Hartlepool BSX Track itself is unique in design, 6 straights cut into the side of steep hillside provide a welcome break from standard building principles. Initially the site was intended as no more than a play track however as time progressed interest in the venue grew and 2003 the council hired UCI 4x track builder Phil Saxena to come and re-work the by now tired track. Throughout the winter the site was levelled and re-built from scratch, forming the base from which the current track stands. Interest increased further with the new developments, free coaching sessions started to help promoting grass roots interest in bmx as well as a substantial number of old skoolers coming out of the woodwork and riding again.
The site boasts extensive on-site support facilities including changing rooms, toilets and showers all located in the new multi million pound visitors center.
From the South Coming from the South you will need to take the A19 which connects from the A1(m) near a place called Dishforth (Junction 49). Take the A19 and head for Teesside, it is about 40 miles down. Head along the A19, through Middlesborough and Billingham until you reach the turn off for the the A689. Take this turn and turn right at the round-a-bout at the top (heading towards the services and Mc Donalds etc). Follow the A689 over the services round-a-bout and along to the next round-a-bout where you will be heading straight on towards Hartlepool. Follow the A689 through the village of Newton Bewley and into town, you will pass the Greatham turn off and go through two sets of traffic lights. At the third set of lights take a left (there is a large brown sign at these lights saying "Summerhill"). Follow the road down until you reach another set of traffic lights and a small shopping arcade with a pub called The Fens. Turn right at these lights (there is another Summerhill sign) and follow the road, Catcote Road, along through the town You will pass numerous shopping arcades and two secondary schools, keep a look out after passing the second school with the rugby and football pitches opposite, you will see some huge limestone signs saying Summerhill on your left as you start to head down a hill. Turn left here and follow the road along to the visitors centre. There is loads of parking as well as toilets, changing rooms, lockers and drinks machines. To find the track itself look right from the visitors center at the big hill with the huge yellow thing cut into the side.
Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.
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