Pump up the jam: new bicycle pump tracks to be built in Yangebup and South Lake


Back: Cockburn councillor Philip Eva, Kevin and Marie Brand, Leigh Chatt, Cr Chontelle Sands, City of Cockburn community development manager Gail Bowman and Corey Gaidzionis; (front) Cockburn MLA Fran Logan and City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett at the site of Yangebup’s new bicycle pump track. Picture: City of Cockburn
Back: Cockburn councillor Philip Eva, Kevin and Marie Brand, Leigh Chatt, Cr Chontelle Sands, City of Cockburn community development manager Gail Bowman and Corey Gaidzionis; (front) Cockburn MLA Fran Logan and City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett at the site of Yangebup’s new bicycle pump track. Picture: City of Cockburn

TWO new bicycle pump tracks will be established in Cockburn this year, with the sod turned for work to begin on the first in Yangebup.

The tracks, popular with BMX and mountain bike riders, will be built at Yangebup’s Perena Rocchi Reserve and Broadwater Park in South Lake from May, with completion set for July.

The $125,000 tracks funded by the State Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs program will also include trees to be retained at the Yangebup site on the corner of Osprey and Moorhen drives where the looping 150m track has the support of Yangebup Progress Association.

Trees will also be retained at the South Lake track which will be near the Ottey Neighbourhood and Family Centre.

The project, which had the support of local residents group Connecting South Lake, will also include a new basketball half-court.

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.

A similar track established at Dixon Park in Hamilton Hill has proven popular with the community since it opened last July.

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