Barry Nobles checked out Manchester Platt Fields BMX track whilst he was over here for the SX event.
It’s always good to see that the top riders make time to go and have a look at the local tracks and chat with the riders there .
“GoPro lap around Platt Fields park BMX track in Manchester England. Wish more tracks in the states were like this.”
He makes it all look a bit to easy eh , I remember pedalling my nuts off to jump the doubles on the second straight only to get a proper frame stretcher!! and Barry is just coasting around ha, here is what he said about Platt Fields on FB.
“Rode Platt Fields Park BMX track today here in Manchester, England. One of the most fun amateur tracks I’ve ridden in awhile. No pro set either. No reason we shouldn’t have more tracks like this in the states.
I watched kids who looked like they rolled in from the street and were having a blast on loaner bikes. Track operators don’t be scared to pack jumps into tight straights or add an extra roller somewhere. It’s only going to make our younger BMXers better for the future.
The 40+ guys, I love seeing you guys still riding but I’ve seen too many jumps being changed because a dad couldn’t ride it well. Why is that? because everything we have now is jumpable for all skill levels.
I love this sport and just want to see the progression growing and back wheels leaving the ground.
Anyone ever have questions. I’d love to help in anyway I can. No matter where the track is”