Accrington Park will have a new “pump” track for BMX and skateboards
The Hyndburn City Council Parks Department has submitted a planning application for a pump track at Milnshaw Park in Accrington.
In March, we reported that British Cycling had given the council a grant of £ 37,000 for the installation, off Lancaster Avenue, which would cost £ 75,000 in total.
The Lancashire Environmental Fund also contributed £ 30,000, with an additional contribution from Lancashire County Council.
A fine grade tarred surface should be used to create the running surface.
The full planning application is for the installation of a paved ‘pump track’ on the grounds of Milnshaw Park, suitable for a variety of wheeled sports, especially cycles such as BMX, and could also be used by non-motorized children’s skateboards and scooters.
In the design and access statement, Velosolutions states: “A key aspect of the design is to pack the track with many features at varying heights between 0.4 and 1.3m in height.
“There are no flat areas on the runway surface, which can be a fundamental flaw in pump runway design.
“All features should be designed to be rollable and pumpable, allowing pump track beginners to enjoy the track and develop fundamental pump track riding skills.
“There are a wide variety of feature shapes and sizes to provide an exciting and progressive track. “
We hope that the installation could be ready for this summer. A decision will be made by Hyndburn City Council in the coming months.
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