FIREFIGHTERS came to the rescue of BMX riders when they volunteered to help resurface a track.
Market Deeping Town Council decided to upgrade the BMX track in John Eve Field, Godsey Lane, with a new covering.
The course had not been resurfaced for three years and needed a touch of maintenance to keep it safe and useable. But the special surfacing materials require the track to be extremely wet before they are laid.
Town clerk Mandy Ford said: “The town council was not quite sure how they’d be able to get large volumes of water onto the track without having to hire large water bowsers and pressure hoses.
“But thanks to the kind support of watch manager Dave Aaron, the firefighters of Market Deeping fire station have come to the rescue and over the last two weeks have given up a couple of hours of their time a few days each week to take the fire engine onto the field and dowse the track in water.”
The firefighters also helped town council staff and mayor of Market Deeping Coun Bob Broughton shovel 10 tons of the surface material on to the track.
Mrs Ward added: “The town council would like to express their sincere thanks to all the firemen who turned out to help over the past two weeks.”
The council will donate to the Firefighters Benevolent Fund to say thank you.