The Brighton Pump Track Opens
After a 3 year wait, the Brighton Pump Track has finally opened. Proposed and designed by local father-son riders Tim and Bill Voss, and built by Trail Scapes, with the help of the City of Holdfast Bay, the $28,000 bicycle track and surrounding facility was a Fund My Neighbourhood project.
Fund my Neighbourhood is a State Government of SA initiative aimed at engaging community involvement in beautifying local open spaces. The Brighton Pump Track allows riders to use their own momentum, in a pumping action, to make their way around the track without pedalling – actually a lot more difficult than it sounds.
Terrain products were instrumental in the beautification of the space, with the Rotary Club of Somerton Park choosing a Skillion Shelter for the space, as well as creating a number of nice garden beds to help bring some native greenery to the area adjacent to the train line. The new shelter, BBQ and table setting allows parents and friends to sit and enjoy the space while the kids ride the track.
I’ve, over the years, in my previous life, dealt with many companies, and I know when I see good customer service. And [Terrain] know actually how to service clients very, very well! …hassle free installation.
The Skillion Shelter was specified 8m x 4m in size, with front screening. It was erected over a concrete slab and an existing table setting re-installed underneath the shelter. The Rotary Club also installed a handy bike repair station, featuring tools and pump, for the bike riders to use for maintenance.
The facility was officially opened by the Acting Mayor, Amanda Wilson, who unveiled a plaque detailing the partnership between the Rotary Club of Somerton Park and the City of Holdfast Bay. At the official opening, Steve, Jayne and Lindy from Terrain Group dropped in to cook a free barbecue for all of the council workers and members who were involved with the build.