This project has been set up to build a National Standard BMX Race Track on land at Carn Brea in Cornwall which will put the county clearly on the map for the future of BMX Racing. At this stage we need your help to raise money which will be used as matched-funding to secure the larger funding required to build this fantastic new facility.
We have worked really hard to get to this stage of this project – IT IS NOW YOUR TURN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
Cornwall BMX Racing Club is a well-established racing club with a growing membership and significant record of achievements at local, Regional, National and International levels. The club is British Cycling affiliated and has Go-Ride accreditation, with British Cycling qualified in-house coaches that provide regular training sessions.
We are based in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the south west of England and want you to come and experience all of our fantastic assets whilst also being able to ride a top class BMX Race facility – SUN, SAND, SURF and BMX RACING….what more could you ask for?
This new track will become a centre of excellence over time with exemplar National facilities to allow the continuous development of riders. The track will support riders by providing qualified coaches who are able to inspire and develop riders to meet their own goals and targets. Whilst the track’s key objective is to provide National BMX Racing within easy reach of the main conurbations of Camborne, Redruth, Pool and Truro, it will be developed and located to attract all levels of riders from wider-reaching areas.
The track will act as a hub of activity and capture your aspirations whether you want to simply fun free-ride with friends, become a Cornish Champion, compete at Regional level, take on the National BMX Race Series or represent Great Britain at World and international level. It is planned to use a blend of initiatives to ensure that the club secures incomes streams which in turn will ensure sustainability of the facilities.
…And so the 2016 SW BMX Regional Championships is over so we hope that you all enjoyed your time in Cornwall.
Congratulations to all of the SW1 winners you rode in pretty tough conditions and deserve your titles.
Thank you to everyone that came along and raced in championships – healing vibes to those that fell.
Special thanks to all of the awesome Cornwall BMX Racing Club team that made the effort to ensure that the track and facilities were ready to go – whilst also being there running registration, finish line, cafe, sweet shop, BBQ…..etc
Huge thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters who helped to make the event possible.
Particular thanks to those that grabbed some tools once the rain came in especially the Exeter BMX crew with Carl Harris; and our own guys that kept working on the track throughout the racing Carl Cope, Martin Northcott and BridgetMartyn Kistle.
Thanks to Steve Leggett and the BC Commissiare team for keeping everything running to schedule.
Huge thanks to Mike Sharpe aka DJ-Ispy……the guy is a genius with the music and was incredibly enthusiastic throughout the day and late into the night. If you have any events please feel free to contact him…….he is “simply the best!”
We hope that this year we brought you an event which you will positively recall for many years……
Thanks to Danny Taylor and Karen Wood at Strider for their support with the Rocker and Balance Bike racing…..two new “SW1s” and hopefully something that others will repeat in the future……(34 Rocker racers is insane!)
Well doen to all of the Cornwall BMX riders – you did a great job with some fantastic results…..very proud.
Lastly to those that stayed last night please enjoy Cornwall today and remember that the swimming pool and surf school are open. Walks along the beach and over the sand dunes are free – what an incredible venue!
I will apologise now if I have missed any names…..but thank you if I have.
We hope that you all have a safe journey home, see you all soon.
Communities in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network Area have been awarded a total of £47,300 to help them run local services and organisations. The grants have been awarded by the area’s Community Network Panel, using money allocated from Cornwall Council’s ‘Local Devolution Fund’.
The Local Devolution Fund, which totals £608,000, has been divided between Cornwall’s 19 Community Network Panels. It can be used to support the devolution of Cornwall Council services and assets to town and parish councils, and other local organisations, or to support local partnership working projects.
Cornwall BMX Racing Club, who are planning on using the funding to provide a world class facility at Carn Brea so that the young people of Cornwall can compete on a national level.
Mark England, Chairman of Cornwall BMX Racing Club, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and its partners to develop a much needed high standard BMX Racing facility in Cornwall. We are grateful to Cornwall Council for this contribution towards taking on the management and development of this community sports facility which also has wider benefits to the whole of the South West and will attract riders from across UK.”
Big thank you to Lesley Reynolds and everyone else that helped organise the Regional Parade which was brilliant.
Must mention a few names for their outstanding results;
Joanna Clare Kistle – British Champion to add to her National Series Champion title (if you get the chance watch her Brits final!)
Charlotte Green – British #2
Micah Pritchard – British #6
Yasmin England – British #6
Scott Hoare – British #6
Andy Coryn – British #7
Abi Roberts – British #8 Cruiser
Imagine the true potential of Cornish riders if they had a National Standard BMX Race Track to practice on regularly……..so we are going to build one with all of your help please – SUN, SAND, SURF and BMX Racing in sunny Cornwall…….watch this space!