Manchester is already quite the hub for all things cycling and BMX and pump tracks are no exceptions.
Longford BMX is a local community group working to build a Mini BMX Track (Pump track style) within the grounds of Longford Park, South Manchester. The Greater Manchester area has recently become a hub for BMX riding and racing, with 3 full-sized BMX tracks within the borough as well as the £24mil Indoor facility at the National Cycling Centre.
Although there are lots of larger BMX tracks and skate parks within the region they feel bringing a more accessible Mini BMX Track to South Manchester would bring many positive benefits to the community.
Starting on a balance bike at ages as young as 2 these facilities have a proven track record reducing anti-social behaviour (giving youngsters somewhere to go and have fun) as well as increasing cycling skills, fitness and well-being.
They have set a Facebook page up to promote their idea and engage with the local community. They've been in initial discussions with possible funding streams to get things underway whilst working on their proposal (see attached) to enable specialist track builders to quote to aid the funding exercise.