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Golden couple visit EMERGE Wood Recycling in Manchester

With British Olympic and Paralympic success fresh in our minds we’d like to share one of the more unusual projects worked on by our sister enterprise, Touch Wood EMERGE in Manchester.  They were commissioned to rescue the track from the National Cycling Centre where so many of our champions train, as part of a recent refurbishment project.

If you’ve ever watched cycling you will have seen how high speed falls cause damage to the Siberian Spruce, which often has to be patched up before competition can continue. This means that the whole track needs to be replaced about every 20 years.  Naturally as soon as their local wood recyclers heard about this, they wanted to ensure that the timber could be reused.

The team at Touch Wood didn’t just save the track, they were able to make a range of products for cycling fans.  This included two very special customers, golden couple Laura and Jason Kenny. Here’s a throwback photo to when the Olympic champions visited the project to collect the table they commissioned. We’d like to join in congratulating them on their Tokyo 2020 success.

Velodrome wood has found new uses in cafes, businesses and homes across the North West and beyond. Some of the track is still available now, so if you’d like your own bit of history contact EMERGE Touchwood wood recycling project

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