The crowdfunding campaign to raise £300,000 to build the UK’s first indoor bike park, Dirt Factory, has passed the 50 percent mark just a week after launching.
The Dirt Factory project is looking to open the indoor park in a giant warehouse in Manchester, bringing trails and riding opportunities to those who can’t get out to the mountains, hills or would rather just have the odd session in a dry, wind-free setting where they can see where they’re going.
We joke of course. The outdoors is always going to be number one for riding dirt on a mountain bike or BMX, but the project will provide a great outlet from which to grow the sport and reach a lot more people if it does go ahead.
Vocal backing for the project had been incredibly positive from the mountain biking community in the run up to the 1 February launch, and that support has turned into a huge £159,300 of investment at the time of writing, from a range of 122 investors.