Work well worth the big smiles

BMXers get stuck into track

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

The Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil has agreed to fund the re-de­sign of the Mata­mata BMX track and progress has been quick, Sport Waikato area co-or­di­na­tor Lou Beer says.

Lo­cal an­i­mal feed sup­plier J Swap Con­trac­tors not only do­nated fill from their Bur­wood Rd project but they do­nated a dig­ger driver so track de­signer Will Peck could in­struct where the dirt should go.

They now have the big­gest moun­tain in Mata­mata; a five me­tre start­ing gate, she said.

BMX rid­ers rolled up their sleeves and picked up rakes and shov­els to smooth out all the hills on Satur­day.

This com­ing Satur­day another work­ing bee.

Once the lime is on, the track will be ride­able but could still have ‘‘nice things’’ like a con­creted start­ing gate.

She said the group has been amaz­ingly en­thu­si­as­tic.

‘‘Ross Tay­lor was smil­ing like all his Christ­mases had come at once when he was test­ing out some of the slopes.’’

She said the work of restart­ing the club and re­design­ing the track was worth it to see a teenager smile like that.

She said the track should be done by mid to late Oc­to­ber.

There will be a ‘‘try out the track day’’ on Novem­ber 2 as part of Sport Waikato’s Gear up for Sum­mer bike fes­ti­val.

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