New Skateboard Ramp opens in Bideford

Skateboard mini ramp

A new "halfpipe" mini skateboard ramp has been built and delivered in record time to cheers of approval from local riders. The new mini ramp has been designed for the local riding community whilst plans for a new £150K concrete skatepark for Bideford are brought forward following the unscheduled closure of the old park over safety concerns.

The 20ft wide ramp has been designed and built by Dorset based skatepark specialists, Maverick Industries, incorporating a double layer birch ply riding surface designed to optimise speed and traction. Built using traditional carpentry skills over 10,000 screws were also needed in the construction.

Sean Kearney - Commercial and Leisure Services Manager said:

"The mini ramp structure has been welcomed by the local riding community and will provide an interim solution until the plans for the new park can be implemented.  Our Community Engagement Officer James Jarroudi and the contractors have worked really hard to get something in place in a very short period of time and the ramp is already seeing a lot of use." 

Russ Holbert, - Director of Maverick Industries, who attended the official launch said:

"We were pleased to have the opportunity to construct a high quality wooden ramp for the local riders and are keen to work with the local community to support the project for a new concrete park moving forwards"

10 April 2017