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Success for BMX flood lights launch night

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2023

BMX Club members at the floodlight launch

More than 100 riders of all age ranges attended Nuneaton BMX Club’s launch event.

It took place at the Greenmoor Road Recreation Ground in Nuneaton and celebrated the fact that club members can now ride all year round.

With the track now having lights, it also means the club can now organise activities when it gets dark, further improving it and keeping the community active.

A spokesman for the club’s committee said:

“The club was super excited to launch the lights, and we cannot wait for a full year worth of training, instead of only been able to do it in the summer.’’

The club, who have a licence to use the BMX track facilities at Greenmoor Road, received funding of £25,000 from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund to have facilities improved on the site, and the floodlights installed.

Other funding for the project included £4,250 from Warwickshire County Council Councillor’s Grant, £2,000 came from the Heart of England Community Foundation, and the Borough Council’s ‘Get Active for Life’ contributed £1,000.

The Council has set a key priority to address boroughwide physical inactivity.

The investment and opening of the Mountain Bike trails within the Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth last year, and investment into the BMX Tracks in Nuneaton will help support physical inactivity through free off-road accessible facilities.

The Council will support in making cycling more accessible for all residents of the Borough as well as improving the confidence of users with safe traffic free cycling facilities.

Within the plans for Bedworth Physical Activity Hub there will be further developments to cycling facilities within the Borough with the addition of a learn to ride facility.

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

“I am delighted that these new lights are fully in operation.

“To have more than 100 people attend the opening night was a tremendous achievement and bodes well for the club’s future.’’

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

“The new lights will benefit everyone connected to the club.

“Cllr Gutteridge and I saw first-hand the great work this club does when we attended a recent open day at the Miners’ Welfare Park organised by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in which the BMX club attended and hopefully the lights will allow the club to go from strength to strength.’’  

For more information about Nuneaton BMX Club, visit their website or Facebook page.