Derryarkin Motocross is an ‘Arrive and Ride’ motocross track built on a plot of land in Westmeath under lease by Bord na Móna. The track is 1,800 metres long and varies between six and ten metres wide, incorporating a series of turns, jumps and straights, all designed in accordance with Motocross Ireland rules and regulations.
At the opening of the track, Paul Riordan, Head of Peat said: “Bord na Móna has a good tradition of working with local people and businesses to find smart solutions to common challenges. This bike track is a fantastic example of that kind of co-operation that sees a problem turned into a great asset to the community and the region.
Local residents, an Garda Síochána and ourselves in Bord na Móna all faced this shared problem of nuisance bikers on the boglands in the area. As well as the issues around noise pollution and damage to wildlife habitats the activity presented a serious health and safety issue for the bikers themselves.
We were delighted to work with Derryarkin Motocross to help create the track here, protecting the local area from had become dangerous nuisance activity and giving bikers a fantastic new facility.”