Cornwall is best know by surfers heading down to Newquay for the weekend. Hopefully not for too long as there has been a big push to create a National standard BMX track in the region.
Cornwall BMX Racing Club is a well-established racing club with a growing membership and significant record of achievements at local, Regional, National and International levels. The club is British Cycling affiliated and has Go-Ride accreditation, with British Cycling qualified in-house coaches that provide regular training sessions.
They are hoping that this new track will become a center of excellence over time with exemplar National facilities to allow the continuous development of riders.
The track will support riders by providing qualified coaches who are able to inspire and develop riders to meet their own goals and targets.
Whilst the track’s key objective is to provide National BMX Racing within easy reach of the main conurbations of Camborne, Redruth, Pool and Truro, it will be developed and located to attract all levels of riders from wider-reaching areas.
The track will act as a hub of activity and capture your aspirations whether you want to simply fun free-ride with friends, become a Cornish Champion, compete at Regional level, take on the National BMX Race Series or represent Great Britain at World and international level.
It is planned to use a blend of initiatives to ensure that the club secures incomes streams which in turn will ensure sustainability of the facilities.
At this planning and development stage we are also looking for potential Partners that wish to join us – please contact us direct via private message.
Cornwall BMX Racing Club Chairman Mark England said “After 32 years it is now time that Cornwall BMX Racing Club is allowed to develop a National Standard Track in Cornwall so that our athletes have the opportunity to practice and train on a high quality facility.”
The club has been rallying support from all corners of the country and has gained a huge number of fans for the project.
Del Commons the club’s Head Coach added “On Thursday 8th January 2015 Cornwall BMX Racing Club posted a new page on Facebook which is being used to gain support for our project. Cornwall BMX Racing Club – National Track Project achieved in excess of 1000 LIKES and votes of support with 72 hours and has now reached an audience in exceeding 10,000 people and other clubs.”
Supporters include World Cruiser BMX Champion Kelvin Batey, Olympic athlete Shanaze Reade and a host of other National and Regional clubs and riders from around the UK.
Mark England added “We see the location of the track as significantly important to ensure that the facility will be sustainable for years to come. We have targeted the main Cornwall conurbations of Truro – Redruth – Camborne as the key area for the new facility and are working hard with Partners to make this happen. We thank everyone for their support so far and ask that you keep SHARING, POSTING and LIKING our page to show your support.”
So if you want to help head over to their Facebook Page by clicking here. Like the page and get the word out so that the powers that be can see how much support there is.