Gethin Woods, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS COMING TO BIKEPARK WALES

Posted on 2019-11-28 in General

We've stared working on building one of the UK’s first uplifted green trails along with a new visitor welcome and bike hire centre, landscaping improvements and much more!

In the 6 years since we first opened our doors we have enjoyed sharing trails with riders from all over the world.  We opened with 23 trails back in 2013 and we’ve worked hard to keep expanding our network of trails. We now have over 40 amazing trails to enjoy!  Over the next 3 years we will continue to create more exciting trail developments, but in addition we plan to add some new dimensions to the park too.  

In addition to more trails in the blue to black spectrum we will be adding a top to bottom green trail that can be accessed from the uplift, a new visitor welcome and bike hire centre to make signing in and getting on the hill faster than ever, and landscaping improvements that will double the size of our patio and make it a more enjoyable place than ever to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat post ride.  All of this is planned for completion by Spring 2020 and then a second phase of development will follow in late 2020 that will bring more car parking, a shower and toilet block and further landscaping improvements. We are going to be very busy!

Speaking of the new Green trail, BikePark Wales co-founder Rowan Sorrell commented:

“We are really excited to finally be adding a full-blown green trail from the top to the bottom of the hill to our trail network, it’s been crying out for it and will open up the hill to more riders of all ages.

Riders can expect a flowing singletrack descent that gives a genuine mountain bike trail experience and is an easier version of our blue flow trails with lower speeds and less gradient. A smooth and undulating descent take riders through a mixture of open and wooded terrain with great views and features along the way.”

Co-founder Martin Astley added:

“Taking the step to commit to the big infrastructure improvements we have planned over the next 18-24 months is a big one, but it’s all about continual improvement of the BPW experience.  This includes everything from the trails to the speed of check-in, the toilets, the parking, the food, it’s all part of the day.  The site will be transformed over in the next couple of years and we are really excited for everyone to see it.”

Phase one of the plan which includes the new green trail is expected to be ready to ride by late April 2020. Keep an eye on our social media for updates as things progress.  In the meantime, the park remains open as normal!

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