Dyfi Wild Ride

New Mountain Bike Event Hits Dyfi Valley on 1st July

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Dyfi Wild Ride is a new mountain biking event in the Dyfi Valleys on 1st July. Those of us who remember ‘the O.G.’ Dyfi Enduro of yesteryear are very pleased with this announcement.

Dyfi Wild Ride
Pic: Beicio Mynydd Dyfi Mountain Biking

This non-competitive event kinda replaces ye olde Dyfi Enduro with a more modern format. 20/30km loops taking in some of the finest ‘wild trails’ in the area. Big skies and open countryside as well as dense forest and ‘enduro’ race lines.

Event Organisers’ description:

“Keen to share the secrets ‘beyond the bike park’, Community Trail Company DyfiMTB are stoked to launch a brand new MTB event – a modern mashup of what local riders have consider the very best trails over many years.

“Our spectacular route covers everything we think makes a great day on the bike: Big climbs under big skies; singletrack snaking through ancient woodland; enduro descents in deep hidden forest. This event has it all!”

Resident Dyfi guide and coach, Rikki Barratt: “An old-school ‘big wild ride’ meets new-school steep natural tech; it’s the evolution of mountain biking in one ride that you will never forget!”

DyfiMTB are about the socialising as much as the riding, so there’ll be Essential Things like great coffee at sign on and you’re all invited back to the rugby club for refreshments and a band after the riding.

All proceeds go straight back to local good causes and to help maintain the trails.

Numbers are strictly limited to 300, so entering quickly sounds like a plan.

Event Details

  • Entry: britishcycling.org.uk
  • Date: Saturday 1st July 2023: Signon from 09:00. Ride Start 11:00.
  • Location: Machynlleth Rugby Club, Plas Grounds, Bank Ln, Machynlleth SY20 8EL
  • Coffee at sign on. Band, bites and bar after. Showers available
  • Cost: £30
  • Course Stats: 22km / 750m Elevation or 38km / 1100m Elevation
  • “Enduro Grade” descents

What Bike?

Any modern mountain bike that climbs like a goat and descends like a demon, of course! Here’s our rundown of How to choose the best mountain bike for you, by the way.

beiciomynydddyfi.org.uk

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  • weeksy
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    Sounds like an excellent one… We’re away racing that weekend otherwise we’d have been tempted.

    superfli
    Free Member

    28km, not 38km. Sounds like a good replacement for Dyfi Enduro. Shame its not 38km

    dazh
    Full Member

    Not in the Dyfi forest I notice. No camping and not much accomodation in Mach so not really sure how that’s going to work. They seem to have forgotten that most of the appeal of the old Dyfi Enduro was the drinking the night before the event. And most importantly, will there be mugs? I’m not paying 30 quid if I don’t get a commemorative mug 😀.

    wonnyj
    Free Member

    “This non-competitive event kinda replaces ye olde Dyfi Enduro with a more modern format”

    Bit of a shame as the original Dyfi Enduro is/was one of the best event around. Especially when combined with the Mach Comedy Festival weekends. Since when did doing a big day out in the hills become old fashioned?

    dazh
    Full Member

    Since when did doing a big day out in the hills become old fashioned?

    Indeed. The dyfi enduro was a challenge for everyone, and an unofficial race for those that way inclined. This just seems like it’s designed for fat blokes on big bikes.

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    3hr5 each way and 300 mile round trip, shame..

    duncancallum
    Full Member

    Was over that way at weekend and this got brought up. Some of its land owners permissions.

    The Dyfi was fantastic weekend. Even if you weren’t riding it was a cracking social event. Used to bring my missus

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Dyfi valley has so much epic riding

    its a shame that its so hard to get events that incorporate very much of it National Champs at dyfi this weekend also struggled to get decent length of stages dur in part to land access ussues

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    Shame its not 38km

    Course Stats: 22km / 750m Elevation or 38km / 1100m Elevation

    Not in the Dyfi forest I notice.

    Big skies and open countryside as well as dense forest and ‘enduro’ race lines.

    doomanic
    Full Member

    We stayed at The Centre for Alternative Technology when we did Dyfi last month. Plenty of rooms there.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    I enjoyed the old Dyfi Enduro and I’d probably enjoy this event too. Shame I live so far away. Bet they won’t have zombies handing out jelly babies though 🧟‍♂️

    docrobster
    Free Member

    Sounds ace.
    Sounds kinda like the ride I had on Sunday on win hill. Big climb up from hope with gorgeous blue sky. Dive down the trails in the woods for a bit then back out and up to the top and do the same again with different trails. Only I took a wrong turn which lead me down a rubbish descent to a long fire road type climb so I missed some prime trails out.
    Being shown the best trails and guided where to go for £30 seems pretty good value. Shame I live too far away.

    dti
    Full Member

    Thanks
    Its organised by the Dyfi Moubtain Biking CIC . We wanted to show the best of the local trails in a managable event (not done this type of thing before) . All proceeds will go to local causes and to develop and maintain the local trails.

    ceulanbicycleworks
    Free Member

    28km, not 38km. Sounds like a good replacement for Dyfi Enduro. Shame its not 38km

    Come and do the 28km and let us know at the end whether you’d like a longer version next year.

    Kramer
    Free Member

    I’m in the Dyfi valley this week. I’d struggle to think of somewhere other than Scotland that could rival it for the amount of riding on offer.

    finephilly
    Free Member

    I’m in. Beers at the end. Happy Days!

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