Watch: Yorkshire’s Cockhill reopens as Havok Bike Park

Cockhill is reborn

Havok bike park, formerly Cockhill, opened its doors to the public with a new name and new owners after eight months of uncertainty.

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You may know the place from its previous name Cockhill MTB Park or Dirt Trax which was the company set up to run and maintain the centre. Towards the back end of last year it encountered some difficulties and the park was forced to close.

After putting blood sweat and tears into the Todmorden trails, and missing having a good local spot to ride, a few of the regular builders and riders (Mathew Lambert, Joe Devereux, Tom Jefferies and Danny Wilson) decided to team up and make it happen for this place again.

After negotiations with the land owner the newly formed team set up the company Havok Bike Park Limited to sign the land lease agreement and brand the bike park under.

Trail maintenance followed to repair the damage from the flooding and fallen trees over the winter in preparation for the PMBA Enduro round. This event helped raise the funds to make the first payment to the land owner and ultimately open up again.

The future is looking bright for the park now, it has two downhill lines, three freeride lines and dirt jumps, a strong team behind it and big plans going forwards.

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