Clark & Kent were contracted by Cheshire West & Chester Council to rebuild and restore the former regional BMX track at Winsford.
The BMX track has fallen into disuse and was thought no longer fit-for-purpose. The council agreed that the venue required significant improvement work but wanted to develop the facility into a venue for hosting regional events.
The council acted after local residents drew up a petition of more than 170 names after fears that the facility on Mount Pleasant Drive could be permanently closed.
Cheshire West and Chester Council's Culture and Recreation team worked with BMX track building experts at Clark & Kent Contractors to design a state-of-the-art facility for the future.
The project was completed within five weeks and work included making safe the sides of the start hill, circuit tidying and a complete rebuild of the BMX track.
The old track was completely removed and the new surface laid along the same route but widened with new jumps added. The track length was also extended by re-siting the second turn.
The new BMX track now also features a hip jump on the exit of the first turn which is aimed at testing BMX riding skills.
The fully revamped BMX track is now home to the Vale Royal Gravel Grippers BMX Club, a friendly group of cycling enthusiasts which has a full calendar of events throughout the season and an active social diary throughout the year.
Winsford is an ideal training track and a great place to both learn and improve on BMX bike riding skills. The course features pedalling sections, some demanding turns and technical rhythm sections that provide a challenging test for BMX riders at all skill levels.
Funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the £30,000 BMX track refurbishment has resulted in a newly-designed track that has revitalised BMX biking in the whole area.