Donation from Tytherington quarry helps make pump dream track a reality

Donation from Tytherington quarry helps make pump dream track a reality

A new pump track in Alveston, South Gloucestershire, has been officially opened thanks to support from Tytherington quarry.

The recreational facility for riders of all ages is the vision of Alveston Parish Council. The dream was made a reality due to several donations, including South Gloucestershire Council and from our nearby Tytherington quarry, which donated all the aggregates and asphalt for the project. 

The pump track is suitable for bikes, scooters and skateboards. Riders use their arms and legs to pump and gain momentum to carry them around the circuit. The track, located in Lime Kiln Field on Greenhill Road, was designed and built by Bristol-based Velosolutions UK and is suitable for riders of all skill levels.

John Graham, Chair of Alveston Parish Council, said: “It’s been great to see the pump track come to life. The launch event was a big success, with the expert riders putting on a gravity defying demonstration display. We’ve had amazing feedback from children, parents and expert riders about the quality and versatility of the track.

“We are very grateful to Heidelberg Materials, as its donation of all the stone and asphalt saved us around £25,000.” 

James Brown, Unit Manager at Tytherington quarry said: “The turnout for the launch event was testament to the support this fantastic project has from the local community, and we are delighted to be able to be a part of its success. I am sure that it is a facility that will be enjoyed by riders of all ages for years to come.”