We’ve all been there, something comes loose while hammering out the laps but you’ve no tools. Well, Bikepark Wales and Topeak have you covered.
While the actual installation of the Topeak tool stations have been delayed to prevent too many people sharing the tools during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should see them keeping many a rider on track once they’re in place.
Read the full press release below.
Extra UK is pleased to announce a new partnership between Topeak and BikePark Wales from July 2020.
As part of the agreement, there will be Topeak-branded tool stations in 3 locations around the park; one at the pickup point, one at the summit of the mountain, and one at the visitor centre. These tool stations will ensure riders are never left stranded without the tools needed to provide almost all trailside repairs.
Not only this, but all uplift drivers and on-park staff will have a Topeak multitool on hand that will be available for small adjustments if required. Topeak products will also be available in the BikePark Wales shop, should visitors to the park want to add a Topeak accessory to their riding kit.
The Topeak range encapsulates everything a rider or home mechanic may need to maintain, fix, or build their mountain bike, and this partnership demonstrates the brand’s dedication to bolstering the UK’s mountain bike scene. The partnership was due to be announced earlier in the year, however the COVID-19 outbreak had to put an unfortunate pause on plans whilst parts of the UK were placed under lockdown.
Now Welsh MTB centres are looking at reopening following a relaxation on travel in and around Wales, and whilst tool stations will not be immediately available (to avoid cross-contamination of shared tools) Extra UK, Topeak, and BikePark Wales hope that these features will be rolled out as soon as is safe to do so.
Martin Astley, BikePark Wales Founder and Director said, “It’s great to have Topeak join us as a partner at BikePark Wales, we always look for partners that can bring something to the experience and with the Topeak tool stations situated around the park they are adding something really valuable for visiting riders.
The COVID pandemic may have temporarily scuppered our plans but we look forward to keeping thousands of riders on the hill maximising their riding time thanks to Topeak in years to come. All our drivers, patrollers and coaches will be carrying Topeak multitools too so you never need to be stuck on the hill without access to the essentials again!”
To celebrate the launch of this exciting sponsorship agreement, BikePark Wales will be running a competition on their social media channels, to win one of two pairs of pedal passes (including e-bikes) for the winner and their friend. Also, there will be a new Topeak PT30 multitool for each winner, and a Topeak P20 for their riding buddy.