Flyup 417 Bike Park

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Flyup 417 Project, Crickley Hill Farm Crickley Hill, Witcombe, GL3 4UF
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Located just outside Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Flyup own 100 acres of private land to mould into the venue we all really want to ride. The bike park is located just below the hill up to the Air Balloon pub in Birdlip.
PLEASE NOTE SAT NAV’S WILL NOT TAKE YOU TO THE SITE PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS
Flyup 417 Project – Directions:
From the North/South/West M5
M5 J11a
Head towards Cirencester onto the A417
Take the 1st exit off the A417 onto the A46 towards Stroud – At that roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Stroud
At the next roundabout (with a Shell Petrol Station) take the 1st left towards Bentham/Witcombe
Keep on this road until you see national speed limit signs
The 417 Project entrance is on the right-hand side (before the fly over bridge)
There will be a site warden at the entrance who will check your booking and show you the way in

From Oxford M40:
From M40 turn left onto the A436 towards Gloucester
Next roundabout 1st exit onto A436
Next roundabout 2nd exit onto A436
Next roundabout (Air Balloon Pub) take 2nd exit onto the A417
Take 1st exit onto the A46 towards Stroud
At the next roundabout (with a Shell Petrol Station) take the 1st left towards Bentham/Witcombe
Keep on this road until you see national speed limit signs
The 417 Project entrance is on the right-hand side (before the fly over bridge)
There will be a site warden at the entrance who will check your booking and show you the way in

From London M4:
From the M4 J15 onto A419 towards Swindon/Cirencester
Head onto A417 towards Gloucester for approx. 9miles
Turn left onto B4070 towards Birdlip/Stroud
Keep on this road, going down Birdlip Hill
At the bottom (12 Bells pub on your right) Turn right
Keep on this road until you see national speed limit signs
The 417 Project entrance is on the right-hand side (before the fly over bridge)
There will be a site warden at the entrance who will check your booking and show you the way in
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The Flyup 417 Bike Park is near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It launched on the 14th March 2016.

It is privately owned by the same team who run the popular and successful Flyup Uplift service at the Forest of Dean and Gawton Gravity Hub. Trail builders Architrail were involved in the construction.

There is a whole selection of downhill trails, outdoor dirt jumps, a pump track, a 4X and Dual Slalom track, freeride trails, indoor dirt jumps and an uplift.

Cheese Roller - Blue

  • The Cheese Roller at 417 Bike Park is a blue downhill track. It takes approximately 3 minutes to ride and is a full of berms and flow. It is all surfaced and so all weather. Jumps are rollable. There are a few optional features also to spice it up like a rock jump in the woods, 2 gap jumps and some small tables. 

Igneous - Red

  • The Igneous is the red trail at 417 Bike Park and this steps it up a grade. It is also largely surfaced. Full of twisty corners, hip jump, rock gardens, drops, berms and jumps. 

Super Fly - Black

  • The Super Fly is the black trail at 417 Bike Park. It is short at 50 metres but packed full of features. There is a 7-foot qualifying drop, twisty sections, rock jump to berm, chutes, tables, drops, rock gardens, wooded sections, step up's, road gap, steep, large jumps and more.  

Four Cross

  • The National level 4X has drops, big doubles and multi-line choices. It is progressive so great for beginners as well as experts.

Dual Slalom

  • The Dual has two tracks side by side for racing your mates. Full of pumps, jumps and berms.

The Jumps 

  • The Dirt Jumps are progressive also. There are various size jump lines connecting with berms and transfers.There is a beginners section with a small set of tables to learn and progress your abilities a small line of doubles all the way up to the Pro/Comp line.
  • There are outdoor and indoor dirt jumps as well as an airbag.

Indoor Pump Track

  • The Velosolutions indoor pump track is always open, purpose built and housed in an enormous barn.

Other Stuff

  • Entrance fee covers pump tracks, push up for the downhill tracks, 4X track, Dual Slalom, Dirt Jumps and Freeride area.
  • Additional cost for the use of the Flyup Uplift, Drag lift and jump bag.
  • There is a season pass option.
  • You need to pre-book your day initially so don’t just turn up unannounced.

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User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
3.9  (4)
Trail Variety 
 
3.8  (4)
Skills Development 
 
4.3  (4)
Trail Quality  
 
3.9  (4)
Facilities 
 
4.5  (4)
Not Convinced
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Grin Factor 
 
1.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.0
Facilities 
 
4.0

For families, beginners and intermediates if you want to spend a day working on your technique or learning basics, again the 4x and jump park looked good. MTBikers, If you want some large downhill, jumps, flowing sessions, this is not the place. I would choose BPW or BMCC or even Swinley before going back.

User Review

Good Points
The facilities are good, the staff are very friendly
Bad Points
I wouldn't go back unless the MTB tracks were improved. Bearing in mind the 4x was closed, as was the jump park section and both did look good. They have tried to squeeze to many berms in and they are to small and not flowing enough. Broken up with what seems like random objects just for the sake of it. Launches that go nowhere. The most frustrating thing, 7 or 8 little humps just before the only nice sets doubles at the bottom that completely throw you out, for what reason i can only guess.
Would you recommend?
No
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Lots of variety
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0

Plenty there to keep you entertained, good for all levels of riders. A four for facilities for the lack of toilets but they are currently being built!

User Review

Good Points
Fast uplift
Would you recommend?
Yes
K
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0

Brilliant place for both beginners and experts, amazing staff, great uplift

User Review

Good Points
Easy to get to
Great facilities
Friendly staff
Great uplift
Great trails
Would you recommend?
Yes
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417 Fun!!
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
5.0

Had one of the best days MTB'ing ever recently with my pals here. An absolute blast!!

User Review

Good Points
Good range of trails to suit all abilities. Facilities are excellent. Coffee is good and food is excellent!! 4X track is a hoot!!
Bad Points
Blue trial is quite rough in places so run tubeless or carry a puncture kit.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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