Access Sport imagine a future where every child has access to a bike, the skills and confidence to ride and a safe space to ride near home. Exciting off-road facilities make this possible, so it is brilliant to announce that the re-development of Stockwood Bike Track has begun.

Located in Stockwood Open Space, the facility is being re-developed as part of Access Sport’s Making Trax Programme by specialists track builders, Architrail Velosolutions.

The original facility had fallen into a state of disrepair. The redevelopment will transform it into a unique and exciting all-tarmac jump and pump track that blends into the local landscape. The new facility will offer a wide range of riding options for all ages and abilities, as well as being accessible for bikes, scooters and skateboards. This open access facility is also being accompanied by a new footpath connecting the track to nearby Whittock Road, a storage unit to provide a safe place to store community bikes and helmets and social space to watch the action on the track.

Stockwood Bike Track will become a brilliant resource for the local community, creating a safe and exciting place to learn to ride, increase cycling confidence and enhance bike handling skills.

Lucy Fisher, National Development Manager at Access Sport said, "We are delighted that the work is now underway on the re-development of Stockwood Bike Track. We hope that creating a unique and exciting facility here in Stockwood will inspire more people from the local area to get on their bikes and get active. This facility will become a great asset for Stockwood, and we hope it will become a thriving community cycling hub which will provide a wide range of opportunities for the local community to get involved whether that is through riding, coaching or volunteering“

Once completed, Access Sport will help the local community to activate the facility for both recreational and structured activity, which could include coached sessions, rock up and ride sessions, after school sessions, Wingz Cycling (inclusive cycling for anyone with an impairment and / or additional need), BMXercise (BMX specifically for women and girls) and our unique cycling outreach programme.

Watch this video to find out what it will mean to those in the local community.

“Councillors Jonathan Hucker and Graham Morris are delighted to see the start of the build for the new bike track in Stockwood. We have worked hard to secure this facility and, as one of only 4 in the city, will benefit children, young people and families in all parts of the Ward. To see such a large investment in our community is wonderful news and we hope many young people and families will get as much pleasure from using this facility as we will from delivering this facility. We must express our gratitude to Access Sport – without their involvement we would not be here today.” Councillor Graham Morris, Stockwood Ward

Thank you to the support of Access Sport, The London Marathon Charitable Trust, Enovert, John James Bristol Foundation and Bristol City Council who have enable this development to go ahead.

We are excited to see the finished facility in November and we hope many of you will be able to join us to celebrate its opening at the launch event. 

For further information on this development please contact Access Sport: [email protected]