Buller District Council

Pump track gets off the ground

10th December, 2021

The VeloSolutions team got off to a cracking start this week creating Buller’s new pump track at Victoria Square.

The first berms of the track were shaped within the first days after the crew arrived. Shaping the berms involved moving and shaping large amounts of gravel before compacting into shape. This forms the underlaying foundation for the pump track.

Next week the asphalt is due to be laid. This will seal the gravel foundation and create the surface to ride on. This is planned for Monday to Wednesday if the weather allows.

Buller Cycling Club treasurer Glenn Irving says: “Laying down the asphalt is the next big step for the project. We will need about ten people on wheelbarrows each day to move the asphalt and spread it around the track.

If people have got some time on these days and can lend us a few hours, the Buller Cycling Club would really appreciate it.  We have some wheelbarrows available, but if people can bring one with them that would be really useful.”

Volunteers who want to help can meet the crew at the pump track at Victoria Square, Monday – Wednesday next week between 8:30am and 3pm.  Volunteers should park on Lyndhurst St to minimise vehicles within the square.

Buller Cycling Club treasurer Glenn Irving said the community support behind this project has been incredible.

“There have been heaps of people, businesses, and organisations helping to make this project happen, including Buller District Council, who had faith in us and got us started with some revitalisation funding, the West Coast Community Trust, West-Trak, South Peak Homes, Mitre10, Craig Neal Plumbing, Norwood Farm Machinery, Adam’s Construction, Rainbow Cake Kitchen, Buller Tree Services, RPS, Sean Casey and Westport New World.

We couldn’t have pulled this off without this support. If we get a good team of willing wheel barrow volunteers next week this will help a lot and hopefully set us up to be able to ride the pump track during the Christmas holidays. “

Photo: The pump track at Victoria Square taking shape. Credit: Nomade Audio & Video

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Project supporters

  • Adam’s Construction
  • Norwood Farm Machinery
  • Rainbow Cake Kitchen
  • South Peak Homes
  • West-Trak
  • Ryan Stechman
  • Sean Casey
  • West Coast Community Trust
  • Westport New World
  • Bazil’s Hostel
  • Martin’s Mitre 10
  • Craig Neil Plumbing
  • Nomad Audio and Video

 

 

For more information please contact:

Glenn Irving
Treasurer
Buller Cycling Club
glenn@cgwl.co.nz

Krissy Trigg
Acting Group Manager Community Services
Buller District Council
krissy.trigg@bdc.govt.nz

 

 

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