So yeah, this was in the Manchester evening news just the other day and it keeps popping up on my news feed so I thought I may take a moment to address this since people have been blowing-up about it over FB.
I mean this kind of thing really boils my piss. The kid (pictured below) was riding on a new BMX track in Stockport with his mates when he’s fallen off his bike and ‘suffered’ a broken arm, a few cuts to his face and legs. Aye, I mean it’s shit hearing of a kid getting hurt in any shape or form, even if he is called Digby… (lol sorry kid) – I mean… We are all susceptible to injury and it’s part of the risk we take every time we step on the pedals and I’m sorry, but if you want to ensure the safety of your child then you should supervise them or ask yourself the question, are they old enough to be out riding unsupervised in the first place? – Sharon, Digby’s mum decided to give the council a good blasting for not having any Marshalls in place to supervise the children and added this, “When I got to the track to get him I couldn’t believe it was open to the public with no supervision. Five boys have already been injured. It is only a matter of time before someone ends up in a wheelchair.”
Now I’m sorry, but it’s not a public swimming pool. It’s a BMX track and people get hurt from time to time. That’s the bottom line really!
Here’s a link to the full article or just click the picture.
What are your opinions on this story?
Personally I think it’s ride at your own risk as it has always been at most parks in the UK. Maybe there should be a marshall, but then again maybe if you’re so worried about your kid getting hurt while riding this specific BMX track then why not be there to supervise or just not let your kid ride in the first place… That’s my feelings on the matter. Sorry Digby kidda, get well soon!