LITHGOW’S PUMP TRACK IS UNDERWAY
There’s a frenzy of activity going on at site right next to Lithgow’s Adventure Playground at Endeavour Park.
The team from Common Ground Trails in Western Australia have landed in town and are forging ahead with the city’s new Pump Track.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole was joined by Lithgow City Council Mayor Ray Thompson to inspect progress on the $522,353 development which has been made possible thanks to NSW Government funding.
“Last year the $1 million Lithgow Adventure Playground was officially opened at Endeavour Park and I am sure this latest development will also be welcomed by the wider community,” Mr Toole said.
A “pump track” is a venue for bike enthusiasts, giving young people a place to learn and work on their biking skills as well as a place they can socialise with their friends.
“The ‘pump track’ will not only serve as a place for sporting cyclists, but also a place for learners to practice their road craft before hitting the streets,” Mr Toole said.
“The design of the Lithgow track has been drawn up in consultation with young people as well as other sites to ensure we get the best features in this exciting development.
“Pump tracks can be ridden by cyclists of all ages and skill levels, so you don’t need a special kind of bicycle to take part in activities on them. This initiative comes in response to calls for diverse facilities for all youth, beyond skateboards and scooters.”
According to Eric Neal from Common Ground Trails the slope on the site makes it an ideal location for this type of track.
“We travel around Australia building different types of trails and tracks. We’re just living the dream.”