Pumped for action
BIKE TRACK CATERS TO NEW AND OLD
COCKBURN residents of all ages are able to enjoy a new bike pump track in Yangebup thanks to the Yangebup Progress Association and residents.
The new $65,000 track at Perena Rocchi Reserve on the corner of Osprey and Moorhen drives includes sections for beginner and advanced riders.
Resident and association supporter Corey Gaidzionis said he had heard good reports from police officers in Karratha about the success of a pump track in the town as part of his work with Project ReCycle.
“I floated the idea with the council around 18 months ago but it was put on the backburner due to a lack of funds,” Mr Gaidzionis said.
“I approached Cockburn MLA Fran Logan about the project and applied for a community funding grant through the Local Projects Local Jobs program.
“Once this was approved, I approached Cockburn councillor Phil Eva and connected with the council to decide on a location and track design.”
A similar $60,000 project near the Ottey Neighbourhood and Family Centre with the support of Connecting South Lake is still being built and is expected to be completed by the end of July.
Both projects were made possible with funding from the State Government program.
Pump tracks are commonly made of clay, with a circuit of banked turns and features designed to be ridden by riders ‘pumping’ or creating momentum with up and down body movements.
City of Cockburn youth development officer Steve Atherton and Yangebup Progress Association chairman Corey Gaidzionis with brothers Jarrah and Raene Shalders.