A fundraiser has been set up for Windhill Bike Park, which was hit by a fire earlier this week.
“Our iconic start ramp/cabin was unfortunately destroyed by fire,” said a post on the GoFundMe page. “This was no accident.
“Not only did the ramp provide the initial burst of speed for riders but underneath was a cabin for riders to rest, recuperate between runs and relax with fellow riders.
“The cabin also acted as our store for essential tools of the trade that helped us keep the trails running sweet, lips crisp, landings smooth and run the site on a day to day basis. Everything above and below is gone or stolen: blowers, chain saws, hand tools, our generator, hand tools and much more besides.
“We hope to get the site back up to speed and running at its best as soon as possible. We’ve had so many messages of support from the MTB community and beyond, all pledging support and help. It’s been both humbling and heartening to hear the words of support, many of whom suggested we ask for your help through donating funds to make Wind Hill Great Again. So here it is …
“We are looking to rebuild a ramp and provide a cabin. We are hoping with help to raise the money to rebuild these and replace the essential equipment that was lost to the flames and thieves.”
Windhill Bike Park posted news of the fire on Facebook on 2nd October.
“It’s hard to describe the sinking feeling I felt seeing the pictures forwarded ….. Our iconic Start Cabin, the start point of hundreds of thousands of minutes of fun for riders from around the world and a cosy rest point between runs was gone,” said the post.
“Hundreds of hours from the team and volunteers and tens of thousands of pounds was gone. Awash with a range of emotions, rage, upset, sorrow, I sat numbed and not ashamed to say some tears flowed.”
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