It’s April half term, schools have broken up and young people are looking for something to do. This Easter Dirt Factory has been asked to set up their mobile pump track in Little Hulton, Salford.
The Dirt Factory pump track was set up for two days and was free to use. Dirt Factory was also on hand to repair people’s bikes and provide bike maintenance workshops.
On the first day there was a total attendance of 18 people who gradually turned up for the two hour session. The majority of people were either riding their own bike or sharing Dirt Factory demo bikes. On the second day there was a total attendance of 24 people. It was clear that news had spread from the first day as there was a much higher attendance.
In total 42 people attended the bike sessions over two days and 38 people clocked up at least 1 hour of intense exercise each day, the youngest was age 5 and the eldest around 15. 93% of attendance was male.
The young people provided feedback and now the council are looking at funding more pump track sessions as well as wanting to hire the Dirt Factory Air Bag. Ideas were also discussed about building a permanent pump track or a small dirt trail within the wooded area in Peel Park.
Overall a very positive two days which has helped contribute to steering young people onto the right path in life. Riding a bike park, pump track or air bag is not just about riding, they are about people, building communities and providing a pathway into activity.
Dirt Factory is proud to have worked with the young people from Little Hulton to create opportunities for riders and communities in Salford.
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