Since the start of our journey we knew that Dirt Factory would never replicate the experience of riding in the great outdoors. Instead we aim to make mountain biking and BMX more accessible by bringing the dirt trails to Manchester. Indoor riding in the UK will allow riders to learn and progress their skills on flowing indoor bike trails, skills zones, jumps and foam pits, ready to take to the outdoors.
Ben and Claire from WeRide got in touch a few months ago about a proposal to offer Dirt Factory customers access to high quality outdoor guided rides in the UK and abroad. WeRide aims to give riders the best experience possible – providing guided rides and inclusive trips to some of the best mountain bike destinations in the world. Their guided rides and trips cater for all levels of cyclist, allowing everyone to take in the most stunning scenery, on awesome trails, making new friends and creating lasting memories.
Our team have traveled the globe with bikes, from Wales to Washington and we’ve said it before – if you’re travelling, take your bike, or at least hire one whilst you’re there. When you’ve been riding inside you’ll be developing the skills to tackle what the outdoors has to offer, from UK trail centres to Alpine singletrack. Our partnership with WeRide will give Dirt Factory customers access to high quality guided rides in the great outdoors.
The Dirt Factory team see WeRide as a great benefit for Dirt Factory visitors and we hope to have the WeRide team working from one of our rentable spaces within the park. Check out the WeRide website for more info on the services offered by Ben and Claire.
What else would you like to see offered in Dirt Factory? Bespoke frame builders? Rentable office and start-up space? A tattoo artist or barber? Let us know by commenting below or by contacting us directly.
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