Trek Coed Y Brenin Enduro

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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.

The weather gods were with us. Something to do with the rugby apparently
The roll out was super friendly in the sunshine

 

That’s a lot of spirit of enduro right there.
Not all the course was on waymarked trails, there were a lot of green hidden gems to be found

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.

There were rocks and roots to deal with the foolhardy and over-enthusiastic
The Sarn Helen climb bit early on in the route

 

Excellent snacks on course – and just look at the size of the fresh-baked sausage roll box!

 

Last chance for dusty trails this year?

 

Old Skool’s Racsyn was Marshal Number 1, keeping order.

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…

 

Trek bikes were out for demo and pies were there for eating.

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:

http://www.dyfievents.com/events/coed-y-brenin-enduro/

 

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