BMX track re­design cel­e­brated

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

The per­son who spear­headed the re­design of the Mata­mata BMX track, Sport Waikato area co-or­di­na­tor Lou Beer, says the date of an of­fi­cial ‘‘give it a go’’ day is yet to be de­cided on.

A meet­ing will be held to­day to de­cide this, but Beer said it would be some­time dur­ing the sum­mer school hol­i­days. The date will be ad­ver­tised on the track’s Face­book page.

She said both lo­cals and peo­ple from out of town were al­ready en­joy­ing the track.

The next stage is to cre­ate a Mata­mata BMX Club and then make the track us­able for races by in­stalling a start­ing gate.

Beer said she and the rid­ers were grate­ful for the Mata­mata- Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil’s help with the track re­design.

She was es­pe­cially ap­pre­cia­tive of the coun­cil’s co­or­di­na­tor op­er­a­tions and projects man­ager, Bryan Turner, who had gone ‘‘above and beyond’’ to help while also pitch­ing in at work­ing bees.

Photo: TERESA HAT­TAN

FI­NALLY FIXED: Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil coun­cil­lors Garry Stan­ley, Brian Hunter, Leonie Tisch, BMXer Ross Tay­lor, coun­cil­lor Bob McGrail, mayor Jan Barnes and BMXer Ziggy Burch, show off the redesigned and resur­faced Mata­mata BMX track. The coun­cil re­cently funded the fix-up 10 years after the track was first started.

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