Daniel Makin

Check out recent news, developments and blogs from the Dirt Factory team.


Oldham Pump Track Activities

With the summer holidays in full swing what better way to get the kids (and adults) outside and active than three days of Dirt Factory's mobile pump track at Stoneleigh Park in Derker, Oldham.

Inside Update

How is the search for a new building going? Have we found a new home yet? We've got some exciting prospects on the horizon.

Ard Rock MTB Festival

After a two year sabbatical, Ard Rock Enduro returned, and so did the Dirt Factory pump track. Read on for a short write up and event photo's.

School Pump Track Fun

With the last couple of years hitting schools hard with covid lockdowns and bubble closures galore, what better way to end the academic year on a high than a visit from Dirt Factory's mobile pump track.

Trail Works Complete

Our trail crew have completed the renovation work at Phillips Park mountain bike trail. Pictures of the new features are within this blog.

Phillips Park Trail, Face-lift

It’s been a long time coming, but Phillips Park Mountain Bike Trail in Bury (not to be confused with Clayton Vale in Manchester), is finally going to be treated to some fresh dirt, well half of the trail is at least, read on.

Dr. Bikes (Free)

Free bike checks and minor repairs for any bike in need of some attention to help get you riding again.

Bike Shop Bonanza

After the Dirt Factory pop up coming to a quicker than expected end it was time for the team to come up with innovative ideas to reuse some of the pop up materials elsewhere. What better way than to open a Dirt Factory bike shop in collaboration with Farmer John's mountain bike park in Marple.

Dirt Factory Indoor Bike Park Survey

We're carrying out research to learn more about the strategic need for an indoor mountain bike leisure facility.

Dirt Factory Pop-Up Closed

You may or may not be aware we had to make the difficult decision to close the Dirt Factory Pop-Up site in Manchester much earlier than planned.

Thinking of giving MTB a go: Top 5 Tips

If you are thinking of giving mountain biking ago, this blog is for you. Written by Jess who is relatively new to the sport, Jess wanted to provide her top five tips which will hopefully spur you on to give off-road cycling a try, you won’t regret it.

Last orders at the Dirt Factory pop-up

Our time at Mayfield is coming to an end but we’re delighted to announce a short extension that will give you a chance to ride inside for a few more months yet.