Extra UK has funded a new partnership between accessories label Topeak and BikePark Wales which begins from this month.
As part of the new agreement, there will be Topeak-branded tool stations in three locations around the park; one at the pickup point, one at the summit of the mountain, and one at the visitor centre, providing riders with tools for trailside repairs.
Additionally, all uplift drivers and on-park staff will have a Topeak multitool on hand that will be available for small adjustments if needed. Topeak products will also be available in the BikePark Wales shop.
The partnership was due to be announced earlier in the year, however the Covid-19 outbreak put a 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. To avoid cross-contamination of shared tools, the tool stations will not be immediately available and will instead be rolled as safe as it is 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’s 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 multitool too so you never need to be stuck on the hill without access to the essentials again.”
To celebrate the launch of the sponsorship agreement, BikePark Wales will be running a competition across their social media channels to win one of two Paris of pedal passes, including e-Bikes, for the winner and a friend. Each winner will also receive a new Topeak PT30 multitool for each winner, and a P20 for their riding buddy.