Official Leamington Spa Track Opening & 4X Race
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
Prizes will be given in the Youth and Senior categories, the exhibition categories are for more experienced riders keen to promote the sport to a wider audience. Damion Haines and the team from Hornton Hill will be organising race registration and running the motos. The cost of entry is just £2.50 for riders under the age of 17 and £4.00 for riders aged 17 years and over. Parking will be available on site for the event. Directions and entry form are available on www.warwickbike.co.uk. Registration and payment will be completed on the day.
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.