NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
With the installation of the new start ramp a host of new opportunities have presented themselves, what was our progressive table line, which has now incorporated into 'Flowter, is the construction of our black jump trail 'Rocket Line'. This popular new installment was a collaboration with Dirt Kraft and involved huge amounts of material being moved, as well as construction of a second bridge and steel/timber step up kicker. The cherry on the cake is the surfacing of the line from top to bottom. Read More
One of the biggest projects we have had this year has been the relocation and remodel of the start ramp. The relocation was essential to insure riders were no longer crossing a bridal way and to optimize trail head starting speed . Having lived with a wooden ramp for as long as we can remember, the decision was made to construct the new roll in out of steel, this has allowed us to model the structure in way that provides plenty of space for riders, as well as an elevation that guarantees a good starting speed. Read More
Okeford hill has always been a challenging site due to the technical trails and their gradient. One of the key developments has been to retrospectively create progression pathways that allow riders to both develop riding skills and to build on their confidence. In addition to the ever growing skills area at the top of the hill, the planned drop zone will have Twelve large drops from 3 to 10 feet high that can be sessioned and one wood and steel step up.
2023 has seen a huge amount of site development including the installation of the 2 bridges crossing the monument and the relocation and construction of a start ramp which has been instrumental in breathing fresh life into the site. 2024 promises to continue on the same trajectory with planning now approved for a new site cabin at the top of the hill, providing a focal point for refreshments and shelter.
We have been busy getting permission to cross the ancient monument that runs through the top of the Park with two new bridges. One has now bee completed and the other is in the plans for 2023
Big Grin Trail build
During 2021 Big Grin has had a complete makeover! Come and have a look!
As of the beginning of July 2022 it is strongly advised that all riders at Okeford Hill Bike Park should wear a full face helmet and knee pads at an absolute minimum. Gloves are also highly recommended. The reason for this decision is the site is a downhill venue and not a trail centre and on very flinty ground therefore the riders exposure is significantly greater.