THE Pump Track at Rhayader is now nearing completion and will be open from September 21 onwards.

The track, which is going to be called ‘Pump Track Wales’ has attracted a lot of interest with bikers from across the UK as it is going to be unique in its design with Arran Cartwright Associates designing a mirrored track and Clark and Kent delivering on quality, being the biggest in the country.

Rhayader Town Councillor Rhys Thomas said: ‘The track, located in Rhayader, in the heart of Mid Wales is going to be epic. The track builders have done an amazing job and from Arran’s initial plans to nearing the finished product, it will attract people from near and afar.

“Businesses are already gearing up to support this new attraction, it can only be a positive for the town moving forward.”

Alan Samuel, of Rhayader and District Sports and Recreation Association added: “We have been working with Mogwai Media to produce an iconic brand for the facility. We wanted our brand to mirror the aspirations we have of being the best pump track in the country. Therefore, our Pump Track Wales brand has been launched this week.”

The name release comes before the full launch on September 21, when there will be demonstrations from pro-riders and coaching sessions for those starting out.

More detail will follow on the website for the launch at

County Councillor Kelvyn Curry, chair of Rhayader and District Sports and Recreation Association said: “This is a project funded through Welsh Government’s EU Rural Communities Rural Development Programme, Powys County Council, Big Lottery Fund and The Ashley Family Foundation, with a lot of hard work from Town Councillors and members of the Sports Association. It will be a great addition to this fantastic town.”