Tuesday 8 November 2011

Lordship Loop mountain bike and BMX pump track launch 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 they 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.
  • Face painting (All proceeds to club funds so nobody leaves until their face is painted)

“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 mountain 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

The Trax are 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

If you are interested in setting up a stall in the hall, or donating prizes for their 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


  1. I call it the 1% as they are the people it has actually been built for
    The track is built for elite riders and fails to offer the opportunity for those of less ability to bridge the divide between simply rolling over a series bumps to being able to develop the skills needed to ride the track to its potential. At its opening, I watched elite riders skipping over moguls on their back wheel wondering what the track provided for children who will never attain those skills. Too many of the sections simply kill any speed you have built up, there should have been sections for people to accomplish and learn what is needed to progress to more challenging sections.

    The basic premise of any form of inclusive education is scaffolding activities to allow people to attain their potential rather than patronising them with ‘well at least you can just roll over the bumps’….. So if this park is provided for local people it certainly fails to be inclusive and as such is clearly unfit for purpose.

    The jump park at Learnie, the bike park at Kielder and especially the skills loop at Dalbettie are the best examples I know where riders are able to develop their skills, of course the problem is they are all more than 300 miles away, the real shame is the missed opportunity of providing something of real use to the local community.
    PS it is not actually even a loop….

  2. Some may begin, many will simply give up, most will not even make an attempt

    What is left is the elite

    But who cares for local people when your clique get something that suits them


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