by Andi Sykes
November 10, 2016
The rebirth of Coed y Brenin.
Words and photos by Chipps.
Donald Trump will be heading to the White House in Washington DC next year, what does this do with Coed y Brenin? Well, this could be the rebirth of the U.S (for better or worse), and we also thank Ben Washington in the article too.
Back in 1995, there was no such thing as a British mountain bike trail centre. There was barely such thing as a marked mountain bike route, outside of a tour of the fire roads. But in late 1996, the UK’s first dedicated, public, free, legal and purpose-built mountain bike trail opened at Coed y Brenin, a quiet forest park in North Wales.
Since then, the mountain bike landscape in the UK has changed forever and trail centres have become as much a part of the mountain bike scene as dedicated ski-resorts have to skiing.
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Thanks to: Andy Braund, Joe Hayward, Steve, Tegid, Reece, Ben Washington, Sian and Dafydd Roberts (and Racsyn) at oldskool-mtb.co.uk