Red Bull Pump Track World Championship

North Lanarkshire to host UK Qualifier on 17 August

Pump track

Thrilling sports action is heading for North Lanarkshire this August...

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championships UK qualifiers will take place at the Wishawhill Wood Pump Track on Saturday 17 August.

Pump tracks are a worldwide success, combining rolling jumps with banked turns and they are accessible to all.

Riders use the track features to gain momentum and attack the track as fast as possible.

Red Bull have teamed up with Velosolutions to bring the competition to over 20 cities across the globe with riders battling it out in the hope of securing a place at the grand final.

The championship continues to unite BMX and MTB riders with its new format which ensures that both bikes compete on a level playing field. Riders will battle it out in a timed pursuit competition in which competitors will ride head to head.

North Lanarkshire will host the UK qualifier at the newly opened Wishawhill Wood Pump Track in Craigneuk (Wishaw).

The track was built by the council and the work was carried out by renowned international pump track specialists Velosolutions who transformed the area of wasteland in to a world class track with the support of the local community.

The facility is supported by Socialtrack, Glencassels Community Development Project and Craignuek Community Council. The asphalt pump track is 260m in length and has a rather unique pinball triple berm section.

Claudio Caluori, CEO at Velosolutions said "The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship has advanced the sport of pump track racing to a whole new level. It was impressive to see how hard professionals and amateurs battled it out on Velosolutions Pump Tracks around the world".

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