Work well worth the big smiles
BMXers get stuck into track
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.