A BMX cycle track could be built on a patch of land next door to Abbeymead Skate Park if plans are approved next week.
Gloucester BMX Club has submitted a proposal to build a “high quality BMX track for all ages and genders” on the Lobleys Drive Open Space, next to Abbeymead Primary School, where four hundred and fifty 4-11 year olds are based.
The proposal has been recommended for approval and if it is successful, the skate park next to the school will be getting a brand new ‘wheely cool neighbour.’
The planning committee members of the Gloucester City Council will determine the application on November 6, from 6:30pm.
The pictures provided by the club show the surfacing of the track consisting of a fine, rolled aggregate for the straight sections along with tarmac smart ramp.
“The aim is to construct a high quality BMX track that will provide the opportunity for all ages and genders to take part in bike riding and develop bike skills. This will offer benefits for health and fitness for all.” This was stated in a design and access statement submitted to Gloucester City Council.
This new track will be accessible to new and experienced riders.
The Gloucester BMX Club is set to offer regular bike riding training to club members and the general public who are interested in acquiring the skills of BMX racing and to also promote cycling generally.