The Coronavirus-enforced lockdown prompted unprecedented numbers of people into the outdoors, mingling in the local parks, exploring pathways with the family and generally “getting out the house!”. While it is brilliant to see so many new cyclists and people enjoying newfound pleasure in the outdoors, it left those living in the city with limited options when it comes to daily exercise – the local parks and canal paths are so busy it was impossible to adhere to the 2-meter social distancing rule.
The sensible and most responsible thing is to stay at home entirely, as advised by our government. With this in mind, Trailcoach
founder Ramsay got to work in his back garden… building a pumptrack!
The dry spring weather has baked the clay nice and hard for a fast-rolling surface, and thanks to the odd day or two of rain to help smooth out the bumps and fills the cracks, the track is now pumping in both directions and running sweet!
The whole process is documented on video, so if you’re interested you can watch all the episodes on Ramsay’s YouTube channel. Don’t forget to grab some popcorn! Can we have a shot?
As we move into lockdown easing, Yes! We now invite you to come and ride the pumptrack!!!
Locals will be able to book a slot on the track to come and get some exercise and have some fun in a socially-distant and responsible manner – one person, or one family/household at a time. Wee kids and big kids are all welcome!
It is FREE to use – book your 25 min slot online here
The mighty rainbow lays praise and thanks to the bravery of the NHS staff and keyworkers and acts as a beacon of hope and positivity to everyone