To end the speculation and rumours, FlyUp 417 Project have announced the official opening date for the park… Monday 14th March 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for your opportunity to book in your ride at the 417 Project once the booking calendar goes live towards the end of 2015.

bigquotes We are super excited to announce that we can finally give you the news you have all been waiting for… the 417 Project will officially be opening its gates for business on 14th March 2016. We were desperately hoping to open this year, but sadly due to numerous factors this will just not be possible. We know everyone – including us – is eager for the 417 Project to open but thanks to the worst August on record, the rain has hindered the track building massively. We had days where Architrail – even with their best efforts – just couldn’t get the diggers on the hillside. Good old British summer! We want things to be at their best for you all when you come to ride and with the estimated completion date for the tracks now being smack bang in winter, opening in the Spring will give the tracks time to settle ready for you all to enjoy properly. On top of this we have a few exciting things things in the pipeline which will add so much to our facility but have equally added to the timescales although we can’t say much at this stage. All customers that pre-purchased their passes through the Indigogo campaign will be contacted separately to make your booking, and those with the ‘exclusive access tickets’ will receive their date options in the next few weeks. And finally, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for details of our Launch Party. We will have a limited amount of tickets up for grabs, and you won’t want to miss out. We want to thank everyone for their continued support and patience, we guarantee that it will all have been worth the wait in the end. Here’s to the final straight! The end and beginning is well and truly in sight! – FlyUp 417 Project

Located just outside Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Flyup own 100 acres of private land, making it the biggest privately owned mountain bike facility in the country to date. The park will be home to three downhill tracks from blue to red/black grade, and supported by the FlyUp uplift service. The park will also have a national-level 4X track and Dual Slalom run, which will be supported by the country’s first MTB Drag Lift service. If that’s not enough the park will also feature a jump bag, freeride area and one acre dirt jump arena. For those seemingly more frequent rainy British days and dark winter nights, the 417 Project have two separate indoor riding barns totalling over 1100 square metres. They’ll also be a café, bike shop and workshop on site.

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