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.
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.
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.
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.