FlyUp 417 will cater for a variety of riding styles

A new bike park will be opening near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on March 14 next year.

The Fly Up 417 Project will be run by the guys behind the Forest of Dean uplift service and has been in development for a number of years. It is based just off Junction 11a of the M5 so will be accessible from London, the south of England and south Wales.

It will be a bit more hardcore than Bike Park Wales and will feature three downhill runs (graded from blue to black), a 4X track, a dual slalom track and dirt jump zones. The park will feature the UK’s first drag lift uplift system to get you to the top of the four cross and dual slalom tracks.

The park will also have a cafe, a bike shop and a workshop to keep you and your bike running throughout the day.

FlyUp opening date announced blue run 2

A sneak peak of the blue run

Fly Up was hoping to open the park this autumn but a wet summer prevented it from having all the tracks in order. It has instead decided to open in the spring so that riders have the whole summer to explore the park.

The bike park has been partly funded by IndieGoGo contributions from the riding public and they will have priority booking on the uplifts when the park opens, however there will be a booking calendar going up later this year for those that didn’t donate.

For more information visit the FlyUp Facebook page