ONE DAY: Brad and Taj Bannerman look forward to the day when there is a BMX track built in Gatton.
ONE DAY: Brad and Taj Bannerman look forward to the day when there is a BMX track built in Gatton. Sarah Fleming

Demand high for new track

BMX enthusiasts from all over the Lockyer Valley have kick-started the push for a new BMX track to be build in the Gatton area.

Lockyer Valley BMX president Brad Bannerman said the new committee has been elected and the club is once again active after about 10 years lying dormant.

Popularity of the club died down and the track that was located on the hill overlooking Lake Apex was closed and is now completely overgrown, but Mr Bannerman said the demand for a new track is high.

"BMX is the fastest growing sport in Australia and in this area it is getting more popular," he said.

"It would be great to give the kids around here a structured and organised place to ride.

"The closest BMX track to Gatton is either in Toowoomba or Ipswich."

Mr Bannerman said the club held a meeting last week to kick off discussions for the new track and update their information with BMX governing bodies like BMX Queensland and BMX Australia.

Lockyer Valley BMX are running a fundraising raffle through Mick's Sport Store to raise money for the ongoing costs of the club.


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