Marsh Tracks is an award winning brand new and exciting venture in Rhyl, North Wales. It comprises of a 1.3 km closed circuit road cycling track and a national standard BMX race track featuring a Bensink start gate (exactly the same as the 2012 Olympic BMX track) and challenging jumps and berms. This will be a traffic free arena for cycle sport where children and adults can train, coach, compete and spectate in a safe environment. Facilities include a meeting and changing rooms with showers and toilets all of which may be used by other sports and leisure pursuits such as running, Duathlons, hand cycling, inline skating and Nordic walking/skiing. The track is surrounded by a significant biodiversity and nature development, which includes a camping area and free carparking.
Thanks to funding from Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN), The Foundation for Sports and Arts, and the Strategic Regeneration Area (SRA) board via Denbighshire County Council, the £1.5m project was completed in March 2011.
Marsh Tracks will not only benefit and develop cyclists from the region by offering qualified coaches across all diciplines, it is also part of an important development in the plan to regenerate the town of Rhyl. The project will provide opportunities for young people, particularly from deprived areas, to take part in sport at low cost, and there are strong links to schools, the wider community and tourism. Our plans have huge support from Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Assembly Government.
Pioneered by the 500 strong Glan Morfa Cycle Association, there has been enormous interest from cycling and sporting clubs, as well as schools and organisations for the disabled. Marsh Tracks is already taking bookings for local and national events for 2012 and beyond.