Sidley Recreation Ground, Canada Way, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4FL.
Directions: Google Maps
This community facility has been funded through Rother District Council, Sport England and the Heart of Sidley (Big Local / Community Fund) with contributions from Hastings Round Table, the Safer Rother Partnership and the local BMX Club.
Autumn 2022 Update
Bexhill’s BMX race track, jump park and skatepark has been well received over the summer and thanks to the new floodlighting the community can continue to use it through the winter months.
Over the autumn and winter period we will be carrying out maintenance and small improvements to ensure it is in the best possible condition for the community to enjoy next year.
Designed by Canvas Spaces with input from Bexhill’ community of skateboarders, BMX-ers and scooter-riders including Bexhill Skatepark Action Group, Bexhill’s new concrete skatepark has a unique design incorporating features for street and transition riding experiences including an open bowl, quarterpipes, grind ledges, hubbas, rollins and manny pads. Floodlighting until 9pm enables the facility to be used in the evenings year-round.
Skateboard GB is the official governing body for skateboarding in the UK and their website includes useful information about skateboarding and events including an easy skateboarding guide with tips to help beginners.
Come back to this page in the coming months to find out about community sessions and events at the skatepark.
Bexhill BMX Race Track and Jump Park
Sitting alongside RecWay Skatepark, our new BMX facilities provide opportunities for riders of all abilities to enjoy the thrill of BMX-ing. Whether you are new to BMX-ing or experienced, whether you want to compete in a race, hone your jumping skills, take part in organised coaching sessions or simply ride for fun, the race track and jump park provides an exciting and safe environment for you to bring your bike.
Designed and constructed by Trinity Civil Engineering and Forte Trailscapes, the six-rider floodlit dirt race track features tarmac berms, a modern start gate for race situation and a split second straight offering advanced riders the option of a more challenging ride. The dirt jump park also has and advanced pro-line for competent riders and other lines with a variety of jumps to challenge most riders.
For help on getting started contact JumpClub, the local BMX Club who will be able to answer all your questions from what equipment you’ll need to technique, how to set up and maintain your bike and BMX-ing etiquette. The club runs regular coaching sessions for all ages and abilities and welcomes all new riders.
A message from your local BMX Club
“All successful BMXers take their time to learn the basic skills, one step at a time. Practice safely, within your own limits and at your own pace. We want your first experience to be a safe one, so please contact us for help if you are unsure. Keep a look out for our regular coaching sessions and activities. We are experts in helping new-comers learn the basic skills and to understand the safety features necessary to enjoy yourselves. We work hard to look after the track and jump park for everyone’s benefit so please respect each other and the area.“
Linking with local schools, JumpClub and others, we will work to make the facility as accessible as possible to the community. This page will be updated with information about free sessions for the community in the coming months.
You can also find information on all-things BMX including rules and regulations for facing, BMX events around the country and news on our national BMX stars at BMX – British Cycling.
A note on safety
Bexhill BMX and Skate Park is an extreme sports facility and not a playground. It is an unsupervised facility and should be used for its intended purpose only. All persons use it at their own risk. Rother District Council and its employees do not accept responsibility or liability for any claim, loss or damage whatsoever which may result from its use.
For the safety of users, a code of conduct is displayed on site which we ask all riders to respect. This includes the need to use protective equipment, for individuals to ride within their ability, to pay attention to others and wait their turn.
To ensure both riders and the public stay safe and to prevent damage to the facilities, especially the BMX race track and jump park, we ask that dogs, scooters, motorised vehicles including remote controlled cars and motorbikes are not brought onto the facilities.
Unfortunately, no car parking facilities are available on-site. Parking on Canada way is for residents only. A free car park is located approximately 5 minutes walk away, behind the Ninfield Road shops at TN39 5BA. For more information, please visit our Car Parks webpage.
Reporting Problems and Concerns
Please help us keep Bexhill BMX and Skate Park a safe and pleasant place for all by using our on-line reporting facility to report any issues of concern.