ON TRACK: Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan, Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson and members of the Clarence Valley BMX Club.
ON TRACK: Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan, Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson and members of the Clarence Valley BMX Club. Contributed

Asphalt upgrade for BMX track helps facility ahead of carnival

BMX: The Clarence Valley’s BMX riders are a whole lot safer with the completion of the asphalt sealing of the berm corners at the South Grafton track.

Volunteers with the Clarence Valley BMX Club have maintained the dirt corners for many years, regularly having to re-grade them after rain.

Two of the berm corners were asphalted two years ago, and now after a Federal funding grant the final two corners have been completed.

“The Clarence Valley BMX Club is over the moon with the asphalt sealing of the two remaining dirt berm corners,” BMX club president Greg Brown said.

“The Clarence Valley BMX track has grown from the old sale yard paddocks from years gone by to a BMX facility that the Clarence Valley can be proud of.

“What we are now seeing now is the result of many years of hard work.”

Funding for the recent completion of the last two corners was a joint effort between the Clarence Valley Sports Council, the Federal Government and fundraising by the club.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said it was a win for the local community.

“This is a great win for the club, which has well over 100 members, and the wider Clarence community,” he said.

“The upgrade will make the track safer for riders and require less maintenance by volunteers, allowing them to focus more on assisting the riders and growing the sport in the Clarence.”

The club now plans to resurface the rest of the track with a special blend of top soil before sealing it ready for the Clarence Valley BMX Carnival in July.

The carnival is expected to see hundreds of BMX riders descend on the Grafton track from July 6, through to State Series on July 10.



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