Step Up for Max Trax
Max Trax is an exciting new community-led cycle track in Openshaw, Manchester, working in partnership with Step Up Manchester.
In memory of Max Rimmer-Chambers, Max Trax will be built in the heart of the Openshaw community in Delamere Park. It will be a place for young people and families to come to have fun and be active, learn something new, and explore the outdoors.
Max Trax needs to raise an ambitious £200,000 for the final track build and desperately needs your help to make it happen.
Step Up Mcr have been an incredible support to the local team. The have match funding £20k of the community fundraising efforts. This, plus grants from Sports England, British Cycling, One Manchester and more, we are almost half way towards our ambitious target. Can you step up to help us reach our goal?!
Max Rimmer-Chambers was a very special little boy adored by his family, friends, and all who met him. He was so full of fun and adventure, with a cheeky charm that drew anyone instantly towards him.
Max had an obsession of all things with wheels. He loved nothing more than riding bikes, scooters and anything that zoomed around Delamere Park beside his house.
Tragically, Max passed away at aged four, on 24th May 2017.
The loss of Max ripped through the whole community. His sparkle ignited in people's hearts, and knowing the love he had for adventure, Max's family decided to put donations from Max's funeral back into the community.
The Max Trax Journey So Far
With the love and unfaltering support of neighbours, the idea for a community-led cycle track was born. The project has come leaps and bounds since 2017, with over £90 raised so far. Max Trax registered as an organisation this year and has grown a strong team of people to pave the way forward.
For the last three years, Max Trax have been working with residents, the council, bike track designers, and other local stakeholders to develop a plan to create the cycle track.
Max Trax has been designed by the community- for the community. It will continue to be run by community volunteers once the plans have been implemented.
Working with local schools, community groups and residents the Max Trax team has designed a track that they think fits perfectly within the park whilst keeping the wide open green space.
The track will cater to all ages and abilities, with a balance track for younger children, an advance pump track with small humps, and an expert track to encourage progression.
- A learn to ride/ balance bike area.
- A mini roadway to allow users to gain understanding of road networks and methods of usage.
- Progressive features throughout these 2 areas will instil balance and skill in the youngest of users.
- A beginner all wheels pump track suitable for all ages and wheel sizes.
- An intermediate/ advanced pump track to continue progression and keep interest in the area for all ages and skill levels.
- Connection of the area to the further site, existing trails and beyond within the locality in order to attract riders and other users to make use of the facility and the park.
- Additional features and/or attractions which can be incorporated into the bike track design on the site to attract users and keep interest and progression high for many years to come.
The track will be situated on the far field of the park and will be built on the existing skate park which is basic and underused by the community. The track will aim to cater to anyone currently using the skatepark.
All greenery will remain in tact by building the track around existing trees.