Preston’s revamped BMX track plays host to a national competition in May.Advertisement
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the home of the Preston Pirates to see 600 riders compete.
Saturday 24 May and Sunday 25 May will see high flying jumps and high speed duals at the Fishwick track.
British and European champions are to be among the pack of riders.
Kyle Evans, academy rider at the Pirates, said: “As a British Cycling Programme rider I am really pleased to be part of Preston Pirates BMX Club and help with the success it has had over the years.
“When I go down to the club its great to see how all the participants integrate together with World and European Championship riders linking in with the grassroots stuff the club delivers.”
In August last year the revamped Pirates track was reopened.
£100,000 was pumped into the work on the track by Preston city council and a number of local businesses.
Evans said: “The recent injection of funding has enabled the club to improve the facility on London Road with an improved track which is now national standard and the addition of floodlights for all year round training.
“The structured programme of coaching that is delivered at Preston alongside the improved facilities will help sustain and build for the future and hopefully see the club produce some more talented bmx racers.
“I am looking forward to competing in the British Cycling National Event in May on my
home track and hopefully do the club proud.”
BMX world champion Liam Phillips and a number of other Olympic elite riders will appear at the London Road track.
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