Good Lord alive! The Lordship Loop has it’s official opening on December 3rd in Totting Hamz.
Remember the Tottenham Pump Track that we featured in Winter Digging a while back? Well she’s open for business on Dec 3rd.
The Trax mountain bike and BMX club are delighted to invite the local community of Tottenham and London, the wider bike community and all our members, friends and family to the official launch of The Lordship Loop bike park on Saturday Dec 3rd.
Lordship Loop is the exciting new 391 metre long pump track’ style trail loop suitable for both mountain bikes and BMX in Lordship Recreation Grounds in Tottenham, London.
Event: Lordship Loop Mountain bike and BMX track launch
Date and time: Saturday 3rd December at 10am
Meeting Location: Broadwater Farm Community centre, Adams Road, Tottenham, London
N17 6HE (next door to the bike track)
The Itinerary is a fun packed day:
10.00am-11.00am The Trax Annual General Meeting and nominations and votes for committee roles. Volunteer opportunities and awards ceremony.
11.00am Official opening of Lordship Loop
Rowan Sorrell and his Back on Track team will be there to anoint the virgin track for its first ride to show how the loop can be ridden
12.00pm We will run two sessions to let the youth use it first (only right). First are 8 – 10 year olds and then 11 – 16 year olds.
13.00pm open to all.
Loads on around the event like…
London Cycling Campaign (LCC) funded Dr Bike session.
Community and bike stalls.
Evans Cycles bikes
Including a lucky dip (BMX top prize). All proceeds to club funds
Mountain Bike Rider Magazine
International Mountain Bike Association
Lordship Rec Users Forum
Friends of Lordship Rec
Games and fun coaching activities going on all day including adult coaching on the day.
Face painting (All proceeds to club funds so nobody leaves until their face is painted)
Fun ballon shapes and a smoothie making bike
More pro riders like the Old Skull national 4X race team showing us how to ride the track
The Trax are also happy to announce we are now a Bike Club organisation with funding to help take us forward to both maintain the track and deliver on it the necessary coaching and promotion required to run a quarterly racing league with local youth and young adults. To make this project even more sustainable we have also just gained British Cycling Go Ride Racing status.
Frances Chaloner from Bike club contributed this statement…”As the Bike Club Officer for London , working for the Bike Club Consortium of three charities: CTC; UKYouth; ContinYou. I was delighted to support The Trax bid for one of our Bike Club Grants, which are funded by ASDA’s Pedal Power Campaign, to help upskill the group and make the Club more self sustaining. The Trax initiative will bring lots of new young people to cycling, improving their health, education and sense of community in a very safe environment which will appeal to their parents. In addition, it will help support a fabulous new MTB facility maximising the use of a valuable community resource. The long term sustainability of the project and the large number of young people the Trax Bike Club will benefit, impressed the Bike Club Consortium and secured The Trax a Bike Club Grant Award. I am looking forward to supporting The Trax Bike Club, as their Bike Club Officer, over their first year of activities at Lordship Loop.”
The Trax are also delighted to announce our affiliation with the IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) and their massively useful award of a tool grant as their kind support to ensure the loops and the clubs sustainability. The tools will be awarded on the day by Mark McClure, chairman of IMBA-UK. To find out more about the work of IMBA-UK or to join as an affiliate check out www.imba.org.uk
Evans Cycles will be supporting the track launch with a stall flaunting some of their latest offerings as well as raffling a 2012 BMX, various accessories and bike servicing with all proceeds going to the Lordship Loop and Trax club. Facilitating cycling and making it accessible to all is something Evans Cycles are passionate about and proactive in; “it’s a fantastic privilege to be involved in such a valued community project, and we look forward to creating a longer term relationship with the scheme” Leon, Evans Cycles Crouch End, Store Manager.’
“This much anticipated launch brings both a much needed community run facility for youth in Tottenham. The whole bike world and the local community are coming together to make this a sustainable venture. The launch heralds a new era of off road biking as it is brought to a new generation of riders in an urban setting. Hopefully the first of many, we welcome all to come and celebrate this historic day.” Daniel Mintz Chair of The Trax
If you are interested in setting up a stall in the hall, or donating prizes for our launch activities or sponsoring our awards etc then please get in touch.
The bike world comes to the local Tottenham community on Dec 3rd. Join in the fun. www.thetrax.co.uk