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Brilliant news. Pump track to open

We are delighted to announce that the pump track is to open this Friday November 3rd at 3.30pm

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Come along for 3.30pm on Friday to the official opening of the track, watch Kye Forte the designer and Professional Freestyle BMX rider at Red Bull, DC shoes, Oakley, United bike co, demonstrate what can be done on the track and then have a go yourself,

Please note, helmets should be worn and padding of arms and legs is recommended .

ALL WELOME

UPDATE

After two and a half years of planning and fundraising we are thrilled that the pump track is up and running and available for the local community to use.  Work started on building the pump track in September and due to the weather conditions it took much longer than was originally anticipated. During this time were very proud of the respect shown by the young people in Bow to the workers and their restraint in keeping off the track until it was ready. 

On Friday 3rd November Kye Forte, who has been the UK BMX champion and who also designed and built the track, talked about the etiquette of using the pump track, the need to wear a helmet and the recommendation that padding is worn on arms and legs. He then did a demonstration to show everyone how to ride including some spectacular jumps!  

Thanks are due to the many people who supported us both through grants, attending fundraising events and putting them on. These include the Post Code lottery, Den Brook, Bow Parish Council and Viscount Avery who gave us grants. Early on we had help from Gemma, drawing the thermometer of money raised and helping us with running a stall at different events.  Emma and Toby wrote letters which we used in support of several grant applications. Jamie and Ryan also helped us with the perspective of young people and made suggestions.  They all helped with a questionnaire which meant that we had a good cross section representing peoples’ views. A special thanks to Kirsty and family who put on a Hallowe’en event last year, Karen and family for designing and selling Christmas cards and calendars and for picking and selling strawberries, Archie and Oscar for walking, swimming and running miles, Bow Garden Centre for the fish food money and to everyone who participated or attended the Murder Mystery, Singo Bingo, Cocktail Night, Mr and Mrs, Bingos and Quiz Evenings. These events were a lot of fun and very successful thanks to the support of the Village Hall Committee. We would also like to express our grateful thanks to the organisations that gave us grants, including Denbrook, Viscount Avery the parish council and The Postcode Lottery.