Located at the Windmill Centre, beside the All Weather Court is the parish BMX dirt track. It is only just visible from the entrance of the Windmill Centre access road, and is divided from the main sports field by a group of trees and the 'Teen Shelter' which was also provided by the Parish Council and a CDC grant.
In the summer of 2003, a team of volunteers was put together by Richard Spencer. He requested the assistance of 'Walkers of Deddington' to transport the 60 tonnes of top soil offered by Bryant Homes in Banbury. Once that was in place, local digger driver Mick Cook (of Barford) kindly offered his services to assist with moving the soil into the rough track shape. The final touches were put to the track by enthusiastic children of the parish and a group of volunteers, though plenty of rain had helped to harden and compress the mounds.
The route around the track is clockwise from the corner nearest the All Weather Court entrance (as indicated by the sign).
Children using the track are advised to wear protective headgear, long-sleeved tops and trousers. The suggested age range was originally over nine years old, although many younger children assisted by their parents are having great fun on the smaller humps; a 38 year old man had a nasty fall too!
For further information, to make a suggestion or to report a problem, please contact the Parish Clerk, telephone 01869 337 447 or email email@example.com
Helen Spencer, Environment and Recreation Working Group, Parish Council
Please note: The BMX track is not a club, nor is it administered by the Windmill Management Committee, but directly by the Parish Council.