dig2ride is a new BMX group in Kirkstall, Leeds
working a new site at Dobbie Row

Dobbie Row is a former municipal waste tip on the A65 Kirkstall Road,
which has been left alone for 40 years.

This landfill site has grown trees and bushes, and there is a weak Victorian sewer underneath,
which makes it almost worthless as development land.

We want to convert the area nearest the A65 into BMX clay jumps, for local youngsters to enjoy. The rest of the site will be landscaped and planted with native trees and bushes, creating a wildlife haven in central Leeds.

The plans show the new BMX jumps in relation to the A65 Quality Bus Scheme, which is due to start on site in the next few months. The users will design their own clay jumps, and dig the course themselves. Although it looks green, there is a fair amount of rubbish to clear. We will also need about 40 tonnes of clay. The area nearest the main road can be quite noisy, but the rear of the site (below) is very peaceful, and is much enjoyed by local folk.

dig2ride is a charitable company number 6929826, limited by guarantee

The directors are mainly local residents. You can contact them by email: info@dig2ride.net or write to us 37 Kirkwood Way, LS16 7EU which is our registered office address.

Website last updated 09:09 on 30 June 2009