4Motion was formed as a community group in June 2012 by some parents whose children participated in the bike coaching sessions at the West Park Bike Track, Darlington. We wanted to get the sessions at West Park up and running again. We also had opportunity to explore the idea of an indoor Skatepark. Darlington Gymnastics were looking for a new home and through links we came together to see if we could find a building that could accommodate us both. With this opportunity we decided we needed to form a limited guarantee company and to become a registered charity, ‘4Motion Darlington’. We got company registration in April 2013 and are now a registered charity.
R-Kade has been established since July 1999 and has recently undergone a huge refurbishment. The park has now been built to a pro standard by Cambridgeshire based Four One Four Skateparks Ltd who carried out the design and build of the park. The build took three months to complete and the park is now fully open. The park features a large bowl, street section, BMX section with jump boxes and much more. For our younger (under 10 year olds) riders and skaters there is the Jungle section with smaller ramps and jumps so they can build their confidence slowly then progress into the main park. Check out our photos and videos!!