Video: BikePark Wales - Episode 1: Origins

The birth of the UK's first large-scale mountain bike park

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Over the past six months, videographer Liam Murphy has followed the making of BikePark Wales, the UK’s first large-scale commercial mountain bike park. As the park nears completion, he's compiled a video trilogy following the Cognation team through the highs and lows of the construction process.

Filmed in February 2013, a full four years after work on the project began in 2009, episode one follows the team as construction begins on the site in Gethin, South Wales. The video gives an insight into some of the trails and terrain you can expect to see at the park, as well as the time and effort involved in making it all happen.

BikePark Wales opens to the public on Saturday 24 August. You can book uplifts online now, at the BikePark Wales website.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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