The UK BIke Park is set to re-open on March 12 after being closed for two years. The Dorset based park will now be known as Okeford Hill after it was bought by Shaftesbury-based bike shop Hammoon Cycles.
UK Bike Park ran for ten years between 2002 and 2012. It was a downhill and fourcross uplift venue that regularly hosted races, including the NPS 4x and Southern Downhill Championships. It’s main appeal was an incredibly efficient uplift truck that could provide 30 runs in a day.
Unfortunately it closed in January 2012 and has laid dormant until Hammoon Cycles took up the reigns. The bike shop has already put in a new access road for the uplift truck and is now focussing on restoring the four existing downhill runs to a rideable condition.
The park will open on March 12 as a push up venue and has already organised its first race for March 13 (no pressure guys!) The plan is for the uplift to re-open later in the season and also put in a coaching/skills area. The park is intending to host nine downhill races throughout the year and cross over into enduro, cyclocross and cross country in the future.
A day pass will cost you £5 and race entry will cost £30. The park has a toilet and a first-aid trained member of staff. There will only be catering available on race days.
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