South Wales to get UK’s first commercially operated gravity bikepark update

Mountain Biking Magazine




We’ve just had this bit of information through to update you on the situation of the possible Bike Park at Gethin woods, Merthyr Tydfil. The Bikepark Wales team have just sent out this Press Release:

“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response for this project and for our intended bid, thank you. But due to a number of people both with business and personal interest contacting us asking when we are likely to begin work on this project, we must clarify the current position.

As part of the development of mountain bike trails in south Wales, Forestry Commission Wales are about to advertise a business opportunity to develop a commercial bike park at Gethin woods, Merthyr Tydfil. We have not been appointed or entered into any negotiations with FCW.

The Bikepark Wales team have been investigating the feasibility and preparing a business model to create a Bikepark somewhere in Wales for over 2 years. Therefore we are delighted that this opportunity has arisen where we may be able to realise our ambitions. Our team will be working hard over the summer to submit an exciting bid for this development as it will be a great opportunity for mountain biking in the UK.

We understand that the successful bidder from the tender process will be awarded the contract by the end of 2011 with the project completion and park opening date of December 2013.”

Thanks, The Bikepark Wales Team


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