Mountain Biking North Wales


Great Weekends

by admin on 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, a number of the MBNW girls joined up with girls from another three clubs (Rhos on Sea CC, V.C. Melyd and CMC) for a great day out mountain biking in the sun! Great to see all the clubs working together to get 17 girls out for a day’s riding.

Photo: As well as a weekend trip to sample some of Scotlands 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, a number of the MBNW girls joined up with girls from another three clubs (Rhos on Sea CC, V.C. Melyd and CMC) for a great day out mountain biking in the sun! Great to see all the clubs working together to get 17 girls out for a day's riding :-)

Anglesey MTB Trail? What?

by admin on 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 all be it a short one.

The Coed Mor Trail was the brain child of Local mountain biker and all round nice guy Robin Jones who set out on a mission to firstly get permission, fund then build a short skills trail to encourage the local youth to get involved in mountain biking.

robin Robin Jones hard at work creating a great new Community MTB resource 

So after permission was granted from the National trust it was time for Robin and his team to get dirty and build, and in a tiny bit of woodland next to the Menai Straits they came up with something pretty special

coed mor 2Coed Mor taking shape

 

We asked Robin to tell us about what he has created and this is what he had to say :-

We are really chuffed with how this project has evolved into something really special and look forward to further developing it as time goes on…the main stumbling block is funding materials and digger time lol. we plan some major changes to inject some more adrenalin into the lower section and the national trust have agreed to give us another line later this year which we plan to make epic with a couple more big jumps, drops and bombholes real flowy and some switchback sections with big burms…lots of fun.

The dig days were a chance to bring in many members of the local biking community to help and this was the catalyst that got the track up and running so a big shout out to all the guys as without there help this wouldn’t have happened.

We try to pack it in as our runs are very short lol
 As we are limited with space our ethos is fun and encouraging youngsters to get airborne with limited chances of coming a cropper…most our jumps are rollable tabletop style so any level can ride which encourages more kids to have a go then they can hit them harder and faster as their confidence grows ;-]. we have Mei black from xtreme track building for us (he did Antur Stiniog!) and his skills with a machine are amazing and as a rider he naturally knows what to do and where making things flow naturally ;-]

Robin Jones

 So Anglesey’s first mountain bike trail has been born and it looks pretty sweet to us. Dont expect a long trail centre type trail this is a skills loop which is perhaps only a few hundred metres long but what is lacks in length it more than makes up for in fun and will hopefully encourage Anglesey youngsters and even adults to get there bikes out and get airborne for the first time.

Robin and his team are always very grateful for any donations as the track is entirely funded on this basis so if you would like to donate or get involved with a spot shovelling then keep up to date with the Coed Mor Trail by joining the facebook group

Coed Mor MTB Trail Facebook group

Written by Oggy

 

 

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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MBNW Ride Anthur Stiniog, Fun times were had

July 15, 2012

Today saw a little test day at the new DH and Freeride Centre in Blaenau Festiniog North Wales prior to the official opening next weekend on the 20th of July. A few of the MBNW members Joined other local clubs and the Centre Manager Adrian Bradley for a day of testing out the uplift and […]

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Antur Stiniog DH and Freeride Centre almost ready

July 13, 2012

Believe the Hype, the DH and Freeride centre based in Blaenau Ffestiniog is almost ready to ride. They are taking uplift bookings already and they will be open for business as of the 21st of July. The B line downhill trail and the C and D line free ride/red trails will be open and the […]

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Etape Eryri

June 20, 2012

Last weekend a fair few of the MBNW members decided to swap the knobblies for the racing slicks and took on the Etape Eryri round Snowdonia, there were a choice of routes with most people choosing the 76 or 100 mile options. Well done to all that took part, some great finishing times. By all […]

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