PORC (Penhurst Off Road Centre) bike park has gone up for sale with a guide price of “at least £2 million”.
It may seem like a hefty price to pay, but with a heap of downhill runs, a set of dirt jumps, a race series every summer that attracts more than a hundred riders each round and even an XC loop all set in 32 acres, there’s a lot here for your money – especially given how ridiculous property prices are in the South East.
Two years ago, Mike Westphal, the owner, sold a quarter of the land at PORC and the clubhouse to a trio of roadies who have plans to build a one-mile road circuit. He is now selling the remaining 32 acres of downhill tracks, MTB and cyclo-cross trails plus his house in the woods (featured on the Discovery Channel) and other outbuildings.
He’s hoping it will be snapped up by an mtb enthusiast who will carry on running it as a bike park – as are we, we’d hate to see it turned into houses.