Forest Of Dean Uplift Service

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Forest Of Dean Uplift Service

Flyup Downhill will start an uplift at the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire on 29th May.
Simon is the founder of Flyup Downhill, a new MTB Uplift Service coming to the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre, Near Coleford, Gloucestershire on May 29th 2010.
Using a modern mini bus and purpose built trailer, the service will operate from Friday to Tuesday 52 weeks a year and will cater for up to 16 riders a day.
A typical day will start at 10am and end at dusk during the winter months. In summer the service will start at 10am and officially end at 6pm.

The service will run from Friday to Tuesday and will cost £20.50 for a full weekday and £23.00 for a full days uplift at the weekend/bank holidays.

The aim is to allow riders coming to the Forest of Dean to enjoy the good bits, riding downhill and put an end to the effort involved in pushing to the top.
As a rough guide, users can expect up to 15 runs in a day. The centre has a mixture of trails from short, technical sprints to longer flowing runs with jumps and drops, most of which can be linked to tailor make a personal track. In addition to the uplift service, the center has a bike shop, cafe, bike wash and toilets giving riders who choose to an opportunity to refuel and relax before jumping on the bus for the next run down.
There are numerous camp sites and B&B’s within minutes of the site for those coming from further a field.

The web site is now live at and you can email Simon any questions you may have to or call 01453 873533


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