More than 100 BMX enthusiasts in Clydebank are set to benefit from new equipment thanks to a recent funding boost from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.
The Western Titans BMX Race Club – a not-for-profit organisation which promotes BMX racing to children and adults across West Dunbartonshire – has received £2,400 from the airport to purchase new race bikes, helmets and safety gear.
Established in 2006, the club works with children as young as two to encourage them to take up the Olympic sport. It runs club nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer and on Saturdays and Sundays in the winter months. It also holds recreational club nights which are attended by up to 150 people.
Justine Paton from the Western Titan BMX Race Club said:
“We’re thrilled with this new funding which will enable us to update our BMX bikes and buy new helmets and safety equipment for our club members. The club offers riders the opportunity to take their riding from a recreational level to high level racing, and our facilities provide many with the opportunity to try the sport and get a flavour for it.”
West Dunbartonshire Councillor Kath Ryall, who sits on the FlightPath Fund committee said:
“This is an incredibly innovative project which is doing a great deal of work supporting people of all ages throughout Clydebank and West Dunbartonshire. The new funding from the FlightPath Fund will be used to enhance the club’s equipment and facilities, and also enable it to reach out to more youngsters in the area who may be interested in taking up the Olympic sport.”