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5th Track of the BMX Legacy Project Opens in Tower Hamlets

Access Sport is delighted to announce the completion of a new BMX track in Mile End Park. The opening of this new track will be marked by a launch event on Saturday, October 13th, 2pm – 6pm.

This new, open-access community track in Mile End Park is the fifth BMX track to open as part of Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Project. Over the last 18 months the project has produced a lasting legacy to the Olympic Games by creating five new community BMX clubs and five brand new tracks in the Olympic host boroughs.

Both the BMX Legacy Project and the Mile End track received financial support from Tower Hamlets Borough Council and the Mayor of London’s Sports Legacy Programme.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson: “I’m delighted to support the development of community BMX tracks like this one. What is more, to have a volunteer-led club like Tower Hamlets BMX based at the facility ensures that people from all backgrounds will have the chance to get involved in this amazing sport.” The track is open to the public and used several times each week by Tower Hamlets BMX Club, both for club sessions and outreach sessions with local schools, youth clubs and community groups. The track will also hold competitions as part of the London BMX Time-trail series and between school teams from across London.

Founded in 2004 Access Sport is a dynamic charity whose mission is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport. Access Sport ambassadors include James Cracknell, Bradley Wiggins, David James and Gail Emms.

Team GB star Shanaze Reade supported the BMX Legacy Project from the start: “BMX is my life and passion. I was a young kid when I got into racing so I am right behind Access Sport and British Cycling’s project to create 5 new BMX clubs in east London.”

For more information please refer to the project’s webpage http://www.accesssport.org.uk/bmxlegacy or contact Project Lead Joe McTague, joe.mctague@accesssport.co.uk

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