The vision of the Barry Sidings Bike Park is to create a national caliber family riding area and recreational tourism destination for RCT
The mission is for Barry Sidings Bike Park:
To be free and open to the public and all members of the community;
Provide a full spectrum, destination riding experience for riders of all ages, skills and abilities;
Provide a venue for races, competitions and special events programming;
Provide significant economic impact for the local community as a recreational tourism destination;
Provide sustainable revenue for the ongoing maintenance and operation of the facility;
And to offer our families, friends and communities a facilities for all abilities and ages.
The Barry Sidings Bike Park is a project of the Bicycle Doctor The design and development of the bike park is guided by these core values:
Inspire our families to explore the outdoors and engage in positive, healthy activities.
Create experiences and opportunities to establish and strengthen friendships.
Promote healthy active recreational lifestyles that can benefit all members of the community through activities such as Cycling, Walking and exploring the outdoors.
Purpose Built Trail System
The purpose-built bike trails will showcase the dynamic terrain created by the historic strip mining activities and 50-years of forest revegetation. Two core trails provide access to the beginner/family and intermediate and the specialized riding areas within the park. Technical trail and enhanced terrain skills features throughout the trail system will be provided as “optional lines”
the Skills area which already includes a pump track there will be a kids track. Each area is designed for all users, demonstrations, coaching and tuition to be carried out in a safe traffic free environment. The Skills area will provide riders with a preview of the varied terrain and technical features they will encounter on the trails.
Professional Integrated Event Infrastructure
Event ready trail signage, award podiums, starting gantries, timing gates, and event staging areas provide integrated infrastructure to ensure streamlined event production and enjoyable events.
World Class Destination Tourism Amenities
Designed to enhance the destination experience, the cafe and changing facility,bike hire, Guiding and Coaching, bike wash and work stations, bike racks, and comprehensive signage system with “night vision” reflective signs for pulse pounding night time riding ensure safe, positive and rewarding experiences from the first time out and every time after.
World Class Destination Tourism Amenities
Providing destination level amenities for visitors to the park ensures positive first time experiences, and positive experiences every time after.
★ Cafe and changing areas
The Cafe and changing facilities provides destination visitors with a full suite of amenities to enjoy the epic trails and after riding in comfort.
★ Bike hire inc E Bikes
Bike Hire to include Electric assisted Bikes providing fun for all the family and all users.
★ Bike Wash Station
The bike wash station lets visitors service their bikes and equipment before and after riding, maximizing the experience.
★ On site Workshop
The on site workshop staffed by knowledgeable mechanics will provide a repair service or last minute adjustments to the user
★ Bike Tool Station
The bike tool station provides visitors with a work stand, basic tools, and air pump for servicing equipment and keeping equipment tuned.
★ Coaching and Tuition
Fully qualified Cycle coaches will provide coaching and Cycling Tuition to all abilities both one on one and group tuition.
★ Night Vision Signage
Comprehensive signage system produced with reflective surfacing ensures visitors are never lost day or night.
★ Onsite Parking
The onsite Car park provides an additional level of comfort, security, and convenience for destination visitors.
★ Historic Rhondda heritage park attraction, Nearby heritage park Hotel and leisure club and nearby Fishing at the Park
Fun for the whole family.
Barry Siding Bike Park will host dedicated events aimed at community cohesion and Family get togethers
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Bike Park Conceptual Plan(coming soon)