Pump Track Proposal

The Recreation Committee and Great Abington Primary School would like to receive feedback from the young people of the village, as well as those who are still young at heart! Our intention is to make better use of the strip of land on the recreation ground, the section from the outdoor gym to St. Mary’s Church. We will provide a pump track for cyclists, skateboarders and scooter riders to enjoy.
This is a narrow looped path that consists of a series of undulations and banked curves. The surface can be tarmac or packed gravel and cycling on it will teach a number of critical skills that can benefit riders. It improves handling skills, balance and confidence, particularly cornering and maintaining speed and momentum. Young cyclists will learn how to look several steps ahead and which line and angle to use to complete the course. It provides an intense full-body workout in a very short amount of time and it’s tons of fun!
Cycling provides an ideal exercise for children and adults. It improves fitness and helps to reduce obesity and furthermore provides a means of transport as well as reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
We would like feedback from young cyclists and skateboarders about what you would like out of the track.  If you have any ideas about the course design or would like to be part of the working party overseeing the project, please use the following contact email address: PumpTrack.Feedback@greatabington.school