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Inspiring a generation: Stockport BMX track set for £300,000 summer revamp as part of Olympic legacy

By John Paul Shammas 

Major improvements – worth £300,000 – will be made to the Bruntwood Park BMX track in Cheadle this summer due to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. 

It is hoped the improved track, which will bear the Games’ Inspire mark, will attract BMX enthusiasts and people new to the sport. 

Sport England today revealed more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, which is part of the £150m ‘Places People Play’ legacy programme. 

Councillor Kevin Hogg, Executive Member for the Public Realm, said: “The funding award is excellent news. I would like to thank all those involved in the bidding process for their hard work. 

“People said it was a great idea which tapped into the current love for cycling and was something for all the family to do within the park.” 

The work will include improved facilities around the track, new coaching sessions, a BMX Club, bike hire and improved routes into and through the park.

Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, added: “The National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Stockport from the successful Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

“With so many clubs in Greater Manchester having benefitted from this fund and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”

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