This is our largest ever grant and will go towards the development of their London BMX Legacy Programme. London BMX was set up as part of the Olympic legacy programme with the aim of building new BMX tracks and clubs to encourage young people into cycling. There are now 15 London Boroughs benefitting from the programme, which has the vision to reach all 33 boroughs and expand into new cities.
In combination with Sport England our two-year funding is designed to create the most effective model possible by enhancing participation and social impact and measuring this effectively. By proving the model, Access Sport will be able to attract more investment to roll out the BMX sites. The William Wates Memorial Trust will be funding improved infrastructure, a good outreach programme, strong role models, robust measurement, growth potential and sustainability.
Our focus will be on sites in Hammersmith and Fulham and Brixton.