“The Development Bank were the key to making the deal to purchase the property happen. They were confident in our plan, which in turn gave us more confidence,” Jim Gaffney, co-owner.Jim Gaffney and Ian Owen began Oneplanet Adventure in 2005 to turn their passion for mountain biking into a commercial business, offering bike rental, workshops and coaching on-site.
Located at the heart of the 650-hectare Coed Llandegla Forest, Oneplanet Adventure welcomes 150,000 visitors each year to use its 91 km of mountain biking, walking and running trails.
A six-figure co-investment from us and HSBC allowed Oneplanet Adventure to purchase the visitor centre and car parks previously owned by the Church Commissioners of England.
The acquisition will allow the business to expand and invest in new trails which will attract even more visitors to the centre and the region.
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