November 29, 2011
Looks like Rowan Sorrell and the Back on Track crew have been busy over the past few months – they’ve added the finishing touches to a skills course and pump track at respected outdoor education and training centre Plas Y Brenin, based right in the heart of Snowdonia.
Press release type stuff below:
“Plas y Brenin is perhaps best known as a centre of excellence for mountaineering and canoeing. Sitting under Snowdon in North Wales it is an ideal location for mountain biking. The centre is now offering a full range of MTB skills and leadership courses. The new skills course has been designed to enhance these courses and has blue, red and black elements along with numerous slick rock options incorporated into the design. The new pump track is seen as a vital coaching tool to really improve the rider’s ability in order to make the most of the amazing riding to be found locally. The opening of the course has helped strengthen PYB’s relationship with Scott Sports in developing MTB, Road Biking and special events in the area.
Details of the centre and courses can be found at www.pyb.co.uk”
Rob Spencer – Operations Manager
“When we first came to view the site it was clear that our design had to fit well with its surroundings, as the Centre sits in a stunning location surrounded by mountains. We looked at the area they had set aside to develop and our eyes lit up as this was a beautiful little area of wood, filled with bedrock and large boulders. Working together, we formulated a design brief and development plan and set about creating an area that allowed for progression of learning and a trail that was sympathetic to the environment in which it was built. There are now a number of lines for riders to hone their skills on and all set in a great forward thinking centre, it was a pleasure to work at Plas Y Brenin and they now have all the tools they need to deliver great courses combining the skills area and their amazing natural wider surroundings.”
Rowan Sorrell – Director