Mountain Biking North Wales

2015…..Here We Go!

by admin on January 6, 2015

Well Christmas has flashed by and we are all back in the throws of work and life once more. Many of us are feeling sluggish and a bit down beat after the celebrations, however the best cure for the January blues is braving the weather and getting out on the bike.

As depressing as the wind and rain is, getting out now pays dividends in the summer when the the sun is out and the trails are dusty. We are a hardy bunch in North Wales and don’t let the weather stop us riding, the forum is business as usual with regular rides being posted up weekly, so if you need to burn off the Xmas Cals its time to get involved with the bike again.

Sunday the 28th was the December Forum Ride @Coed-Y-Brenin, as is tradition we put a loop together taking in the best bits the center has to offer, 14 brave souls made the trip on Icy roads to spend a few hours enjoying the quiet trails. The weather was perfect to be out, cold but frosty so there was plenty of grip without being too slippy and the views were stunning all day.

View From Coedy

This months Forum Ride with be round the Llandegla area and will be a combination of some natural and trail center, check out the Forum for more details. So Happy New Year to you, dig out the bike and lets make 2015 one to remember.

Well That Was November

by admin on December 1, 2014

Okay so the weather has been pretty grim, but its not stopped the hardy members of MBNW getting out there and enjoying what the UK trails have to offer. In fact its probably been one the busiest months we have had for awhile. There have been two Scotland trips, whilst trail closures have been challenging at times at both Glentress and Innerleithen, the knowledge our members have of the areas, meant there was always a good trail to ride.

MBNW Glentress

Another weekend was spent over at Nant Y Arian and the Dyfi, the guys put in quite an epic at the Dyfi with a serious amount of climbing, but the descents are always worth it. If its an area you have never ridden, then I recommend you put it on your 2015 wish list of things to do, you will not be disappointed.


Saturday the 29th was the monthly forum ride, 5 of us decided to check out the much hyped new sections at Penmachno, the weather was perfect with blue sunny skies and the temperature in double figures, pretty unheard of at the end of November in Wales. It appears the new sections are a little like Marmite, you will either love them or hate them, ultimately its worth a visit to check them out for yourself and make up your own mind.

Don’t forget that Decembers forum ride will be over a Coed Y Brenin on Sunday 28th, if you are looking for an excuse to get out of the house for a few hours, or need to burn off your Turkey, then this is for you, see the forum for more details…..but in the meantime have a great Christmas from all at MBNW.

Waving Summer Goodbye…Hello Winter!

October 28, 2014

Well I think its safe to say that summer is well and truly over, therefore its now time to dig out the Mountain  Bike and start enjoying the trails again. The forum rides are starting to get a good attendance, the last outing at the weekend took 11 riders from the Marin to Hafna Mines, […]

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Great Weekends

November 14, 2013

As well as a weekend trip to sample some of Scotland’s finest trails, last weekend also saw a group make the trip down to Long Mynd for a day of riding some XC haven and a third group making the most of the good weather to do a local ride over the Conway area. However, […]

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Anglesey MTB Trail? What?

June 19, 2013

Ever heard of Coed Mor MTB Trail? No? Well you have Now Coed Mor Woods is located under the Britannia Bridge which crosses the Menai Straits Leading on to the Island of Anglesey in North Wales. Now I can hear what your all saying ”Anglesey” ”Mountain biking”, well yes Anglesey now has mountain bike trail […]

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Fun in the Sun

June 12, 2013

Well the sun was out and so were the Admins, making the most of the fine weather. Our fearless leader Oggy took a road bike where no other road bikes have been before, which resulted in Tim ending up with a stinky foot (Enough Said!) Tarbo Joined Gareth, Rupert & Roger in a 9 hour […]

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UK Gravity Enduro Rd 2 Innerleithen

April 30, 2013

Last weekend a few of the MBNW crew headed up to Innerleithen in the Scottish boarders for a crack at Round 2 of the UK Gravity Enduro Series. The Innerleithen Round is renowned to be the most gravity fuelled downhill orientated out of them all and the MBNW boys were not disappointed, It was a […]

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Dyfi Winter Warm Up January 27th 2013

December 9, 2012

The go-ahead has been given and now this great little event in On!!!!! As with previous years it is a lapped event where the rider can choose to do either 1, 2 or 3 laps equating to a 12, 20 or 28 mile event. The coarse is in the Dyfi forest taking in some truly […]

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North Wales Cyclocross Winter Series 2012 / 2013

September 24, 2012

As with previous years Evolution bikes of Bangor are sponsoring this years North Wales Cyclocross Winter Series. These are great events to keep up your fitness over the winter in a competitive but friendly atmosphere. Here are the dates and venues for the race series for the 2012/13 league. Check the Forum for more details Out […]

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Well Done

September 5, 2012

A big well done to Megan Woodward who was competing at the weekend in the Welsh XC Championships at Coed Y Brenin. In a strong field of 12 riders, Megan came 9th overall and was the second girl home in the under 12 catagory earning herself a nice little momentum to take home in the […]

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