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 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 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 ;-]
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