One of our favourite events from last year, the Trek, Coed Y Brenin Enduro returned again last weekend and once again showed that the long-form, traditional ‘enduro’ format is still hugely popular. Six hundred riders lined up to ride the 55km and 30km loops of the forest park. It wasn’t all on manicured tracks either – far from it. The course took in some of the Sarn Helen Roman road, before heading across the road to take on the ‘old’ and original side of the CyB trails, where plenty of awkward, rocky tracks awaited. Then it was back over the ‘new’ side for a tour of some of the lesser-seen trails and linking tracks (and a lot of climbing!) before a fast run in to the finish downs some of the old trails that are still there, but forgotten by most riders.
All that was left to do after that was soak in some atmosphere, top up with tea and cake (and potato wedges, they don’t do chips, remember?) and head home, promising to come back again.
Over 100 children had already taken part in Saturday’s “Nippers ‘n’ Rippers” event on everything from fancy carbon fibre race machines to balance bikes with no pedals, with smiles all round. That’s another event that’s bound to be popular next year…
If you wondered how long it took you to get round (because, hey, it’s not a race you know?) then the results are all here:
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