We love the Black Mountains Cycle Centre. It’s raw, it’s friendly and it really does feel like a bunch of blokes showing you their local tracks.
Unfortunately this has landed it in a bit of trouble. It now contains some of Britain’s biggest jumps and attracts pros from all over the world but it’s faced with having to apply for retrospective planning permission due to the unforeseen growth and success of the business in the last 18 months.
If it doesn’t get the planning permission it needs it faces being shut down. That would be a massive blow to the UK riding community but also to the local area’s economy that has benefitted massively from the influx of riders.