I’m in discussion with a local community organisation that are setting up a creative play space, and who want to integrate some unicycle stuff into it.
It’s a medium sized outdoor space and it’s going to be innovative, rather than the usual swings/roundabout park space.
It’s going to have a network of serpentine earth mounds and paths, and the idea was that these would form a kind of small trail, which could be also be used by unicyclists.
Sheffield isn’t known for it’s high population of unicyclists, but we think that with good publicity, in conjunction with an organised unicycle project for beginners, there should be plenty of interest.
I’m putting up this post in the hope of gathering ideas and suggestions of things we could incorporate into this space, especially from people who’ve had experience of setting up something similar.
Looking at other threads I’ve found the following links: -
Bear in mind that the space will be used for lots of other stuff (eg there’s going to be art sculptures carved from wood)- it’s definitly not a dedicated unicycle space, so we can’t have loads of trials obstacles all over the place.
From the above links I’m pretty sure we’ll be OK in putting together the usual trials obstacles kind of stuff, so we’re mainly interested here in ideas for unusual things that can be seamlessly incorporated into the space.
Also, at least initially, skill levels of the users will not be high as they will mainly be complete beginners.
We’re thinking more of a small muni trail incorporated into the earthwork mound, with some logs and maybe a couple of low ‘skinny’ ramps etc.
One question I have concerns the mounds themselves- on the plans that have been drawn up, the sides seem to be around 45 degrees, which is obviously not ideal for riding up.
One of the things we’ll be discussing with the designer of the site is ensuring that there will be lower angled approach ramps to the mounds, but I’m just wondering if it’s feasable to construct earth mounds with a shallower angle, or, is it just the nature of earth mounds that they end up around 45 degrees?
Any thoughts/ideas or links to other similar projects would be much appreciated