Ever considered a pump track for your school grounds?

Posted by Zoe Dickinson on 13th Jan, 2016 |
Birds Eye view of Pump Track

Birds Eye view of Pump Track

Ever considered a pump track for your school grounds?

Landscape Engineering Ltd., who own Playscape Engineering, were commissioned by BwD Council to design and build a pump track facility for Witton Park.

Have you ever thought of approaching the use of your school grounds in a different way?

Pump tracks cost less than most play areas to install, require minimal maintenance and are great for children to improve their cycling ability and even take up the sport. Watch our video below, it might just inspire you!

A recent press article reads –

”Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with Landscape Engineering Ltd have teamed-up to provide a Pump track and training course for cyclists at Witton Country Park. The exciting new facility is being funded by the Council’s Local Transport Plan and is being promoted through the Councils sustainable transport project BwD Connect.

This new facility aims to further strengthen cycling opportunities in the borough for all abilities. The 50 metre long track will be a looped route known as a pump track, consisting of a series of rollers and berms that can be ridden without pedaling. It works by riders propelling themselves by shifting their body weight and the bike over the contours of the track. The name comes from the pumping motion used by the cyclist’s upper and lower body as they ride around the track, using this motion to maintain speed around the track without pedalling. The track can be ridden on mountain bikes and BMX bikes and is suitable for all ages and experience levels.”