Visiting Your Venue

We have been providing a range of school and community activities across the UK since 2016 including;

  • Pump Track activities for all ages and abilities 
  • Air Bag hire
  • Organised bike rides and excursions 
  • Trail and pump track design and build 
  • Bike maintenance clinics 

All our staff are qualified, experienced, first-aid trained, DBS checked and work to a robust safeguarding policy and health and safety policy.

What’s on offer?

All of our sessions are fully risk assessed and staffed by qualified first aiders and DBS checked staff.

Pump Track Sessions
Pump Tracks encourage riders to develop fundamental bike skills alongside exercising and mental stimulation. The unique design provides a fun education tool, perfect for building confidence and developing skills. Suitable for ages 3+ including bikes, scooters, skateboards and roller skates. Our track is modular which means a wide range of layouts and sizes are available to suit your requirements.

Air Bag Experience
An Air Bag is large soft landing zone designed for jumping onto. The Air Bag is designed specifically to practice jumping technique on your bike or for a leap of faith where no bike is required.  BigAirBag® products conform to or exceed both the European Union safety regulations for inflatable sports equipment (EN-14960) and the US safety regulations set out by the ASTM.

Bike Maintenance Clinics
Book between 1 to 4 hour sessions and learn essential bike maintenance skills. We use a professional bike mechanic to deliver the bike clinic’s. Our sessions are a mixture of demonstrations and hands on activities. Pupils will learn how to repair punctures, inspect their brakes, set gears, make adjustments and become familiar basic bike tools.

Bike Coaching and Led Rides 
Our taster sessions provide an introduction to off-road cycling focusing on fundamental bike skills. A fun and rewarding day that takes you through the very basics of riding a bike. These sessions offer a perfect taster for any beginner or group. What to expect:
• Guided cycle rides
• Fundamental bike skills; basic, intermediate and advanced
• Body position, brake and balance control 
• Progressive sessions to build skills and confidence 
• Regular feedback and analysis 

Your instructors

  • Outdoor First Aid trained
  • British Cycling qualified coaches
  • 20 years cycling experience

Enterprise Workshops
Inspire the next generation with an inspirational Dirt Factory presentation. We can cover a host of topics such as; business development, crowd funding, marketing, social media, logo design and raising finance – or any particular business topic you may be covering within your group, school, college or organisation. Our team of directors successfully raised over £400,000 through crowd funding to create the UKs first Indoor bike park, they’re confident and engaging speakers and would love to share their journey with your group.

Group size and Ratios

Instructor / Student Ratio = 1:8
Maximum group sizes = 16/32

Too many pupils?
Groups with over 16 participants will be split into 2 or more groups of 16 or less. This ensures correct ratios and a better experience for participants. School staff are encouraged to join the sessions, for safeguarding reasons there must be a minimum of two adults present with any group.

Enquiries

If you would like to discuss a visit to your venue please call us on 07388 097 750 or email [email protected] . Pre-filled risk assessments, session plans, plus easy to fill parental consent forms are all ready for you. Dirt Factory has already inspired thousands of people to pick up their bikes and get riding more often. If you would like to find out more please get in touch. 

FEEDBACK

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    "My son took part in one of the junior coaching sessions and loved it... Great place!"
    Michelle, parent
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    "Awesome bike park, friendly staff and good value. A very good day was had!"
    Janette, rider
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    "Really cool place for the kids and grownups. Great place on a rainy day for a spot of mountain biking and a nice little cafe stop."
    David, rider
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    "What an amazing day the children have had! They have been talking about it since they came back and there is a 'buzz' about the Dirt Factory."
    Jonathan, Assistant Headteacher

Improving health, wellbeing and confidence

We are big believers in the power of cycling and the positive impact it has on both physical and mental health. Our pump track gets the blood pumping but equally important, it inspires confidence and delivers fun!