Hope's New Pump Track.

Hope Valley riders have an exciting new option following the expansion of a pump track.

Located behind Hope Sports Club, the pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features, which mountain bikers and BMX riders use to develop their skills.

The idea to expand the pump track came from local dads, including John Helliwell (Shift Supervisor), from Hope Cement Works. Volunteers in the Hope Valley came together to extend the track, developing it into a space for local children, adults and visitors to enjoy. All the funding came from the community, including support from individuals, businesses and mountain bikers visiting the area.

Dan Critchlow, local Fencing Contractor said: “We’ve been blown away by the amount of support received from so many different people and we’d like to thank everyone who’s contributed cash, materials or their time. Special thanks go to RJA Contracting for providing the diggers and to Breedon for donating all the stone used on the site.”

Furness Brothers transported the stone from the quarry, lent dumpers to the build team and also donated money to the project. And professional mountain bike trail builders Bike Track gave free advice about how to create the actual structure of the pump track.”

 

Thomas Helliwell trying out the new track.

 

Message from Dr David Garwes (Secretary, Hope Sports Club). 

"On behalf of Hope Sports Club and the team of volunteers who worked so hard to create the new Hope BMX Pump Track, I am writing to thank Breedon for the materials and logistical help that you supplied to make the new track possible.   The new track is quite magnificent, and it attracted a large gathering of keen cyclists of all ages at its Grand Opening last Saturday. It is clearly going to be a preferred venue for BMX riders from across the Hope Valley and further afield, so please thank your management for helping to make it such as success".

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