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Crowdfunded Mountain Biking Facility Calls for Supporters

Support the new Project 417 crowdfunded mountain biking facility in Gloucestershire and get some exclusive perks.

Flyup Project 417 – a new crowdfunded mountain biking facility

A new crowd funded mountain biking facility currently being built in Gloucetershire, Flyup Project 417 is on the look out for supporters. A small injection of cash will not only bring this ambitious project to life, but will also get you everything from a t-shirt or preview access to exclusive use of the whole facility for a day.

Flyup Project 417 is the brainchild of Angela and Simon Ruskin. They’ve been running the Flyup Downhill uplift service in the Forest of Dean and Gawton (Devon) for several years, but have now set their sights on something even bigger.

They’re creating a huge and extensive mountain biking facility that will cater to pretty much ever kind of MTBer. There will be downhill tracks, 4X and Dual Slalom tracks with a drag lift, dirt jumps, and even an indoor arena so you can ride even if the weather sucks.

The project is being partly funded through Indie Go Go, a crowd-funding site. You can choose to put forward any amount from £10 to £2,500, and in return will receive various perks depending on how much you’ve put in. This includes t-shirts, raffle tickets, priority day passes so you can get in and ride ahead of the rush, and all the way up to exclusive access for you and your friends.

With 4X World Champion Katy Curd lending support and expertise, not to mention a raft of other MTB experts, it’s sure to become one of the top mountain biking destinations in the UK.

To find out more and show your support, visit the Flyup Project 417 Page.

Project 417 will include:

– 6 Downhill tracks with uplifts
– 4X and Dual Slalom track with drag lift
– 2 acre Dirt Jump arena
– 1,000m2 Indoor area including pump track
– Heated indoor chill-out area with sofas, coffee and drinks
– Mezzanine viewing level with cinema
– Airbag arena
– 4acre free-ride area- Bike shop with full workshop facilities
– On-site cafe with home cooked food and vegetables from the on-site garden. Yum!


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