BikePark Wales announce some big plans for further investment, trail building and other updates to the cafe and uplift track. As part of a major new investment programme BikePark Wales will see improvements throughout 2018 and into 2019 and beyond.
First up (excuse the pun!) will be the uplift road. There are already major works on the road underway right now to widen it so that vehicles can pass without having to stop and wait at the laybys. This will allow the uplift to run more efficiently meaning more runs and less waiting time at the bottom. BPW also says we should keep our eyes peeled mid-summer for a very exciting new uplift vehicle that we will be trialling on site!
Second to the uplift improvements is changes tot he other services on site. BikePark Wales is currently off-grid for water, electricity and phone/internet and at peak times all of these services are stretched to the limit, we for one have been there when the bike wash is deemed out of water! The good news is that BPW are pulling out all the stops to bring mains water, electricity and phone line to the park. They say it’s a very complex and hugely expensive project that will take some time but they are committed to making it happen during 2018. This will allow them to offer a much more reliable service and who knows, we may even be able to offer customer Wifi soon - no more calls to your mam!
Next up is the Woodland Café, BPW has hired an extremely talented and very enthusiastic executive Chef (Nathan) who has joined our existing team to completely redesign the food offering. Expect to see some changes not only to the menu but to the café itself in the coming months.
Importantly though - what about the trails? BPW has got the biggest trail building project since the park opened underway right now. During June the National Grid are replacing the distribution network cables that cross part of the centre and as a re, unfortunately some trails will have to be closed (lower Terry’s Belly, Hot Stepper, Root Manouvres and 50 Shades of Black) during June. However, the National Grid have made a significant contribution to a major trail building project that will be complete by the end of May meaning we will have brand new trails to replace those that will be closed in June. The new trails this summer will include two new blue trails, three new red trails and a black trail, also look out for a new trail style “BPW Blend". There will be a social media competition to name one of the trails during April so get your thinking caps on!
All of the above is just phase one of a major development project that will be taking place over the next three years, we will be sure to keep you informed as plans come to fruition. Finally, a word from the team "The BikePark Wales team would like to thank each and every one of you that has visited and supported us over the years, you guys make the park what it is today and our aim is to keep on pushing to make it better all the time."
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