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  • MBWales - March Challenge: Big Mountain Descent
    Snowdon this was going to be a spectacular day The Route A lot of people just ride up to the summit of Snowdon on Llanberis Path share some bro mance with their mates at the top turn round and then head back down the same way It s a great trail but there is an alternative If you look at a map you see a network of Bridleways that form a loop around Snowdon By linking the Llanberis and Rangers Path with Telegraph Valley you get possibly the best day out a mountain bike you can ever have in Wales Here s Map My Ride link Going Up After a hearty breakfast and a quick check of the bikes everybody picked up their packed lunches and it was time to ride We headed up the Llanberis Path pretty much riding all the way to Halfway House overtaking many walkers and regrouping atvariouspoints There was a few testing technical and steep rocky bits but on the whole it s quite ride able After that we carried on riding until the trail got too steep and did a bit of Hike a Bike through the second tunnel and then a little further Back on the bikes we continued to ride until we hit the very last bit where the bottleneckcoupled with the 1000 tourists made riding impossible The Summit Took us two hours which is quicker than I did it last year on foot with my family We dropped down a bit onto the ranger s path and had lunch egging a couple of riders on as they rode down past us I thought one guy was on a Hybrid bit it turns out it was just massive hardtail with semi slicks It would not be my choice for an 800m descent Going Down What followed was amazing The rangers Path is great fast at the top then getting a bit looser and rockier before you hit some tight and steep switchbacks Some people roosted others were a bit more cautious but we all made it down in one piece with only one low speed topple After clearing the hardest part we boosted the last bit and hung a right onto the final bridleway and pushed up to Telegraph Valley its sign posted After the tight loose and steep Rangers Path this was a very welcoming blast down to Llanberis Let s not understate this trail it was amazing Ridiculously fast rocky in places lots of water bars to hop and the views were stunning We had a few punctures to fix on the way down and then headed to the cafe at the bottom of the Llanberis Path for a few beers Back to Work I left the guests to it and made a start on dinner They rolled back later on washed their bikes devoured some tea and cake and then enjoyed some more beers and read some magazines while waiting for dinner Some more guests checked in on Saturday

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/March_Challenge_2012/March_Challenge_2012.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • MBWales - New Afan Bike Park
    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 Afan Bike Park Cognation are please to announce that the new Afan Bike Park opened to the public on Friday the 07 12 12 The Bike Park is located near Bryn Bettws Lodge Gyfylchi and can be accessed from Y Wal trail and will be a great new asset to Afan Forest Park Watch the new trail video Also here s a complete description of what will open 1 Afan Bike Park The adult bike park has a range of different graded runs each with different types of berms and jumps It will be a place where people can focus on improving technical riding skills and have lots of fun 2 Extra Loop on Y Wal a new section of trail on Y Wal that will work as loop and can therefore be ridden as much as you want and offers riders the opportunity to have a bit of a downhill singletrack adrenaline buzz This new section can be accessed after the Graveyard section and before the Final Descent Zigzag 3 New option of trail on 373 of Y Wal an extra section of trail that is an option on 373 of the Y Wal Just something new and exciting to refresh the existing trail These developments are part of Cognation mtb trails South Wales which is developing mountain biking acrossSouth Wales the project is part funded by the EU s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government with match funding

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/New_Afan_Bike_Park/New_Afan_Bike_Park.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • MBWales - Y Ffowndri: Coed y Brenin
    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 Coed y Brenin Y Ffowndri Skills Area Bike Park Try out and improve your bike handling skills on a variety of technical trail features All the features are clearly graded so you can decide which grade is right for you If you re new to Coed y Brenin and not sure which grade of trail to ride Y Ffowdri s Singletrack Zone lets you find out what you re capable of There are four grades of trail from easy green to severe black Start eay and progress till you find your level Find out more at the Coed y Brenin website Rate this page Add

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/y_ffowndri/y_ffowndri.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • MBWales - New and Revamped Trails at Afan Forest Park
    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 New and Revamped Trails at Afan Forest Park The classic Penhydd trail at Afan Forest Park has been revamped and this 14km Red grade trail now also combines with a totally new 7km Blue grade trail named Blue Scar giving the Afan Valley something for all abilities of riders Both the trails are now open See the Afan Forest Park website for the latest updates for all the trails Rate this page Add a comment Add to Social Bookmarking sites Your Comments Afan Forest Park Coed Llandegla Coed

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/afan_news/afan_news.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • MBWales - Snowdonia Greenway Bike Shuttle Bus
    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 Snowdonia Greenway Bike Shuttle Bus The Greenway Shuttle Bus will connect you and your bike to the start of some of the best cycling routes in Southern Snowdonia On Thursdays and other selected dates through out the summer holidays the South Snowdonia Greenway Shuttle will transport you and your bike allowing you to leave the car behind or make a longer point to point ride The shuttle links Dyffryn Ardudwy Barmouth Dolgellau Coed y Brenin and Llyn Trawsfyndd Make the most of a days riding at Coed y Brenin riding the Mawddach Trail or mixing it up with the bike and canoe facilities at Llyn Trawsfynydd The South Snowdonia Greenway itself is a 43km route on quiet roads and cycle tracks The first Shuttle of the summer season runs on Tuesday 29th July and the

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/Snowdonia_Greenway/Snowdonia_Greenway.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • a rock music themed video to give you a taste Ride IO Shimano BDS 2014 Round 1 Antur Stiniog from Ride io 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 Brenin Cwmcarn Nant yr Arian Coed Trallwm Elan Valley Antur Stiniog Bike Park Wales Betws y Coed Brechfa Brecon Beacons

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/BDS_rd1_AnturStiniog/BDS_rd1_AnturStiniog.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • MBWales - Mtb trail Storm Damage update for Coed y Brenin
    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 Mtb trail Storm Damage update for Coed y Brenin The Ffowndri skills area bike park Tarw Du trail and the first 3km loop of the MinorTaur trail are open All other mtb trails are still closed The guys have worked hard since the storm to get the visitor centre car park etc open The bad news is it s going to take a lot longer to get the rest of the trails open There are several areas of devastation The worst being around the Bailey bridge area over the Afon Mawddach river There are 7 out of the 8 trails that come through here so it s the worst place the storm could ve hit us The harvesting machines have been making good progress clearing up the tangle of uprooted and snapped trees But it s slow time consuming and needs to be done safely Please remember to observe all closures signs and stay out of the live working sites for your safety and to avoid delays to our work As the trails are slowly emerging from under the mess Andy is getting a better picture of how much trail repairs there are to do At the moment his best estimate for timescales to open the rest of the trails is 3 to 4 weeks The photo s should give you some idea of what we re up against We ll update as news becomes available to keep you informed You can check the Coed y Brenin Facebook page or follow MTBRanger on Twitter So in the

    Original URL path: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Blog/storm_damage_CYB/storm_damage_CYB.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • am happy for Visit Wales to contact me by email I am happy to be contacted by other carefully chosen tourism organisations and businesses in Wales by email Remember Me if i come back and upload more than one image you don t want to check this box if you re on a shared public computer you ll need javascript and cookies to add stuff Javascript is disabled Cookies may

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