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  • MBWales - Tasty Penmachno Singletrack
    Ffestiniog 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 Tasty Penmachno Singletrack If you ve never ridden at Penmachno before or it s been a while here s a very simple reason why you should make plans for a visit 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 Park Wales Betws y Coed Brechfa Brecon Beacons

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  • Blog Categories
    Wales South Wales Cognation Bike Park Wales North Wales Posted by Admin at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Monday 02 March 2015 The 2015 Welsh Enduro Series The Welsh Enduro Series will be held in the heart of Snowdonia at 3 of North Wales iconic trail centres Coed y Brenin The Marin Trail and Penmachno Tags Coed y Brenin Betws y Coed Penmachno North Wales Posted by Admin at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Tuesday 20 January 2015 I Bike Wales The I Bike Wales video highlights some of the reasons people like to ride their mountain bikes and it encourages people of all ages sizes and abilities to get out ride and enjoy the spectacular Welsh trails Tags Afan Coed y Brenin Cwmcarn Llandegla Nant yr Arian Radnorshire Betws y Coed Trail Developments Video Mid Wales South Wales Penmachno Machynlleth Blaenau Ffestiniog Cognation Antur Stiniog Coed Trallwm Bike Park Wales North Wales Posted by Admin at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Monday 17 November 2014 Penmachno Trail Video Great new trail sections added to Penmachno Tags Betws y Coed MBWales Bases Trail Developments Video Penmachno North Wales Posted by Admin at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Saturday 09 August 2014 Your MTB related photos We re looking for you re mountain bike related photos to use on the mbwales com website Just share with us via Flickr Tags Afan Coed y Brenin Llandegla Nant yr Arian Betws y Coed MBWales Mid Wales Photo South Wales Antur Stiniog Coed Trallwm Bike Park Wales North Wales Posted by Admin at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Monday 01 October 2012 MTB Digital Community Survey Cartwright Associates has been contracted by Forestry Commission Wales to research and write a digital marketing plan for Mountain Biking in Wales It needs to become a self sustaining business for it to work and to ensure we have covered all avenues we are requesting your feedback views and opinions Most importantly of all how can Mountain Biking Wales website and any other presence become indispensable to its users and generate an income Tags Afan Coed y Brenin Cwmcarn Llandegla Nant yr Arian Radnorshire Betws y Coed Blog MBWales Bases Brechfa Trail Developments Events Video Mid Wales aMTB Photo South Wales Tips 2012 Challenge Penmachno Machynlleth Blaenau Ffestiniog Gethin Woods Cognation Antur Stiniog Coed Trallwm North Wales Gethin Park Posted by hannah at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Friday 22 June 2012 Dan Atherton Welsh Backcountry Video A world class rider on world class trails Dan Atherton makes the most of our awesome Welsh backcountyr and rides Cader Idris A stunning video and a must watch Tags Betws y Coed MBWales Bases Video North Wales Posted by hannah at 00 00 00 0 Comments Permalink Thursday 05 April 2012 April Challenge Bikepacking The MBWales April challenge is to embark on a bikepacking trip If you re the sort of rider who always wonders what s over the next hill as you reluctantly

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  • MBWales - Bwlch Nant yr Arian Trails Reopen
    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 Bwlch Nant yr Arian Trails Reopen Natural Resources Wales are pleased to announce that the mountain bike trails at Bwlch Nant yr Arian have re opened High as a Kite remains closed so please follow diversions and take extra care For more information get in touch with the Nant yr Arian team on 01970 890453 Rate this page Add a comment Add to Social Bookmarking sites Your Comments Afan Forest Park Coed Llandegla Coed y Brenin Cwmcarn Nant yr Arian Coed Trallwm Elan

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  • MBWales - New Year Resolutions 2013
    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 New Year Resolutions 2013 Last week I was looking for a little of my own New Year Resolution inspiration so I put a call out on our MBWales facebook page asking for bike related suggestions Here s a list of what the rest of you are aspiring to get up to If you haven t got your own goal for 2013 why not pick one ride more keep it simple ditch work more to go riding hmmm ride the Welsh XC series ride the Gravity Enduro events smash up Afan as much as possible smash bike EVERY day off work ambitious but I like it more night rides in Gwydr ride as many Welsh trail centers as possible ride them all trade your bike in for a canoe we don t recommend this one hit down hill sections harder and faster ride more unfamiliar trails there s plenty of em out there fall off less easier said than done get muddier always ride better ride 6 000 10 000 miles tired thinking about it ride the Welsh Coast to Coast route So what are you waiting for Pick up that bike and go ride Happy 2013 everyone Rate this page Add a comment Add to Social Bookmarking sites Your

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  • MBWales - Skills Tuition and Guiding at Coed Trallwm
    from Alastair Sawday s recently asked MBWales if they could run a days guiding and skills tuition for their recent Great British Adventure winners Ed and Jenna who would be staying in Mid Wales in a luxury Yurt MBWales contacted myself to meet up with the winners at the quirky Coed Trallwm Trail Centre near Abergwesyn to give them a taster of Welsh biking So after a quick introduction and idea of ability it was clear that Jenna had done very little in the last 3 years since taking a nose dive over the handlebars last time she went out and Ed who was an adrenalin fuelled rider who wanted to learn how to stay in contact with his flat pedals after converting back after SPD s So we had both ends of the spectrum for riding We started off riding the blue trail which climbs gently up through the forest chatting and learning as to what level Jenna was at Just before the first single track we went over a few basics of body position braking and getting Jenna to relax on the trail I gave Ed an intro to energy management and encouraged him to try pumping the bike through the dips and rises to cut down on pedalling and create more flow and less wasted energy The first descent was nice and solid to start and Jenna coped well and was trying desperately to look further down the trail and keep a good stable platform out of the saddle After a a few more metres she was up and standing taller ready to absorb and anticipate the trail and all it s features Ed was nowhere in sight We continued round a few corners and was a good time to point out some basics again but also for Ed to think about opening his body up to the corner more by switching his leading foot in the corner or berm and getting more trunk rotation rather than restricting it He liked the theory and thought that he might do it already after a couple of corners he pointed out his right foot is always forward so something to keep trying at particularly of steep switchbacks Once we finished the blue trail we popped into the cafe for a cuppa and Jenna sampled the lemon drizzle cake The cafe soon filled up with riders from Notts riding up the Abergwesyn Gorge behind the Devils Staircase I suggested flippers and a snorkel but thankfully some had done it before and knew what was coming Then it was the red trail a long climb up a forest road and then one long downhill and again a short loop of some 5km but nice views toward Elan Valley and newly laid trail made the climb worth while Jenna was still building her confidence and continued to show progress with a steeper drop tackled and a more fluid ride the whole way down while Ed was pumping and manualing his way down

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  • MBWales - Womens Gravity Camp
    challenged and then show you howto keep it all on track If you have done a course with us before at Llangollen it s a great chance for a recap or push your skills to the next level we are also building some interesting new features for this course you might find interesting too c Uplift day Sunday 15th Martin will run a Ladies only uplift day for us we will have priority however we will allow other female riders to join us just for the uplift day if we don t fill it d Post course CD with Demo s and pictures taken from the WE How will the WE will run We aim to keep it all fun and relaxed first and foremost so you can enjoy the riding but also meet other riders as you develop your skills Here is what is happening day by day Friday While it is not essential to turn up on Friday we thought it would be nice to get everyone together so we can all meet up and also make sure you get the most out of the WE We will be on site to provide more info on the sessions book people in and just meet everyone Camping is included on site tents or vans with basic facilities portaloo s and fresh water etc Saturday We will split in to smaller groups and run half day coaching sessions in the morning and afternoon you sign up for the session either on Friday night after a chat with us or on Saturday morning if you can t make Friday Start time is 9am Here are the sessions you can chose from pick one AM and one PM session if your not sure don t stress leave it till you have a chat with us and we can help you decide what will be best for you AM Smoother cornering Confident Drop Off s Pumping Manuals Bunny Hop 101 PM Advanced Cornering Intro to essential DH skills Jumping Improvers Bigger Steeper Drop Off s Saturday evening there will be an early evening session on setting up your bike properly and also washing lubeing it and we will also provide a BBQ make sure you let us know your preference on the joining info bring your own booze and a film show to chill out too and inspire you for Sunday Sunday Again we will have a few options for you to chose from there will be more coaching sessions available as well as either a full day or 1 2 day of uplift available Don t worry if you have never been on an uplift day before either with no testosterone fuelled He Men about it will be a bit less intimidating and more relaxed If you are keen to try the tracks but feel a bit out of your depth we will also be on hand to guide you down too If you do a full day of uplift you can

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  • MBWales - Antur Stiniog Video
    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 Antur Stiniog Video In July 2012 a much anticipated Welsh mountain bike trail centre Antur Stiniog opened it s doors Set in the historical slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog it s setting is unique to say the least Antur Stiniog is one of only a few uplift centres in Wales which means you can spend the day riding and barely pedal A walk up ride up option is planned but for now you ll have to splash out on the 26 uplift day ticket The current record for the most decents in one day is eighteen more than enough to tire your average set of legs out Just a few weeks after opening we were lucky enough to take a spin on the trails We spent most of the afternoon on Wild Cart which is graded red and fits between Drafft a mellow flowing blue trail with red graded features and Black powder a more challenging black Here s the video Antur Stiniog MTB Wild Cart from Maia Media on Vimeo 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

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  • MBWales - How to make a good mtb movie
    group on Vimeo 2 Always plan or storyboard Even before you touch the camera you should have a plan Think about what story you are trying to tell Even if you re just filming your mates on a day out at Coed Llandegla Without a plan you can end up with masses of footage or you ll miss important and shots you wished you had 3 Think carefully about camera choice If you are out on the trails with friends and the day is as much about riding as it is about filming then you ll undoubtedly want some kind of action camera like the GoPro HERO An action camera can set you back between 250 350 The wide range of accessory mounts available make it super easy to get lots of different angles My favourite are the chesty and bar seatpost mounts As a side note it s worth remembering that action cameras on the whole aren t great in low light so if it s a very dull day and you re mostly cycling in a forest it s probably worth leaving the camera in your bag and enjoying the trails If you re lucky enough to have friends patient enough to stop wait and re ride trails whilst you film then it s worth considering a better quality camera You can spend anything from 200 upwards Don t let technology be an excuse though if you don t have the money for expensive gear you can still learn a lot by making films with any camera 4 Hold your shots The first sign of a low quality film is shaky footage Avoid scanning here there and everywhere without ever holding onto something long enough for the viewer to take stock If you ve a really nice shot hold it for 5 or even 10 seconds as you can always trim to length when editing Ideally use have a tripod 5 Get a variety of shots Close ups wide angles tracking and point of view POV shots are just some of the options open to you You should have thought about the types of shots you re after in your initial planning stage Take along a notebook and tick off the shots once you have them in the bag 6 Keep it short Two to three minutes is a good length for a web video Keep your final edit short and sweet and try not to be precious with your footage It can be worth asking a friend to watch over an initial edit Listen to their feedback and try to implement what they say If your best mate thinks it s too long then a complete stranger probably won t make it to the end Review every shot and ask yourself is it really adding anything to the overall story 7 Get Creative As I mentioned above you don t need all the best gear to make a decent film Most of the time the quality of

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