Posted by: musselburghbmx | July 15, 2011

Progress 3 (15 July 2011)

Myself and Ian met with the architect and contractor today to walk the track and discuss the layout with them. This is a really positive development and it feels as if it’s all starting to gather momentum again. Those of you that have been down will notice that there’s been about 300 tonnes of dirt dumped in preparation for the track work!

The main points that we discussed with the council were to do with the layout. These were:

1. Increasing the length and width of the starting straight to get a full 8 man gate.
2. Building up and re-shaping the berms and jumps where we can.
3. Pulling the second last berm closer to the second straight and turned into a 180º. This should make it a faster corner where momentum is not lost.
4. Increasing the length of the last straight with plenty of scope to extend the proposed rhythm sections in the future.

Although there is limited pot of money available we are pushing for as much as we can (if you don’t ask you don’t get!) and will continue to do so! Keep your fingers crossed that the guys in the council will be able to stretch the budget a wee bit further for us.

The anticipated date for the works to begin is week commencing 25 July 2011 and should take a couple of weeks so hopefully things should move really quickly from here on in. Myself and Ian will be going on site throughout the build to make sure that the jumps are as challenging as they can be and that the flow of the track is good.

Finally, can we ask that everyone stays off the track when it is under construction. The area will effectively be a building site and carries all the dangers of a building site so if we can all respect the councils request that would be appreciated.

I think thats it for now. Its been a good day for Musselburgh and Scottish BMX.

We’ll post more when we know more and hopefully get some photographs up along with a track layout for you all to look at.

This is it… it’s going to be good!




  1. Brilliant guys. My boys are really looking forward to this – as am I. Have been down a lot recently and cannot wait to see it all finished. You both should be proud of yourselfs, well done. It will be great for Musselburgh to have a track again. Cheers.

    • Thanks for the positive feedback Johnny… we may very well need some help in the coming months as well so we’ll keep you posted!

  2. And we will be more than happy to come down and help clear all the rubbish, stones and weeds away if you need a hand.

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