We been involved (in a very small way) with the FlyUp 417 Project bike park near Gloucester since the early (kind of) days. We been documenting the build and their progress over the summer (check it out here), but unfortunately due to bad weather (especially in August) the planned opening has been rescheduled until March 14th 2016. It is a good idea really, it will give time for the tracks to bed-in, any changes that need making can be made and everything – from the cafe, shop, dirt jumps, etc. – will be running super smoothly. More updates from us over the winter. Here’s the official press release for now:
FlyUp 417 Project update
So… We are super excited to announce that we can finally give you the news you have all been waiting for, the 417 Project will officially be opening its gates for business on 14th March 2016.
We were desperately hoping to open this year – but sadly due to numerous factors this will just not be possible. We know everyone (including us) is eager for the 417 Project to open but thanks to the worst August on record, the rain has hindered the track building massively. We had days where Architrail, even with their best efforts, just couldn’t get the diggers on the hillside. Good old British summer! We want things to be at their best for you all when you come to ride and with the estimated completion date for the tracks now being smack bang in winter; opening in the Spring will give the tracks time to settle ready for you all to enjoy properly!
On top of this we have a few exciting things things in the pipeline which will add so much to our facility but have equally added to the timescales – we can’t say much at this stage – but trust us it will be worth the final wait!
To end the speculation, frustration and rumours we can now at least finally give you an official opening date and rest assured the booking calendar is going live towards the end of the year.
All customers that pre-purchased their passes through the Indigogo campaign will be contacted separately to make their booking, and those with the exclusive access tickets will receive their date options in the next few weeks.
And finally, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for details of our Launch Party!! We will have a limited amount of tickets up for grabs, and you won’t want to miss out – info to follow very soon.
We want to thank everyone for their continued support and patience, we guarantee that it will all have been worth the wait in the end…. Here’s to the final straight – the end, and beginning is well and truly in sight!!