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Horsham’s new pump track is declared open

New Pump track declared open

11 Feb 2019

Residents and local cyclists gathered at the new BMX pump track at Highwood Village for its official opening on Sunday 10 February, enjoying a display by a professional bike stunt display team before taking to the track themselves to test it out.

Horsham District Council in conjunction with Berkeley Homes has constructed the new track as part of the new Highwood Village development between the A24 and Hills Farm Lane in Horsham.

Featuring lots of hills and jumps, the 200 metre long track is perfect for older children and teenagers, whether they be beginners or experienced riders, and is the first of its kind for Horsham District.

Created as a community open day, the event also included the launch of an exciting new public sculpture project as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019.

Local artist Jon Edgar will use the input of local people to progress a five tonne stone sculpture on the Highwood Village site as a way of developing the new community’s identity and creating a sense of place for the new village.

It is great news that the new pump track is now open for the enjoyment of everyone. It is a superb facility which opens up a whole new sporting experience for our District and is suitable for lots of ages and abilities.

“It will also be interesting to watch the new art sculpture evolve throughout the year.

“Using input from residents and passers- by and encouraging members of the community to experiment with carving is a unique way to create a sculpture which will leave a lasting legacy long after the Year of Culture celebrations are complete.”

Horsham District Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Nigel Jupp

The Pump Track was officially declared open by Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr Peter Burgess and Berkeley Homes Marketing Director Ben Annetts.