Okeford Bike Park Racing this Weekend

Races and Events

We are holding a number of races this year, 3 in our winter series 3 for our summer series, we’re also holding the southern downhill champs at the end of the year. If you would like to enter any of these races they are on British cycling. Entries are £35 which includes your uplift costs as well, if you are planning on entering on the day of the race the cost will be £45 again that includes uplift pass. During race days the rest of the park will be closed to people who aren’t competing, but still feel free to come along and cheers those on who are, its a good day’s entertainment for all that watch and race.

We also have a few other events happening this year, including a trail building course brought to you by some of best trail designers and builders in europe who have worked on many of the Redbull competitions £220, in easter we are also holding events to get more young people into the sport there will be coaches there for lessons and helps, then later on in the year we have a girls only weekend to try and encourage more women to join the sport. We will also be hosting demo days for various bike companies, please keep an eye out for these.

List of dates for upcoming races and events.

Races
05/03/2017 winter series race 2
16/04/2017 winter series race 3

21/05/2017 summer series race 1
16/07/2017 summer series race 2
10/09/2017 summer series race 3

22/10/2017 southern downhill champs


 
Accommodation –
Loose Reins loosereins.co.uk offer luxury cabins at the base of the hill.
The Willows, Shillingstone willowsbandbdorset.co.uk.
Bere Marsh House, Shillingstone beremarshhouse.co.uk.
Gorse Farm B&B, nr Sturminster Newton gorsefarmhousebb.co.uk
Plumber Manor House, nr Sturminster Newton plumbermanor.co.ukArnewood House B&B Winterbourne Houghton, bedbreakfastdorset.co.uk
Camping
If a group of riders would like to camp on site over the weekends please contact us first. We have loo’s on site that is about it in the way of facilities the cafe will be open weekends between normal park opening hours, we only ask that you keep the place tidy and do not ride the trails whilst we are not there due to insurance reasons.

If you require more facilities there is Inside park campsite/caravan park 4 miles down the road towards Blandford.

Shops – there is a village shop in Okeford Fitzpaine, or Blandford is only a few miles away and is a lively town with a variety of shops, pubs & accommodation.

Facilities

We provide free car parking for all users even if you’re not using the bike park but going to explore the countryside instead. In the car park you’ll find our loo’s please try not to make a mess in them. Once you get to the hut you’ll find a trail map with all our trails, each trail has been graded please be mindful of this and only attempt trails that you feel comfortable with, please always try and ride as a group incase someone injures themselves the others can come find help.
How to get there

    1. The postcode dt11 0ef will take you to the edge of Okeford Fitzpaine2. Come off the A357 and go through Okeford Fitzpaine, as you leave the village you’ll see a turning up the hill to the left, take this turning and follow till you reach a layby on the left at the brow of the hill.3. Turn into the layby and go through the gate onto the track – drive all the way around following the track through gateways until you get to our parking area on the right.4. You are now at Okeford Hill bike Park!

Run down for the weekend is that Saturday park will be open to anyone as normal but on the race will be closed to those who aren’t racing. The morning will be free practice minimum of 2 runs required by British cycling. Then around lunch time race runs start. 2 timed runs. Catering is being done by a lovely company called indulge from Shaftesbury there will be a spares shop run by Hammoon cycles.