Exciting things that are happening this week include the opening of the first door in your Paw Patrol Advent calendar, the start of this year’s Singletrack Advent Giveaway, and the opening of a huge Urban Bike Park just down the road in Leeds, and all three happen this Friday, 1st December.
The Leeds Urban Bike Park is a £1.2 million development built on the former Middleton Park golf course (finally a golf course put to good use) and will offer something for riders of all levels and disciplines.
The bike park boasts 4x tracks, jump lines, pump track sections and will eventually include a cross-country circuit that winds through the nearby woods, but this won’t be fully complete until Spring next year.
Although the park won’t officially open until 1st December, a round of the Yorkshire Cyclocross Winter Series was held on the site. Even in its then unfinished state, riders and gave the park rave reviews.
According to the Leeds Urban Bike Park Facebook Page, the park will be open 9am – 9pm (we assume that will be all week) and what’s most exciting is that this will be a free to use venue!
Other onsite facilities include a coffee shop to keep you fuelled and the UK first electric start ramp from French company ProStart. Take a look at the site in this drone flyby.
Went to check out @leedsurbanbike today. Didn’t realise you could ride on it already. Got a nice flyby of the track though with the Mavic. Can’t wait to take my bike over, track looks sick!! 🤘🏻Well done to all involved! . . . #leeds #leedsurbanbikepark #urban #city #mavic #mavicpro #dji #djimavicpro #drone #quadcopter #winter #mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #trails #downhill #enduro #cycling #bike #fitness #jumppark #bmx #dirtjumps #bikepark #slopestyle #freestyle #jumpline #aerialphotography #photography
As Leeds is just a short trip from Singletrack Towers don’t be too surprised if you see some of the Singletrack crew there through the week. Those of you who fancy showing your support at the open day should get there between 1-6pm on 1st December where there will be free coffee and cake to enjoy in between runs.