New bike, scooter and skateboard track planned for Weymouth

A new track for bikes, scooters and skateboards, which is the first of its kind in Britain, will be installed in Weymouth.

Plans to install the new pump-track at Wyke Regis Playing Fields are underway and should be completed by the end of this year.

The 40 metre long pump-track facility will be suitable for bikes, scooters and skateboards and will provide a safe place for these to be used. The maintenance free pump-track will replace the current mud mounds which over the years have become unstable and not fit for purpose.

The pump-track will be installed by the company, Maverick, which specialises in the design and creation of spray concrete skate parks. It will be the first time a council has provided an outdoor, free to use, standalone pump track in the United Kingdom.

If weather permits, work will start at the end of November and it is hoped that the pump-track will be ready in time for the Christmas holidays.

Councillor Kate Wheller, Community Facilities Briefholder at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said: “This is a really exciting project, especially as it will be the first of its kind to be installed in the United Kingdom!

“There has been great demand for a facility where children can ride their bikes, scooters and skateboards safely. I think it is so important to provide these facilities to encourage people to be active and get outdoors. I am really looking forward to seeing the end result.”