Our bespoke cycling safety fencing will allow two popular velodromes in Brighton and Portsmouth to see racing again in 2016.
We have won the contract to install bespoke cycling safety fencing at the tracks at Preston Park in Brighton and the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth. Track cycling has been revived in recent years in the UK thanks largely to the global success of British cyclists such as Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton, among others, but with many velodromes dating back to Victorian times, safety standards are an issue.
As speed is an integral part of this sport, it goes without saying that cycling comes with obvious risks and that it is essential that modern safety standards are rigorously enforced, not least those standards relating to perimeter fencing. The tracks at Preston Park and the Mountbatten Centre have both been closed in recent years because of safety concerns, the former to competitive cycling and the latter completely. The British Cycling Federation pinpointed the issue of safety fencing and recommended the complete replacement of perimeter fencing that meets modern safety standards.
The local communities in both areas have campaigned hard to reopen the velodromes and, as a result, the British Cycling Federation, with partners including Brighton & Hove City Council and Portsmouth City Council, has provided the funding to make this happen in 2016.
The projects require specialist work, including with regard to the perimeter safety, and this is where Arbus comes in. We’re proud that our specialist skills and experience are being called upon to make sure that modern safety standards are met and that the tracks can be used for racing again.
We have some keen cyclists at Arbus (and the number continues to grow – we have recently joined the Cycle to Work scheme!) and they are especially delighted that we will be working on these local velodrome fencing projects.
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