Official Leamington Spa Track Opening & 4X Race Warwick District Council, working in conjunction with the University Of Warwick Mountain Bike Club, is holding the official opening of the new Campion Hills Cycle Track at 12.00 on Saturday 7th May. The track will be officially opened by Councillor Cheryl Flanagan at midday and will be followed by gate practice until the racing begins at 2pm.
There are four categories of entry:
- Youth - For Novice Riders Under 17 Years Of Age
- Senior - For Novice Riders Aged 17 Years and Older
- Exhibition, Under 17
- Exhibition, 17 And Older
The track and dirt-jumping area was funded entirely by Warwick District Council as part of their ongoing efforts to improve the provision of youth facilities. Councillor Cheryl Flanagan (Chair of the Facilities for Young People Working Party,) David Anderson (Parks Development Officer) and Nigel Bishop (Parks and Open Spaces Strategic Manager) worked with local riders and course designer Phil Saxena to revitalise a 1980's BMX track that had fallen into disrepair.
Work was completed in March as part of £100,000 investment across the district on youth provision which in turn was part of £1.2 million investment in facilities for young people. The site now boasts a landscaped race track suitable for 4X and BMX racing as well as a designated dirt-jumping area.