Dirt Factory offers fun and rewarding riding experiences at our own indoor bike park, in the community and at events.
We're a Manchester-based start-up, created by five friends with a passion for mountain biking. Our aim is to create the UK’s first dedicated indoor bike park; making cycling, mountain biking and BMX more accessible by bringing a high-quality riding experience to a highly populated area.
The Dirt Factory Manchester bike park is just the start. Our team is working to secure a much larger facility within Greater Manchester that will house a wider range of trails and features. We want to give people the chance to ride fun and exciting trails whatever the weather, after work or school, through the darker nights or when travelling long distances is not an option.
Central to the Dirt Factory ethos is that by having fun on your bike, you will improve your skills, health, wellbeing and confidence, and are more likely to cycle more often.
Our mission is to provide customers with a safe, fun and inspiring indoor bike facility that will improve their bike skills, health and wellbeing and by doing so, help provide a sustainable future for the sport, local community and wider society.
Dirt Factory is delivered by a passionate staff and management team. Our love for bikes, spades and bringing people together has been harnessed within the development of Dirt Factory. We are using our shared passion constructively to bring mountain biking and BMX to a much wider audience.
In addition to our core staff team we have a skilled and diverse management team. Our six directors are professionals with a wide range of experience from the bike industry, construction and project management, finance and accounting, marketing and education. Our shared skills and passion are driving Dirt Factory forwards – building a brand that will deliver truly unique experiences and leisure facilities.
Founder and CEO
Bike Shop Supervisor
The Dirt Factory you see today has developed thanks to our community of supporters. This community includes friends, volunteers, investors and partner organisations who share our vision.
In 2016, Dirt Factory ran a successful crowdfunding campaign which achieved full funding in only 16 days. The campaign then went into over-funding and we were able to reach our stretch target thanks to the support of more than 500 investors. Everyone who invested in the crowd fund campaign has become a shareholder of Dirt Factory. In addition to their financial support, our network of shareholders have brought with them skills, knowledge and expertise that has further strengthened the Dirt Factory business.