Clark and Kent Contractors were appointed specialist design consultants to build this prestigious BMX track at Knightswood, Glasgow, to host the 2018 European Championships.
It was the first time that four cycling events, road, track, BMX and mountain bike, were held at a single venue and the multi-sport event welcomed 3,843 elite athletes from 53 countries competing in 187 events across seven sports.
Our team of BMX track-building experts worked closely with Glasgow 2018, Glasgow Life, UEC and the UCI at detailed design workshops to create a BMX racetrack worthy of the occasion.
After identifying Knightswood Park, close to Glasgow city centre, as the ideal site, work started on the construction of an Olympic standard BMX race. Despite some challenging weather conditions, the BMX track was delivered on time and within budget.
The 2018 European BMX Championships were held in Glasgow on August 10 and 11. The event is the main BMX sport championships in Europe. In 2022 Knightswood hosted the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup and later the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
The main BMX track is 400 metres long and five metres wide with eight riding lanes. The state-of-the-art facility is Scotland's only World and Olympic standard BMX track.
The venue now hosts events for Western Titans, Glasgow Riderz and Movement Park, and is used by many local BMX clubs, schools and community groups. The Knightswood BMX track is a lasting legacy for BMX in Scotland and Clark & Kent is proud to have played a part in its construction.
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