Harrow Council has opened a new pump track in Kenton Recreation Ground, just down the road from one of the first bowl-skate parks to open in the UK.
The track, built by specialists Clark & Kent, can be used by all grades of BMX rider with a green loop for beginners, a blue loop for intermediate and improving riders and a red loop for experienced riders, including a start-gate system for those wishing to practice for competitive racing.
Supported by Access Sport, Harrow Council, The London Marathon Charitable Trust, and the Places to Ride programme, which is being delivered by British Cycling, Sport England & the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) the track will be open to the public and home to a new community club, Harrow bike-club.
Cllr Keith Ferry, Regeneration, Planning & Employment Portfolio Holder, said: “This fantastic new facility provides a great new facet to the Borough’s leisure offering.
“It will also encourage people to keep fit as well as hone their skills on this brilliant new state-of-the-art BMX course. At a time when we are rightly encouraging cycling and the undoubted benefits of good physical and mental health and fitness this is a very welcome new resource for the local community.”