Under-16s Racing at Coed y Brenin

by Ben Haworth 1

Young people aged from seven to 16 competed in the first under-16s mountain bike race at the Forestry Commission Wales centre at Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau.

The race was part of the Welsh Cycling ‘Go Ride’ series of mountain bike races for under 16s. It attracted the biggest
turnout of all the ‘Go Ride’ races held in north Wales with 39 young people taking part.

Several races were held on a multi-lap course, which provided different distances for each age group. At the end of the races, certificates were awarded and prizes were handed out.

FC Wales Recreation Ranger, Andy Braund, said, “We were delighted to play host to the Welsh Cycling ‘Go Ride’ race. The event was a great success and competitors came from all over Wales and northern England to enjoy the great racing and challenging terrain we have here at Coed y Brenin. It was fantastic to see our mountain bike facilities being used by so many kids.”

Welsh Cycling’s event organiser, Mike Tong, said, “Coed y Brenin was an excellent venue for our event. I would like to thank Forestry Commission Wales staff for their help in setting up the race and for their efficiency in dealing with the event applications. We are looking forward to holding future races at Coed y Brenin.”

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