Here are some Links to Friends of MBNW as well as some other useful links that we think are well worth a look
North Wales Bike Shops
The Edge Cycleworks – Excellent bike shop located in Chester. Stocking Orange, Whyte, Trek, Willier & Cube, also availble ship to store on Giant & Scott bikes, they also stock a good range of clothing as well as a fully kitted out workshop for all your repair needs
Tel – 01244 323580
Revolution Bikes – Service, Sales and Repairs located in Bangor on the edge of Snowdonia. Stocking Cube, Trek, Orange, Transition, Ridley, Kuota as well as many other brands. Also organisers of North Wales Cyclo X events. Pop in for a chat as all of the staff live to ride and race
Tel – 01248 355770
1868 Racing – Service, Sales and repair based in Llanwrst just 5 minutes ride from the Marin Trail head. Stocking Giant, Yeti, Mondraker, Endura and many more brands. Martin the Shop owner is a grade A mechanic and knows the area like the back of his hand
Tel – 01492 641028
Eateries (Bike related)
Coed Y Brenin Tea Gardens– Located half way round the Beast and Dragons Back Trail at Coed Y Brenin, No trip to Coedy is complete without a well earned break at Christine & Grahams Tea Gardens. MBNW can vouch for the quality of Cake and muddy mountain bikers are always welcome.
Routes & Trail centers
MB Wales– Wales’s biggest resource full of information on welsh trail centers, routes, accommodation and more. It Also has up to date trail information which can often save a wasted journey
Dyfi Mountain Biking– The Dyfi Forest is home to the famous Cli-machx trail as well as routes Mach 1 – 3. The forest is used for motorsport on certain weekends of the year so check on this website before you make the journey.
Rhos cycling – Check out Rhos Cycling club for all your Tarmac needs, including Time Trials, chain gangs, racing and club rides
North Wales Accommodation
TYN Y WERN Hotel Llangollen :- Looking to ride One Giant Leap for the weekend or Llandegla, then why not treat yourself and book into Mark & Julie’s quality B&B. Two minutes round the corner from One Giant Leap and half a mile walk into the centre of Llangollen, with Llandegla being a twenty minute drive or an hour’s ride across Worlds End. All the facilities you could ask for including secure bike lock up with drying rack, Jet wash and loads of parking. All rooms are On-suite and very well presented with lots of space, private lounge area with outdoor terrace and Wifi. To celebrate your days riding or to numb the pain, there is even a fully licensed bar to enjoy. Be sure to mention MBNW when booking to get the best possible rate!
Flow MTB– Ride the Alps with the best. These guys will put you on to the best trails whatevers your cup of tea. A favorite of MBNW as member have used them numerous times so they are tried and tested
Holidays In the UK
The Bike house– The Tweed Valley bike house is where the MBNW crew head for when riding in the Scottish Boarders, situated in Innerleithen which is just a five minute drive from the Glentress and a 5 minute ride from the Innerleithen trails which are both part of the 7 Staines network of mountain bike centers.
Tyn Y Wern Hotel Llangollen ( See description above under North Wales accomodation)
IMB– International Mountain Bike Magazine is a really well designed free online mountain bike mag that is well worth a look
Mtb Techniques– Excellent website that has been put together by a MBNW member. Step by step technique guides for all ability’s and levels.
Simply Downhill– Great Value downhill uplift days on a brilliant track. Also watch out for future race days
HeliTape–Supplier of super tough protective bike tape, a must to keep frame and fork in tip top condition