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Come and enjoy BMX and Mountain Bike skills at an open day at Miners’ Welfare Park, Bedworth

Published on Friday, 18th August 2023

BMX day fun at Miners' Welfare Park

It will be fun for all the family when Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, in conjunction with Nuneaton BMX Club, hosts an Open Day.

The event takes place on Saturday, 2 September, from 11am to 2pm at Bedworth's Miners’ Welfare Park.

It is a free access event for people to see and enjoy the mountain bike facilities at the park.

This will be a recorded event to promote the facilities, so wear your best smiles on if you are coming along.

The BMX Club will be showing off their skills and demonstrating how fun the tracks are.

Cllr Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment, said:

“This will be a fantastic day and we would like to invite the public to come along, especially if they would like to find out more about the world of BMX and mountain biking.

“We want to offer as many opportunities as we can for people to get involved with sports and outdoor activities and these facilities allow people of all ages to do just that.”

 Cllr Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said:

“This is going to be a great free event, in our local Bedworth park, where people can learn new skills.

“The bike trails are already very well used and this event will show just how much fun they are.’’

A club spokesman said:

“Nuneaton BMX Club is delighted to support the council and Active4Life at the MTB trails event.

“It's fabulous to see varied cycling opportunities in the Borough especially where more and more children and adults can enjoy the facilities as families.

“Although they're different cycling disciplines, BMX and MTB riders share many skills and often transfer them from the trails to the tracks enabling them to become confident in both disciplines.

“Hopefully once riders have mastered the trails in Bedworth, they'll look to extend their skills onto the BMX track and come and get involved in the club.

“This winter, for the first time, with support from British Cycling Places to Ride, NBBC, Warwickshire County Councillors, Heart of England and UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Nuneaton BMX Club will be able to hold coaching at the track due to the recent installation of new floodlights  at the Greenmoor Road Recreation Ground in Nuneaton.

“Get in touch with the club via Facebook for more information!’’

 For more information about the trails themselves, visit the Get Active for Life Website.

The sports facilities were officially opened last February by Nigel Huddleston, Under-secretary of State for Sport, Heritage and Tourism and since then, the track has been used on 65,567 occasions.

Funding was provided by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Sport England, as well as British Cycling, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports.

Please Note:

We strongly encourage users to follow the guidance and ensure they have suitable experience before they tackle each trail and appropriate cycling equipment including a helmet should be worn.

The hardest, (red) trail is suitable only for proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills.

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