The Junkyard provides a pretty unique riding experience that’s for sure. A far cry from the grandiose bowl setups by the likes of Corby and Unit3Sixty, the Junkyard comprises of what appears to be a simple setup in a fairly small space. This tight space though is what gives it its unique character, because from the very moment you drop in you’re faced with a transition, hip, wall or spine etc. and you’re forced into making snap decisions. Initially it’s tricky to get your head around, but give it a few minutes and you’ll slowly unlock the Junkyard’s secrets, or find yourself to be pinged about like a pinball. It’s super fun either way. Thanks to the cradle and the vert walls your speed never dwindles, so provided you can think fast enough you’re guaranteed an awesome ride!
For those of you that have come into contact with the Tamblings before, you’ll know they’re a welcoming bunch, which really makes a difference when running a place like this. If you’re a seasoned rider, then you know Martyn will be around to give you some tips on the place and most probably have a shred with you, or if you’re a parent dropping your kids off for the day, it’s a reassuring sight to see the family atmosphere. Everyone, no matter what their ability, are in safe hands. You visit once, and feel like you’ve been riding there all your life.