Rubery councillor delighted with funding for updated BMX pump track - The Bromsgrove Standard

Rubery councillor delighted with funding for updated BMX pump track

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th May, 2024   0

AN UPDATED BMX pump track is coming to Rubery after a successful grant funding bid from Bromsgrove District Council.

Rubery north councillor, Peter McDonald has welcomed the news of investment in the town which will see the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund used to develop the track at Brook Road Park.

A pump track is where cyclists can use bikes without pedals – ideal for gaining balance and bike handling skills – and ‘pump’ their way around over bumps.

Coun McDonald said: “Good news. This is a welcomed investment at a time it would seem outlying areas such as Rubery are forgotten when it comes to Levelling Up.

“BMX, as an Olympic Sport is growing in popularity and the new pump track will be a fantastic addition to the park.

“Riding is an excellent form of exercise that helps kids stay physically active and healthy. It helps improve cardiovascular health, balance, coordination, and overall strength.

“It also helps kids develop a sense of self-confidence and independence.

“At a time of a cost-of-living crisis this is an activity young people of all ages can enjoy and it does not cost a penny.”

The track will be a free space for everyone to use. A local school, Waseley Hills High, have been involved in contributing to the tracks design and will be further involved as the scheme progresses.

Bromsgrove District Council have confirmed the successful funding bid and will be releasing more details around tenders, contractors and more as the project moves along.

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