Dales Bike Centre wins award

Stu Price from the Dales Bike Centre has just dropped us a line to tell us about the latest award they’ve received. Last Friday Stuart and Brenda were presented with the ‘Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority – Best Building Design Award 2010′ for ‘Energy Sustainability’.

The key features included within the build that impressed the judges were the ground source heating system, water recycling bike wash, heat exchange ventilation system and Bio disc mini treatment plant. Additions to that impressive list are the doubling up of the loft space insulation, energy saving lighting throughout and double glazed windows and doors.

The self proclaimed ‘Centre of Trails’ in the Yorkshire Dales, Dales Bike Centre is situated in Swaledale the most northerly of the Dales’. Stuart and Brenda opened Dales Bike Centre in January 2009 specifically for cyclists with 14 bed accommodation, bike shop and cafe. It also boasts a secure bike store, drying room, laundry and 24hour cake access

Stuart says: “It took us two and half years to get planning permission for the bike centre from the National Park. It’s great to get this award and the recognition from the Yorkshire Dales National Park for the efforts we went to designing and building Dales Bike Centre. Since we opened the support we’ve received from the mountain bike community has been ace and we’re looking forward to another great year next year.”

If you’ve not ridden in the Yorkshire Dales National Park then check out their website www.dalesbikecentre.co.uk and get yourself up there to see what the Dales have to offer…

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