The Hawkenbury Village Association has backed the idea to install a Pump Track in the Hawkenbury Recreation Ground. This idea was first presented back in 2017. In the proceeding years until now the idea has gained momentum and we now have a design that is suitable for a planning application.
Kent County Council has also backed the idea through a combined members grant from Councillor Catherine Rankine, which has provided part funding for the pump track design.
More information on this page Hawkenbury Pump Track ‘Design’ supported by KCC!
Claire HItchings a local athlete who has represented Great Britain in Duathlon and Triathlon, winning a world championship in her age category has backed the installation of the pump track. See the following link to a video where Claire and her daughter Flavia explain the reasons for thier support. Kent athlete Claire Hitchings pledges support Hawkenbury Pump Track
The HVA are now at a stage where we want to get as much feedback from residents of Hawkenbury who will be most effected by the pump track and the wider population of Tunbridge Wells who will all benefit from use of the pump track. The HVA plan to collate the feed back from residents
This page will provide links to all kinds of information on the proposed Hawkenbury Pump Track.
The first link is to the slide pack presented at the Tunbridge Wells Town Forum in January 2020. This set of slides was also used at the drop in at the Royal Victoria place last year. The slides provide an overview of what a pump track and the potential benefits to users and the community.
Click the following link to see the slide -> Hawkenbury Pump Track Presentation 2020
Whats it like to ride a pump track you may ask? Well the HVA went to Newhaven where a very popular pump track was installed in the summer of 2019 and created point of view video so you can see.
Click the link to find out! -> Whats is like to ride pump track?
Pump tracks are an asset to the community and are being installed up and down the country. They are somewhere young people can come an learn new skills, get fit and make new friends. A good example of a positive affect on a community is Wishaw in Scotland where the installation of the pump track has had many tangible benefits so much so the council used it as an example for others.
See the report in the following link -> Wishawhill Wood Pump Track
If you are a user of Facebook you can keep up to date with a page dedicated to promoting the Hawkenbury Pump Track and features pictures and videos of pump tracks being built and ridden all over the world.