The first part of our expansion is now complete, new Cakery Cafe extension, Bike Hire Hub and courtyard is fully open. Cakery Cafe extension building is light and stylish giving us 64 seats indoors. Features include a Sky Garden roof, expansive glass wall with bi-fold doors, air source heating system and great veiws. New Bike Hire Hub and paved courtyard area is complete giving a much improved visitor experience. Increased parking with weatherproof surface is partially complete with further external works being carried out.
Huge thanks must go to our team of staff here, it hadn’t been the easiest environment to work in as we neared completion everyone pulled together and got us through the transition into the new buildings. Huge thanks to the main building contractor Randall Orchard Construction of Richmond for delivering us into the new buildings in time for the Ardrock weekend and for the great finish to the whole project that we’re really proud of. Randall Orchard worked closely with us to allow us to operate the business around them throughout the 10 month build, we really couldn’t have had a better team of builders on board constructing this project. More flag waving this time for the electrical contractors Neil Boynton Electricals of Northallerton, David Shields Heating & Plumbing of Redmire, Northallerton Glass for the balustrade hand rails, Dales Security, Yoredale Computing, Ushers Refrideration of Gilling, Apollo Doors of Washington fitted the Bi-folds and Bike Shop doors. There’s also a long list of friends, supporters and organisations that we owe a huge thanks to for help along this incredible journey in getting this first phase of our ambitious expansion completed
May 2018 we were granted full planning permission by unanimous decision of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Planning committee for this ambitious £1.3 million expansion. Exciting times ahead as we look to commence construction of the accommodation building in Autumn 2022.
Supported by: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Dales Bike Centre - Cycle Visitor Hub
Project aim to extend and upgrade cycle hub visitor facilities, new cafe building, bike hire facilities, courtyard and parking
Also supported by: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund - Link here
Sustainable Development Fund is open to individuals, businesses, community groups or voluntary sector bodies. It provides an accessible source of money for a range of projects that result in positive benefits for the National Park’s environment, economy and communities, while enhancing and conserving local culture, wildlife and landscape.