Ever wondered what goes into Bike Park Wales maintenance? Shovels and barrows of course, but ukuleles, Ken Bruce and a man called Rooster all play a crucial role

Since the August 2013 most people who ride mountain bikes have either been to Bike Park Wales or are planning on visiting, either imminently or in the future. There is no question about the impact that the park has had on riding in the UK in general, hosting races, uplift days and having enough trails to mediate from beginners basics to hardcore downhill lines.

The trail crew at BPW may take a light hearted approach to their job but it is what keeps the park running smoothly throughout the harsh Welsh winter months. Whether it be trail testing, filling braking bumps or removing downed trees they ensure that your favourite trails are in prime conditions every time you visit.

‘The park was built on one key principle, providing the best possible trail experience to visiting riders. Investing in trail maintenance and expansion is our number one priority, at BikePark Wales we invest far in excess of 100% of our annual entry fee takings back in to the trails each year to ensure they keep running at their best and to help us frequently bring something new to the park’.