No matter how much security technology evolves, criminal behaviour continues to be a growing problem in today’s world – and illegal quad bike/motorbike activity is no exception. In our minds, the problem lies in getting to the root of the problem – the community. Smart home security automation systems can only do so much. We need to identify new ways to combat criminal activity by getting into the minds of community members. As parents to teenagers ourselves, we understand the very real risks of security in today’s world which, fused with the lack of community activities for teenagers to get involved in, causes a growing problem in Morton and Easington today. We wanted to think of a way to support the local community, and the local police force who are tasked with the near-impossible mission of dealing with the growing number of illegal quad and motorbike riding in the area.
Track Life was born to tackle criminal behaviour through community safety workshops and spaces for young people. Our idea is to provide the youth with a safe space to share and enjoy life, with education and training to ensure they blossom into informed, valuable members of society today and tomorrow. This community initiative quad and motorbike track will be providing education for young people with regards to bike safety, legal requirements, and mechanics. By making the concept of illegal quad bike and motorbike races legal, when performed under controlled conditions of course, we can change the way the youth thinks and acts. It’s a small but mighty way to create a better future for all of us – young, old, and everywhere in-between.
There are countless things we can do to ensure better health and safety in our motocross hub when hosting these races, including:
- Secure safety fencing to protect our track
- Recycled tyres around the track to act as a second safety barrier
- Safety Marshalls to check each participant is following the track rules
- Site checks before, during, and after each race
- Risk assessments to be managed and updated
- On-site safety equipment
- On-site qualified first aiders
- Fire fighting equipment on-hand for emergencies
- Fire safety checks before, during, and after each race
- PPE equipment which will be used at all times
HOW IT WORKS
When it comes to policies and procedures, Track Life is affiliated with the North East youth. We aim to have a governing board in place to provide all the required checks and procedures, as well as a health and safety officer to ensure uncompromised compliance at all times. Each event/race will also have two designated safety officers and first marshals on-site for the protection of both participants and spectators. We will allocate time slots for various age groups while performing speed checks on each participant.
Our project growth will be managed in three stages:
- Safety Checks Completed
- Pilot Programme Begins
- Saturdays/Sundays 9-6
- Safety Checks
- Noise Checks
- Liaise with Community Partners
- Checks Completed
- Confirm partner satisfaction with safety and community engagement
- Develop education hub
- Partner with local schools to support drop-out students and encourage them to engage in our mechanics workshop
- Partner with the Beacon of Light/Seaham School
- Pilot programmes to be assessed and evaluated
- Outline steps taken to improve any issues that may arise
- Quality assurance checks
- Invite local partners for feedback and development sessions
- Develop part-time education establishment to offer accredited training with functional skills
The Track Life project will crowdfund with the vision of funding the design & construction of the youth motocross track, the installation of prefabricated secure buildings for storage, shelter & services, site perimeter safety fencing and the first year project running costs. It is projected that the project will make a profit of in its first year of trading, all of the profits will be reinvested back into the scheme to help the community motocross hub become financially sustainable.
All project costs are segregated into various critical project demands, including:
- Site Surveys
- Site Plans
- Site Preparation + Cleaning
- Construction & Fitout
- PR Services
- Social Media Marketing
- Legal + Insurance
- On-going Service + Maintenance
THE BOTTOM LINE
With the right funding, Track Life can become a thriving community hub where we all support our neighbourhood and local youth. By educating young people on bike safety through leading training and education, we can change the future by changing the way current and future generations think. Studies show that it’s human nature, especially among the youth, to want to “rebel” and partake in illegal activities. In fact, some scientists have literally discovered that some kids have what’s called a “rebel” gene – but that’s a topic for another day. The Track Life hub will be opened to the public on weekends, with access to local schools on weekdays, giving the youth a legal way to participate in races of this nature.
Fund without a reward
Minimum amount is £
Maximum amount is £
Receive a family weekend pass for 2 adults & 2 children + official Track Life family photograph at the race track start line.
Estimated Delivery: Jun, 2020
Business advertising to 2 advertising boards around the race track for 6 months. Receive a 6 month VIP family weekend pass for 2 adults & 2 children + official Track Life family photograph at the race track start line. Also receive an official Track Life t-shirt and baseball cap for each family member.
Estimated Delivery: Jun, 2020
Business advertising to 6 advertising boards around the race track for 12 months. Receive a 12 month VIP family weekend pass for 2 adults & 2 children + official Track Life family photograph at the race track start line. Also receive an official Track Life t-shirt and baseball cap for each family member.
Estimated Delivery: Jun, 2020