Temporary BMX track to test the ground for possible new biking facility in Portsmouth

BMXers will be heading to Hilsea on Good Friday
BMXers will be heading to Hilsea on Good Friday
Theresa Paddon with her two children, Lee, 18 months, and Darren, three, at their home in Leigh Park

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BIKERS from across the city will be able to tailwhip and flip their way across a temporary BMX track in Hilsea on Good Friday.

Young riders are being called to use the facility, which will be set up opposite the Blue Lagoon, from 11am until 4pm.

The track is being used as a testing ground for a BMX pump track which could be built in the north of the city.

No formal plans have been submitted for the site yet by Portsmouth City Council.

However, it’s hoped the new track could improve the fitness of youngsters within the city and boost the sport’s standing.