Repair works to take place at Northampton Bike ParkCulture and tourism
08 February 2023
On Track, working in collaboration with West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and Northamptonshire Sport (NSport) will be carrying out crucial repair works at Northampton Bike Park from Monday, 13 February.
Works are scheduled to take place across two to three weeks, and the west trails will remain closed while these works take place.
The remaining trails at Northampton Bike Park remain open as usual and are not affected by the repair works.
Following its opening in the autumn and a very dry hot summer, the winter weather has highlighted concerns regarding ground-water drainage on the west trail.
On Track will be installing new features to divert ground water away from the trails, in addition to the existing surface-water drainage, to reduce the risk of water damage and ensure that the trails are protected against future diverse weather conditions.
To support this, On Track will repair and lay new surface where the trails have been damaged.
It is not unusual for bike park trails to be impacted by poor weather; however, the west trails have been more affected by the adverse weather this winter than anyone anticipated.Cllr Adam Brown, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Leisure
We are all very disappointed that the facility has seen partial closures for so long, and we are working closely with On Track to ensure that the repair works are carried out as quickly as possible and we ensure that ground and surface-water is diverted to prevent this from happening in future.
We’re looking forward to welcoming all riders back to the park. Fortunately, the Kids Mountain Bike Course is going ahead on Sunday 19 February and there’s plenty of trail space open that’s perfect for younger visitors to improve their skills.Gabrielle Deere, Strategic Director – Business Development & Commercial at Nsport
We have a busy calendar of activities planned throughout the year when the park is fully open, watch this space and please keep an eye on our social media profiles for updates, search Northampton Bike Park.
WNC and Nsport will seek to open the west trails as soon as it is viable and safe to do so.
Updates will be posted on the Northampton Bike Park website.