A major project to upgrade Burnham-On-Sea BMX Club’s track at the town’s Apex Park has started this week.

The long-running club says it has begun a “long-awaited” upgrade of its track, making it more accessible and safer, and refurbishing its facilities.

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council have provided grant funding to help the club improve its equipment and amenities.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, the club’s Sue Cornelius said: “We are introducing new jumps, resurfacing parts of the track, and making the track safer for riders at the same time as giving the facilities a face-lift and bringing it all more up-to-date.”

“We have received funding from the councils towards the project, which also includes introducing new bikes and more protective equipment.”

She added: “The club has 42 members, aged from just four to around 60, and we are hoping to grow further over the coming months and also hold bigger events in the longer run, benefiting Burnham as a whole.”

“We also hope the new facilities will encourage more local people to join us. An open day is being planned for later in the year for local people to see the improvements when they are complete.”

Pictured: Burnham BMX Club’s Sue Cornelius, Tom Palmer, Reece Cornelius and Paula Browning at the track this week