Dyfi Bike Park Now Accepting Bookings

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News just in, here’s the press release!

Dan Atherton and the Dyfi Bike Park crew are delighted to announce that they are now accepting bookings through their new website www.dyfibikepark.co.uk

For the last four years Dan and his dig crew have worked tirelessly to create some of the most diverse tracks imaginable set in 650 acres of estate forest.

SLAB!

They’ll initially be offering four black trails.

The park’s uplift will be serviced by a fleet of landrovers, with the uplift to ride-time ratio a particular highlight; an 11 minute uplift earns you at least 5 minutes descent – at race pace!

That helmet will be applied before the descent.

Dan said “My whole life I’ve been searching for that perfect mix of maximum elevation with long descents and really varied terrain; the land here falls from a 666m peak at Tarren y Gesail almost to sea level, on the South side of the mountain we have mellow gradients and amazing dirt, perfect for our jumpline “50 Hits” and on the North, slabs of bedrock, roots and rocks create the perfect natural terrain for the downhill tracks.

They asked Chipps if he’d liked to go ride it. Ha! (Turns out he’s already ridden it…)

People have been talking about this place for years, it’s amazing how much appetite there has been to come and ride but the truth is the tracks weren’t ready. When you do come and ride here you can see why, its like nothing else, 50 Hits is machine built top to bottom, that’s a slow process when you don’t have a big budget, in other places, getting down to the bedrock meant digging through a metre of clay. We’ve only scratched the surface, the start ramps are only two-thirds of the way up the hill right now so there’s plenty of room for more.

High above the trail, in the trees.

We’ve tackled a lot of major projects over the years but this one has taken things to the next level, we’ve never worked so hard!  The physical building task has been matched by a similar load of admin, The transactional issues around the purchase of a 650 acre forest and the drive to secure funding have taken almost as much time and effort as the track build itself. The project has been funded out of our own pockets, no government grants, no investors; there’s absolutely no way we’d have got this done without the guts, determination and perseverance of a passionate crew who have given this project everything.”

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Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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