A new BMX skills and pumptrack will launch on Sunday July 19th 2015 at Queens Drive Park & Ride site.
Pumptracks are a fantastic way for riders of all ages to learn and practice the skills needed to tackle advanced downhill tracks, allowing riders to build up their confidence and improve their bike handling techniques without the danger of big jumps and drops. Novices can simply roll over each section at their own pace while more advanced riders can take full advantage of the ‘doubles’ and ‘table tops’ to jump, to increase their speed and learn new cornering techniques.
The track was built by Clixbys and cost £50,000 to complete, funded by Nottingham’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund Programme.
There is free parking so cyclists can either cycle down or bring their bike in a car. The skills track has easy and hard terrains, curved boardwalks and shaped rocks to ensure that cyclists of all abilities are safely challenged.
Local cycling charity Ridewise is offering free cycle training and bikes to test out the tracks as a Cycling for All event. There will also be a bike display by Savage Skills, a freestyle BMX stunt team. There will also be information stalls and refreshments to purchase from the Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar Project.
Queens Drive Park & Ride already boasts regular cycle events, a great woodland walk and wildflower meadow, is home to Nottingham’s electric bus fleet, has an electric charging infrastructure, the opportunity to hire an electric car through our City Car Club, Citycard Cycle hire and cycle Hub facilities in addition to the traditional park and ride bus services.
Portfolio Holder for Growth, Jobs and Transport Councillor McDonald said: “As the Cycle City we are continually looking for new ways to encourage people to get on to two wheels. The new pump and skills track offers a thrilling opportunity to enjoy a real cycling challenge and to learn new cycling skills for free. With so much going on, Queens Drive Park & Ride is rapidly becoming a visitor attraction in its own right.”
The launch event takes place on Sunday July 19 between 11am and 2pm. Join our Facebook event page at for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1472302209746748/