21 Dec Target reached for feasibility study
We have successfully raised funds for a feasibility study! In total £10,000 is needed to pay for all of the reports and impact assessments for the proposed mountain bike trail near Bodmin, but the £6,000 required for the feasibility study has now been secured, with a Crowdfunder campaign raising £2,261 in donations from 120 supporters, and the balance contributed by private investors.
We are passionate about making Bikepark Cornwall a reality. We want to build something special for Cornwall that will be used and enjoyed by generations of riders.
A lot of kind and generous people have backed the project and we are hugely grateful for their support and trust – thank you. Not only does each and every donation help get Bikepark Cornwall one step closer to becoming a reality by contributing funds, it is also proof that people want this to happen and are willing to step up and get behind it.
The feasibility study work has now begun, with the consultant looking at the viability of the proposed site. The research will cover all aspects of the suitability of the location: from identifying potential trail routes, features and design; to a rigorous analysis of the business modelling, site access, health benefits, and potential impact on the surrounding area.
Consideration will also be given to the mid-Cornwall development strategy, community use, and the impact on tourism in the region. The focus will be on progressive riding featuring intermediate and advanced trails that challenge, thrill and excite, and keep people coming back for more.
The feasibility study is due to be completed in February 2017. If results are favourable, the next step will be for us to develop an application to secure planning permission.
All 120 supporters who donated to our Crowdfunder page were entered into a raffle, giving them a chance to win prizes donated by generous local businesses Mucky Nutz, Strong Adolfo’s, Cranked Bikes in Bodmin, Little Bike Shop in South Petherwin, Inside Job, and Cactus Tongue, and the winners have been announced on our Facebook page.