Langley Green BMX Survey

We want your views about the BMX track in Langley Green. Your comments will help us improve the track in the future. Complete a questionnaire to get entered into a prize draw to win a custom-designed Nutcase street helmet.

The Wellbeing Team will be out doing face to face surveys at the BMX Track and Skate Park on the dates and times below:-

BMX Track (Langley Green) Tuesday

10-Apr

16:30

18:00

SkatePark (Southgate) Tuesday

10-Apr

19:00

21:00

SkatePark (Southgate) Wednesday

11-Apr

13:00

16:00

BMX Track (Langley Green) Wednesday

11-Apr

16:30

18:00

SkatePark (Southgate) Saturday

14-Apr

14:30

17:30

BMX track officially opened!

The town’s first BMX track was officially opened last week with demos and bike maintenance advice for keen BMXers.

The £75,000 inclusive track is one of just seven in the South East and was opened on Tuesday June 7 with a speech from the Mayor Cllr Carol Eade.

Councillor Lenny Walker, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture said: “This is an excellent piece of work by Community Services staff, residents and Members, and is a great addition to the town. It will hopefully attract users from far and wide and increase Crawley’s profile too.

“The most pleasing aspect about this project is that it’s designed with disabled users in mind and I really look forward to seeing everyone make the most of this fantastic new facility.”

The event saw Wheels for All adapted cycles ready for trying out; an impressive demo by Tony Fleming of Dirt Works BMX, the 40+ world champion 2008; and bike maintenance advice from Sibot BMX Store. 

Funding for the track, which is next to Cherry Lane Adventure Playground, was awarded to Crawley Borough Council from West Sussex County Council’s Aiming High for Disabled Children programme.

UPG Rehearsal – feat Malik Diouf

The UPG team have been in town recently, rehearsing for their brand new show! As well as Buster, Miranda, Sasha and Kurt, Malik Diouf from Yamakasi / Gravity style is also performing.

Here is a short clip of them……

 

Naming Comp Judging!

Thank you to everyone who submitted names for the features on the rad new Inclusive BMX Track in Crawley (see some here). All entries are being reviewed by our Judging panel and winners will be notified by Friday 17th June!

We will arrange for the winners DC Prizes to be sent out in the post and they will posted up on crawleyextreme.com next week! Official signage will be unveiled at our next BMX event later this summer!

Crawley BMX Track Opening!

Here are some photos (taken by Sean Tilbury, CFA Volunteer) from the Opening Event that took place on Tuesday evening!

A massive thank you to those involved with the BMX opening on Tuesday. This was a real team effort and thanks go out to all involved in supporting a successful opening.

 

May Half-Term Skateboarding Course

The May half-term Intermediate Skateboarding course was a great success! we had 4 fabulous days of sunshine and the young skaters were really on it!

Every one could drop in by the end of the week and had learned new tricks and stunts….STOKED!

for more info on Skateboarding courses at the Crawley Skatepark contact lucy.adams@crawley.gov.uk .

BMX Track finishing works

We are delighted that the new BMX track is already proving hugely popular but finishing touches are now being made so Crawley Borough Council is urging riders to exercise caution if they are using the site this week.

The builders need to be able to go about their jobs with the minimum of disruption so if you are asked not to ride please don’t. The official opening takes place on June 7th, after which all of the fences will be removed.

Also PLEASE DON’T LITTER and show some respect for your new track. The bins are on there way!

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