Track transformed after Community Payback support

Exeter Eagles new trackA BMX track in Exeter has been transformed into one of the country’s best after hard graft from groups of volunteers, including people paying back for crimes they had committed.

The Exeter Eagles track has been upgraded to national standard following the renovation.

Groups of service users carrying out Community Payback activity supervised by Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (DDC CRC) worked on the site for five weeks alongside other volunteers.

Tasks included service users completing landscaping, track maintenance and general gardening and scrub clearance.

Ross Webster, manager of the Exeter Eagles club said: “Community Payback donated lots of hours, lots of man power, and without them it really wouldn’t have been done this quick.”

One rider stated: “It’s a nice track, I prefer it a lot more than the old one. The more technical it is, the better you get.”

Ten riders from the club will represent the UK at the BMX World Championships in Belgium in 2019.