Plan Your Visit

Planning a trip to the Northampton Bike Park? Here’s what you need to know. If your question isn’t covered below,  please get in touch.
Where is the Bike Park?

Carpark address: Eagle Drive, Northampton, NN4 7DU

Follow signs for Delapre Golf Centre.

Northampton Rail Station is 2.04 miles away and there are clearly marked cycle routes.

When cycling to get to the park please be respectful, watch your speed, obey traffic laws and be courteous to local residents.

Are there any rules?

Yes, helmets are compulsory and we strongly recommend elbow pads, knee pads and gloves as a bare minimum.

No nightrides

As this is a Bike Park, we only allow bikes, this means no motorbikes, Sur Ron, mountain boarders, electric motorbikes, push scooters, electric scooters, skateboards, remote-controlled cars, or other vehicles are allowed on the trails. If you are unsure, then please get in touch for clarification.

But there are some other rules too and they are shown on the signs around the site and on the Safety advice page, please familiarise yourself with them before visiting (See the Trail maps).

What facilities are there?

Toilets, cafe, Bike racking and a warm welcome is awaiting you at Delapre Golf Centre. There are hot & cold drinks, snacks, and sandwiches – along with a breakfast, lunch & dinner menu. Enjoy!


Dedicated car park for Bike Park users, go through the wooden entrance at the far end of the car park. Please follow instructions regarding parking charges


There are 6 large benches around the park to sit and relax, perfect for taking a breather or watching the kids tire themselves out.


There is also a tool station for all your basic needs in case you are caught without any on you. Located adjacent to the Skills area.


We also have a Solar and Wind powered Defibrillator and Blood trauma kit for emergencies, the first of its kind at a bike park. The Defib is located next to the Skills area.


There are no bins at the park, please take all your rubbish with you to help keep the park tidy.

Do I need to buy a ticket?

Entry to the site is free for all, you don’t need to buy a ticket or book. The running of the Bike Park is solely funded through revenues from the car park, coaching, events and donations.

Is there car parking and how do I buy a ticket?

There are up to 60 spaces available. Please park in a designated parking place. These are located at the end of the car park through the wooden fenced area.


The bike park is allowing 1-hour free parking for anyone who is just dropping off etc. This means that you MUST arrive and exit within the hour which starts at the gates on the drive.


EXAMPLE – Pay as soon as you park

£5 for 3 hours with free hour INCLUDED. You do NOT get another free hour on top


£7.50 for 4 hours with free hour INCLUDED. You do NOT get another free hour on top


Download the Poppay App where you have a good signal, the signal can be unreliable at the car park. When you are onsite, open the Poppay app, enter the site code of 10140 and then enter your registration number and then choose your tariff.

If you are having trouble with the Poppay app you can call this number between 09:30 and 16:30 to make payment 0330 043 2459.

Your car registration will be picked up by the ANPR cameras so it will know when you arrived and when you leave. Failure to buy a ticket or stay past the free hour will result in a £100 fine.

Please note there is a 30p booking fee. Once the spaces are full you can use the car park at Midsummer Meadow Car Park, Bedford Rd, Northampton NN1 5NG. Please do not park anywhere else.

When is the Bike Park open?

We welcome visitors from sunrise to sunset (daylight hours only) but please note the car park does close, the time depends on the season, you can find details on the signs as you enter the car park.

What are the trails like?

All trails are clearly marked with difficulty level, type of bikes and any other information you need. If in doubt, please check the trail maps at the entrances and collection points.

Always ride within your comfort level and build up to bigger features over time. The site is designed to aid your progression so start with East trails and when you have built your confidence you can try the West trails.

Can I bring groups to the Bike Park and guide them?

We do not allow commercial guiding on site, however, if you are organising a group of friends and would like to use the Bike Park please let us know by emailing us at

If you are interested in improving your skills, why not join one of our coaching sessions?

Is there a minimum age to ride?

All ages are welcome, but children aged 15 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult (over 18 years) at all times.

Can I ride an E-bike?

Yes, E-bikes are welcome on the trails so long as they meet EU directive EN151194. E-bikes used must:

  • Be fitted with a motor with a power of no more than 250w.
  • Provide a maximum assisted speed (i.e. the speed at which motor assistance is automatically cut off) of no more than 25 kmph (roughly 15.5 mph).
  • Not be fitted with a full speed throttle that can work ‘independently’ (that is without the pedals ‘moving forward’). Start Up Assist throttles (those that assist up to 6 km/h) are allowed.

Please note, to ride an E-bike you must be 14 years of age or older by UK law.

Can I use a child's seat/carrying device?

These are not recommended due to the lack of testing of these devices on mountain bike courses, we would not want to put your child at risk.

Can I take my dog to the Bike Park?

Yes you can but only on the permissible walkway around the site that is clearly marked. Please keep your dog on a lead at all times (this includes trail dogs) for their safety and that of the other users. And, of course, please pick up or “stick and flick” any dog waste.

What do weather warnings mean?

From time to time we may need to issue a weather warning.

Northampton Bike Park is built to be rideable all year round. Harsher conditions will require a greater riding ability so please only ride if you are experienced in all-weather riding. We may, in the event of extreme weather conditions, decide to close the park to ensure everyone’s safety.

Can you hire a bike?

At the moment we do not have a bike hire facility.

One of our sponsors AJ Cycles based in Rushden Lakes do hire out bikes, please see the website for more details.

AJ Cycles | AJ Cycles is an independent run cycle store. We pride ourselves on our customer service and

Please respect the Park, follow the rules and respect other users, we hope to see you soon

If you would like to donate towards the upkeep of the facility and to ensure its sustainability, please click here.