North Wales Live has reported
that Red Bull will not be allowed to use the accommodation Plas Tan-y-Bwlch in Wales after damage caused during Hardline over the past two years.
Snowdonia National Park Authority which owns Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, a Grade II listed mansion offering space for 60 guests, has come to the decision that they will not allow Red Bull to return to the venue for Hardline after being used for the event in previous years. Members of the National Park Authority have claimed that after the past two events have resulted in damage to the property there is too high of a risk for future damage.
While details of the damage have not been revealed North Wales Live has reported
a spokesman saying: “Main costs included refills of fire extinguishers and other additional cleaning and cosmetic damage." After staying last year Red Bull had to forfeit its £5000 deposit and had to pay for all repairs to the property.
During a recent management committee meeting the Director of Corporate Services, Iwan Jones responded to a question about whether staff were at the property during the event saying: “staff were present during the day but weren’t comfortable to stay overnight”.
Members of the committee have expressed that banning Red Bull from staying at the property will be a difficult financial decision with a big gap to fill in order to match the income Hardline generates. But members found that potential future damage could be more significant and "too much of a risk”.
Being a civilized and respectful person is surprisingly easy, these hooligans should have tried it.
I prefer to live by the mantra "Drive/inhabit/use it like you own it". Destroying something is easy and any idiot can do it, creating and/or maintaining something takes creativity, maturity and integrity.
It's a basic human desire! Just take a look at our history of trashing castles-
"Us bikers" really dude? Never thought to compare myself to the hardline riders, completely different sport than what 99.9% of "us bikers" do. Now get off my lawn
Nobody saw this coming, huh?
Our history of trashing castles? You got many castles in the US?
For you guys maybe think ummmm…. Gun range (shrugging emoji).
For the Americans, old buildings get 'listed' to preserve history. You have to have special permission to change stuff. Grade 2 is the lesser of the 2 grades (Scotland and NI do things differently) Grade 1 reserved for really important stuff like old cathedrals or the great cheddar cheese factory of 1468
For example a house in my village are older than the US declaration of independence and is only grade 2 listed. They have to keep their thatched (straw) roofs etc.
No respect, no stay.
Pretty much the same thing. If you behave like that in someone elses property, I don't even want you on the trails. Pick up computer games and keep living with your mom. She sure loves cleaning up after your 40+ yo ass.
There's a time and a place to cut loose, no need to be a dick about it
Plus, my dad's from Liverpool, and if there's anything a Scouser knows how to do well its trash a classy establishment
Your ancestors maybe, yes. But not for hundreds of years.
The US must have missed trashing castles like their ancestors, so they progressed to trashing entire countries instead.
Oh, I think we can piece together this mystery, hahaha
"Look at the time!"
After the official party, some riders decided to create a pool party in their room, meaning that they threw the furniture out the window, duct taped all doors and started to let water pour into the room.
But to be fair: the riders took over these costs.
The bill that the organizer got from the hotel ewas ridiculous:
Some used a bench to trash the glass front door, because they forgot their keycard,
a stuffed bird got his head biten off, .....
It really was crazy times.
Fun fact: this hotel still accomodated the riders the next, following years,
but with young staff during the 2 main event nights, to calm things down, if needed.
Afterwards no more issues.
You have to give props to the family that owned that hotel, to be that easy and relaxed, with this quite f*cked up situation.
I have been doing the global MTB-tourism related communications for Legang for almost 4 years back then, and have to say, the LEOGANG people have been very, very chilled to work with in general (next favorite client back then: Livigno).
Source: guy with little kids
I'm coming to your houses and dropping an upper decker in everyone of your toilets and throwing your tv out your (closed) second floor window with and extension cord so it's still on when it hits the ground. And on my way out I'll make sure to remove your front door from its hinges.
It's fine. Just having a bit of fun.
It's now a study centre with residential rooms etc.
It's a real shame that this has happened to put negativity on mountain bikers.
Being local I can't say that they have ever encouraged mountain biking in the area and this won'n help matters.
But having said this they have facilitated the permission to ride up and down Snowdon ( Highest mountain in England and Wales).
"Kaos, Kaos with a "K""
"Welcome Mr Kaos would you like a room with Mt view or a balcony overlooking the swimming pool, sir?"
"With balcony overlooking the swimming pool will be LOVELY!"
I’ve been around a lot of after parties in a number of different sports. They are all fun, but none are as destructive as downhillers.
That’s the beauty of snowshoe wv. They take hooligans in stride. The last World Cup, the resort took a bit of a beating. Everybody is still invited back this year.
A couple of weekends with 60 douchebags....
I guess if I had a spare $4k I could afford an F1 race.
Don't be a moron.
The jankiest gnar, the gnarliest jank, and the biggest hucks on a race track. The REAL World Cup event
Make Downhill Great Again \m/