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BMX TRACKS, Mountainbike 4X Tracks, Cross country and Downhill MountainbikeTracks, Dirt Jumps, Pump Tracks, whatever you want bike skills related we can build...

Scooter Tracks - we've seen over recent years the increase in popularity of Scooters. Scooters regularly use our BMX tracks, mainly on the Tarmac surfaced areas. Scooters are bad news for the dust surface commonly used on our BMX tracks as the narrow wheels break up the compacted dust and the scooters ground out over the bumps damaging them.

Scooters look like they are here to stay so we proposeTarmac surfaced tracks designed specifically for Scooters. Tarmac is much cheaper than Concrete and Metal (materials commonly used in Skateparks), allows for more flexible design and is still usable during wet weather. Full Scooter track website coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in a Scooter track please contact us

BMX Track Construction. So if you need a track BMX, 4X, DH , XC or just a tiny Pump Track get in touch. No job too big or too small, we can build to any budget.

Our Skills

The design and construction team is lead by Jason Carpenter, a lifetime cyclist with many years experience in BMX (all disciplines) and MTB XC, DH and 4X. Jasons daughter, Manon Carpenter is also a liftime BMX and MTB rider who is current Downhill MTB Junior World Champion (2011). Manon is used for consultancy and testing of all designs and builds. James Shaunghnessy who is a graduated mechanical engineer who has chosen to use his skills to form BMX tracks with me.

We aim to build BMX tracks to suit people from 4 years old to +50 years old (with basic fundamental skills obviously) male and female alike, each track should suit novices through to experts. The beauty of BMX is that a group of people spanning all abilities, both sexes and of all ages can get together and enjoy a day (or an hour) of sport together.

BMX Track Construction can offer a full design (CAD) and build service for any site. We can offer advice on any cycling facility.

We are well versed with working with Local Authorities. We have:

Public liability insurance,
Employers liability insurance,
Construction insurance, plant insurance,
Professional Indemnity Insurance

CIBT/CPCS licenses,
VAT registration,
CIS registered.
CHAS Accredited and included on CHAS Scheme Database
Officially recommended by British Cycling

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ROSPA and British Cycling

We regularly use ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). ROSPA have got together with British Cycling (the governing body for BMX racing in the UK) to provide an inspection regime for BMX tracksto inspect our builds, HERE are a few RoSPA reports

Who are we?

Jason Carpenter operates Dragon Downhill and WWW.BMXTRACKCONSTRUCTION.CO.UK as a sole trader. I have been riding BMX since the first boom in the 80's and MTB's since I first came across them in the early 90's. Dragon Downhill started in 1998 and voluntary and commercial track building started immediately

Manon Carpenter tests all our products, she is 19 in 2012, regularly rides and races BMX as part of her training for Downhill MTB Racing. Manon is currently ranked 6th Elite Female in the UCI DHi Elite female rankings. WWW.MANONCARPENTER.COM

When building race tracks we invite top UK riders to test our products to ensure they work as intended.

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BMX

We specialise in Bespoke BMX track designs to fit each venue in the best possible way. Our tracks do not flood and are built to engineering standards that will last 20 years without mudding up. We use stone sub bases to prevent mud and stone dust to surface our tracks.

To reduce rainwater erosion and subsequent maintenance for fledgling clubs we recommend Bitmac surfaced berms and start hills. In public environments (public parks etc) we will NOT build dirt or stone bermed corners as they will become unusable within the first 12 months of operation.

We are also able to offer maintenance packages for our builds. All the tracks we build are designed to be interesting and challenging for experts whilst still being fun and PROGRESSIVE for beginners.

We only offer a full Design and Build service.

What is a BMX Track? There are a number of styles of BMX track you could choose

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These are non racing tracks, typically smaller and narrower than a BMX race track, designed for smaller areas and budgets.

All our BMX pump tracks are designed along the lines of BMX race track layouts as this layout encourages SINGLE DIRECTION riding and is ROSPA compliant and recognised as a BMX track br British Cycling therefore allowing these tracks to be installed in public places and ROSPA certified.

We can build such 'Pump' tracks to budgets from £15k to £60k depending on size and location

Examples - Rhiwfawr, Bryn Bach, Longwell Green, Ponciau Banks

Others we have built: Seascale, Bishops Tachbrook, St Mellons, Crynant, Carmarthen, Cicely Haughton Primary School, Evolution Skatepark, Stirchley BMX track Telford, Aldesley High School, Pembroke Dock, Groby, Maindy, Dunvant Swansea, Bedlington, ABC Park Cardiff,

BEWARE: There is a current trend for 'Pump' Tracks to be multi line and multi directional, this is NOT recommended for public places and is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS during peak play periods (head on collisions etc). ROSPA will fail any multi direction and multi line tracks rendering them uninsurable as play items for Councils


WM layout BMX track, more creative layout but still ROSPA compliant

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BMX

We specialise in Bespoke BMX track designs to fit each venue in the best possible way. Our tracks do not flood and are built to engineering standards that will last 20 years without mudding up. We use stone sub bases to prevent mud and stone dust to surface our tracks.

To reduce rainwater erosion and subsequent maintenance for fledgling clubs we recommend Bitmac surfaced berms and start hills. In public environments (public parks etc) we will NOT build dirt or stone bermed corners as they will become unusable within the first 12 months of operation.

We are also able to offer maintenance packages for our builds. All the tracks we build are designed to be interesting and challenging for experts whilst still being fun and PROGRESSIVE for beginners.

We only offer a full Design and Build service.

Race Tracks home

Race Tracks need BMX Start Gates and need to be wider to permit safe multi rider racing, both factors increase costs over pump tracks. However it is easier to develop a successful BMX club around a race track as the Gate Practise and race events focus activities to specific times. Clubs also promote coaching and 'safe' periods when younger riders can be introduced to the sport under controlled conditions. The Start gates can be manual or electro/pneumatic controlled, the later is more expensive, but required for British Cycling sanctioned races.

We recommend the installation of BMX 'Safety Gates' as these avoid the chance of entrapment as they drop. You can see our BMX Safety Gates in action on the links below for Maindy, Bryn Bach Park and Derby. We currently recommend the intallation of Bensink safety gates as these are the only BMX gate to carry the CE safety mark. It is ILLEGAL to install a machine in the EU without it carrying the CE mark, and in our opinion a BMX start gate is a machine,

UCI and British cycling sanctioned BMX races are 8 man races

4 man Track - Example - Maindy

Designed for places where there is either not enough room for an 8 man track or too small a budget, You can still train for BMX racing on these tracks but will only be able to hold local races on them.

Cost - £45k to £60k

Regional Standard - 8 man racing - Example - Market Deeping , Aldersely High School, The Hub Barnard Castle

Comply to the Minimum standards set down by British Cycling for Regional BMX races, see BMX rule book, width, length, specification etc

Cost - £60k to £120k

National Standard - 8 man racing - Examples - Bryn Bach, Derby

Complies to the minimum standards set down by British Cycling for National BMX races, see BC BMX rule book for details, width, length, specification etc

Cost - £100k to £900k

Costs with all these tracks vary for many reasons. Costs very with area, distance from quarries, availability of material, ground conditions, etc etc.

It is possible to add (or remove) facilities to any of these tracks to improve and develop the facility, such Items are:

Start hill railings
Pens to line the riders up for races
Tarmac access paths
Commentary position
Covered Commentary position
Covered Start Hill
Floodlights
Degree of landscaping
Containers and/or modular buildings
Concrete Start hill with built in storage

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References

HERE's a reference from Bleanau Gwent County Borough Council, the customer for Bryn Bach Park

Swansea Reference

Aldersley High School reference

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Tracks we have built recently

Bryn Bach Park - National Standard BMX race track

Bryn Bach Pump Track - Small Pump track on the infield of the main Bryn Bach Track

Maindy - BMX Training/Play Track in the centre of Cardiff NEW

Ponciau Banks, Rhosllanerchrugog BMX Training/Pump track in Rhosllanerchrugog near Wrexham

Rhiwfawr - Swansea Valley - Village size BMX play track

Stirchley, Telford - Town size BMX training Track

Derby - National Standard BMX race track and small pump track

Evolution, Stevenston - Town size BMX Training/Pump track

Longwell Green, Bristol - Town size BMX Training/Pump track

Other race tracks we have built: Barnard Castle, Market Deeping, Bedlington

MTB

Downhill tracks a plenty. See the main website HOME

Full builds from scratch.

Mountain Ash, Rheola, Mynydd Du, Gethin Woodland Park, Taff Trails, Wentwood, Garway, Cwmcarn V1.0.

Maintenance and modifications to:

Abercarn

Technical Consultant to:

F.C. Cwmcarn DH track

MTB 4X

Fun 4X track built in Llangunnor Estate, Carmarthen.

Indoor Bike Show track at the NEC in '03

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Our Contact Details

Jason Carpenter , 6 Van Terrace, Caerphilly, CF83 3EE. Tel: 0780 1624776

email bmxtrackconstruction@gmail.com

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