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    ourselves sorted picked up the trail map and headed over for the uplift After a quick and efficient drive in a minibus we found ourselves at the top of the hill looking at the trailhead It was decision time black red or blue For us blue was the perfect choice for a warm up The trail snakes away over the rise and takes you on a fun ride over and down the hill There s plenty of new skool features to keep you engaged and the height loss is enough to stop you from pedalling most of the time The trails all connect at a fire road about ½ way down which does interrupt the flow slightly but it also provides a little rest time or a chance to catch up with friends It also allows you the opportunity to stitch together different sections So you could start the descent on a blue and switch to one of the many red or black trails for the next section It s this feature that ultimately enables you never to feel bored there s so many possibilities The red graded trails were a great step up and provided plenty of extra interest Having the luxury of riding them a few times meant we could really dial them in The black routes were Tags Coed y Brenin Betws y Coed Video Mid Wales South Wales Cognation Bike Park Wales North Wales Posted by Admin at 15 33 01 0 Comments Permalink Tuesday 07 April 2015 New singletrack at Nant yr Arian First new trail at Nant in 10 years A new section of red grade trail has opened at Bwlch Nant yr Arian It may be only 400m long but packs in loads of features including 3 berms and loads of jump opportunities It also sits just above the Mark of Zorro making this epic section even longer and better Possibly the best in Wales The Summit Trail getting even bigger Natural Resource Wales have made some fantastic new changes to their Summit mountain bike trail It now includes all of the amazing singletrack that Bwlch Nant yr Arian has to offer including over 400m of a brand new fast flowing section The length of the trail is now almost 20km though those wanting an even bigger challenge should try our epic Syfydrin trail which at 35km includes all of our singletrack and also some of the best technical exposed and awesome riding in Wales Tags Nant yr Arian Trail Developments Mid Wales Posted by Admin at 15 09 59 0 Comments Permalink Wednesday 25 March 2015 BikePark Wales Trail Crew on Call BikePark Wales take a light hearted look at life behind the scenes with their team of trail building experts as they keep your favourite trails in tip top shape during some challenging winter conditions Tags Trail Developments Video South Wales Bike Park Wales Posted by Admin at 17 33 02 0 Comments Permalink Wednesday 18 March 2015 Enduro Season Kicks Off Race season began in earnest last weekend as Bike Park Wales hosted the One Industries Mini Enduro which doubled up as the opening round of the Welsh Gravity Enduro Series And there s a scant six days to recover before the enduro action continues this time at Coed Trallwm trail centre in mid Wales where Red Kite Events are laying on the first round of the Mondraker Enduro Series Or you may prefer to take on Round 1 of the 2015 Welsh Enduro Series which takes place in the iconic Coed y Brenin MTB Trail Centre And there s a scant six days to recover before the enduro action continues this time at Coed Trallwm trail centre in mid Wales where Red Kite Events are laying on the first round of the Mondraker Enduro Series Or you may prefer to take on Round 1 of the 2015 Welsh Enduro Series which takes place in the iconic Coed y Brenin MTB Trail Centre If you re unfamiliar with the gravity style enduro format expect a series of timed technical downhill sections linked by untimed transition stages The rider with the shortest combined time for all the stages takes top step on the winners podium And to help you get your race face on Hay on Wye based rider Lewis Day has taken some time out from training to come up with 5 top tips for enduro success Lewis sponsored by his LBS Drover Cycles knows his stuff he finished top dog competing last season over the border at Hopton in Shropshire Over to Lewis get your shred on 1 Be prepared Lay out everything you could possibly need for the weekend I take pretty much all my riding kit full face helmet jackets goggles etc We all know how unpredictable British weather can be so pack for any eventuality Chances are the stage gnarl factor will also be unknown so take sufficient padding to cover all bases Also pack a well stocked tool box 2 Fuel There s often not enough time to eat a complete meal during the race so flapjacks energy gels and the like are key to keep you going all day A solid energy biased breakfast is also very important I favour lots of toast bananas and lots of water come the morning of the race 3 Timing You will be allocated a start time for each stage it s quite important you keep to these for most events at least At some races you ll be handed a sticker with this info which you can slap on your bike Failing that keep a note I like to use a piece of Duck tape stuck to my top tube where I write my times with a marker pen Obviously a watch is also handy 4 Bike setup In my opinion some people get too hung up on bike set up and bike choice painstakingly tailoring them to each stage I like to have a base set

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  • MBWales - Exciting changes ahead for MBWales!
    2011 4 December 2011 4 January 2012 3 February 2012 9 March 2012 4 April 2012 2 May 2012 2 June 2012 4 July 2012 2 August 2012 4 September 2012 3 October 2012 2 December 2012 1 January 2013 4 February 2013 1 March 2013 1 November 2013 1 December 2013 3 March 2014 4 May 2014 1 June 2014 3 July 2014 5 August 2014 3 September 2014 4 October 2014 2 November 2014 2 December 2014 5 January 2015 2 February 2015 2 March 2015 5 April 2015 2 January 2016 2 Exciting changes ahead for MBWales MB Wales will be going through some exciting changes in 2016 and would like you to be involved too Our social media will keep you up to date with all the news while some major changes are made to the website but don t worry all the vital trail maps and information will still be in the same place MBWales com will remain the official authoritative information hub for all Mountain Biking routes and facilities in Wales With our new branding about to be given a global launch early in 2016 and much more to follow don t miss out

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  • MBWales - Make your Business a part of the Buzz!
    February 2012 9 March 2012 4 April 2012 2 May 2012 2 June 2012 4 July 2012 2 August 2012 4 September 2012 3 October 2012 2 December 2012 1 January 2013 4 February 2013 1 March 2013 1 November 2013 1 December 2013 3 March 2014 4 May 2014 1 June 2014 3 July 2014 5 August 2014 3 September 2014 4 October 2014 2 November 2014 2 December 2014 5 January 2015 2 February 2015 2 March 2015 5 April 2015 2 January 2016 2 Make your Business a part of the Buzz MB Wales will be going through some exciting changes in 2016 and would like you to be involved too If you run a business within Wales that provides services to the mountain biking community get yourself a pin on our new interactive map of Wales This is your opportunity to feature your business on the official information hub for all mountain bike routes and facilities in Wales Let s turn our customers into your customers too With our new branding about to be given a global launch early in 2016 and much more to follow don t miss out register your interest now so that

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  • MBWales - Beer & Bike Roadtrip
    of independent breweries had vanished from the area In that moment he set himself a mission to get people in the valley drinking proper beer again After investing in a beautiful copper brew plant Ray breathed new life into an old industrial unit and got to work making the very best crafted ales using the best hops finest malts and tastiest flavours We were all too aware of the Grey Trees Brewery reputation but until now had yet to taste the delicious nectar Needless to say we were both very excited to meet Ray He s ex military and he s serious about his beer and it s quality He doesn t take short cuts and for all those reasons he knows how to produce damn fine ales Ray and his team made us feel so welcome and gave us a full tour of their brewing process and answered all our slightly naive questions Our time at the brewery was topped off with a full tour and tasting session We talked malt hops dark Welsh Valley ale and fresh trendy IPA s influenced by the American and Scottish craft breweries It was a real treat It was interesting to find out Grey Trees Brewery also produce the Wibbly Wobbly ale for newest trail centre kid on the block BikePark Wales Having tasted the beer we felt it would be rude not to sample the uplifts Arriving at BikePark Wales was exciting I d heard lots about this place since it s initial conception and had been keen to ride here from the beginning The thought of the uplift for the day was a real guilty pleasure The visitor centre is spacious with a good booking in process and some spares if you ve forgotten anything We got ourselves sorted picked up the trail map and headed over for the uplift After a quick and efficient drive in a minibus we found ourselves at the top of the hill looking at the trailhead It was decision time black red or blue For us blue was the perfect choice for a warm up The trail snakes away over the rise and takes you on a fun ride over and down the hill There s plenty of new skool features to keep you engaged and the height loss is enough to stop you from pedalling most of the time The trails all connect at a fire road about ½ way down which does interrupt the flow slightly but it also provides a little rest time or a chance to catch up with friends It also allows you the opportunity to stitch together different sections So you could start the descent on a blue and switch to one of the many red or black trails for the next section It s this feature that ultimately enables you never to feel bored there s so many possibilities The red graded trails were a great step up and provided plenty of extra interest Having the luxury

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  • MBWales - New singletrack at Nant yr Arian
    2 December 2012 1 January 2013 4 February 2013 1 March 2013 1 November 2013 1 December 2013 3 March 2014 4 May 2014 1 June 2014 3 July 2014 5 August 2014 3 September 2014 4 October 2014 2 November 2014 2 December 2014 5 January 2015 2 February 2015 2 March 2015 5 April 2015 2 January 2016 2 New singletrack at Nant yr Arian First new trail at Nant in 10 years A new section of red grade trail has opened at Bwlch Nant yr Arian It may be only 400m long but packs in loads of features including 3 berms and loads of jump opportunities It also sits just above the Mark of Zorro making this epic section even longer and better Possibly the best in Wales The Summit Trail getting even bigger Natural Resource Wales have made some fantastic new changes to their Summit mountain bike trail It now includes all of the amazing singletrack that Bwlch Nant yr Arian has to offer including over 400m of a brand new fast flowing section The length of the trail is now almost 20km though those wanting an even bigger challenge should try our epic Syfydrin trail

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  • MBWales - BikePark Wales "Trail Crew on Call"
    Gethin Woods Cognation Antur Stiniog Coed Trallwm Bike Park Wales Trail Review North Wales Gethin Park Archive February 2011 2 September 2011 7 October 2011 6 November 2011 4 December 2011 4 January 2012 3 February 2012 9 March 2012 4 April 2012 2 May 2012 2 June 2012 4 July 2012 2 August 2012 4 September 2012 3 October 2012 2 December 2012 1 January 2013 4 February 2013 1 March 2013 1 November 2013 1 December 2013 3 March 2014 4 May 2014 1 June 2014 3 July 2014 5 August 2014 3 September 2014 4 October 2014 2 November 2014 2 December 2014 5 January 2015 2 February 2015 2 March 2015 5 April 2015 2 January 2016 2 BikePark Wales Trail Crew on Call BikePark Wales take a light hearted look at life behind the scenes with their team of trail building experts as they keep your favourite trails in tip top shape during some challenging winter conditions Rate this page Add a comment Add to Social Bookmarking sites Your Comments Your name Your email Your comments Afan Forest Park Coed Llandegla Coed y Brenin Cwmcarn Nant yr Arian Coed Trallwm Elan Valley Antur Stiniog Bike

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  • MBWales - Enduro Season Kicks Off!
    action continues this time at Coed Trallwm trail centre in mid Wales where Red Kite Events are laying on the first round of the Mondraker Enduro Series Or you may prefer to take on Round 1 of the 2015 Welsh Enduro Series which takes place in the iconic Coed y Brenin MTB Trail Centre And there s a scant six days to recover before the enduro action continues this time at Coed Trallwm trail centre in mid Wales where Red Kite Events are laying on the first round of the Mondraker Enduro Series Or you may prefer to take on Round 1 of the 2015 Welsh Enduro Series which takes place in the iconic Coed y Brenin MTB Trail Centre If you re unfamiliar with the gravity style enduro format expect a series of timed technical downhill sections linked by untimed transition stages The rider with the shortest combined time for all the stages takes top step on the winners podium And to help you get your race face on Hay on Wye based rider Lewis Day has taken some time out from training to come up with 5 top tips for enduro success Lewis sponsored by his LBS Drover Cycles knows his stuff he finished top dog competing last season over the border at Hopton in Shropshire Over to Lewis get your shred on 1 Be prepared Lay out everything you could possibly need for the weekend I take pretty much all my riding kit full face helmet jackets goggles etc We all know how unpredictable British weather can be so pack for any eventuality Chances are the stage gnarl factor will also be unknown so take sufficient padding to cover all bases Also pack a well stocked tool box 2 Fuel There s often not enough time to eat a complete meal during the race so flapjacks energy gels and the like are key to keep you going all day A solid energy biased breakfast is also very important I favour lots of toast bananas and lots of water come the morning of the race 3 Timing You will be allocated a start time for each stage it s quite important you keep to these for most events at least At some races you ll be handed a sticker with this info which you can slap on your bike Failing that keep a note I like to use a piece of Duck tape stuck to my top tube where I write my times with a marker pen Obviously a watch is also handy 4 Bike setup In my opinion some people get too hung up on bike set up and bike choice painstakingly tailoring them to each stage I like to have a base set up which I feel comfortable with all round meaning I can concentrate on learning the stages That way I know how the bike reacts in situation and there are no nasty surprises I might alter tyre pressures slightly but that s all As

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  • MBWales - Trail Search Information
    they pack in far more fun per km but you won t ride as far or as fast in Wales as you might on flatter easier trails back home Facilities If you want tea cake bike washing essential spares etc right on site at the trail head car park then tick the On Site box If you re happy sorting yourself out in a nearby town or village though tick

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