and they can get ready for national competitions on our new track."
The Surrey-based Runnymede Rockets BMX Club was established in 1983, and the 10-ramp track in Brackendene Open Space, Addlestone Moor, is regularly used by around 150 club members. Anyone interested in details about club events can visit the Runnymede Rockets Facebook page, or you can take a virtual ride on the BMX track with this Runnymede Rockets video.