Preston pirates re-development goes ahead thanks to local social business

Recycling Lives has joined forces with Preston Pirates BMX Club and generously sponsored their track redesign, enabling the new track to be launched next month!

With the track redesign underway, a shortfall in funding meant the track opening may have been delayed or postponed without additional financing. Recycling Lives were delighted to help out the local club and offered to sponsor Preston Pirates so as the redesign could be completed.

The BMX track is the latest social initiative to be supported by Recycling Lives, who also sponsor a local football team and run a social welfare charity. The enterprise provides homeless people with accommodation, work placements and training opportunities and helps Residents return to independently living

Originally built in 2006, the track has undergone a complete restyle and now caters for riders of all standards. The track, which is home to the World No. 1 BMX rider and scores of champion riders, welcomes an average of over one hundred children every weekend.

With children from as young as six being able to ride at the club and bike and safety equipment rental available from just £2, Recycling Lives hopes the new track will benefit the community and local children embrace sport.

Daniel Jackson, Sales Director at Recycling Lives commented on their latest venture saying:

“We are delighted to sponsor Preston Pirates BMX track and look forwarding to supporting local riders. With Preston Pirates being home to some of the nation’s best riders, we were happy to help ensure the track was brought up to national standard with flood lights added to increase visibility and safety.

“Recycling Lives is committed to supporting social enterprise and hopes the track will be of benefit to existing riders and the community as a whole.”

The celebrate the new redesign and track launch an Opening Party is being held on 10th August at the Preston Pirates BMX Club and the club are urging members of public to come and take part in the event.

Preston Pirates were grateful to receive the additional sponsorship, with Neil Brooks from the club commenting:

“Preston pirates are proud to have Recycling Lives as a track sponsor for our new national standard BMX track. The support Recycling Lives has given our club will enable the riders to develop their skills to progress and improve their ability ready to compete at all levels of racing and to continue to be one of the most successful BMX clubs in the UK.

“The new facility will enable the community to take advantage of an outstanding facility supported not only by recycling lives but a dedicated team of volunteers and coaches who put their own time into supporting the club and its members. This is an exciting time for the club and Recycling Lives and along with the Guild Wheel opened last year it is putting Preston on the map for cycling.”