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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.
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.
- 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
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