- Bike Park Wales is go!
I think people are getting confused (perhaps me included), but they’re not selling it themselves as a purely DH venue, the post above comparing blue runs at DH centres to blacks at most trail centres seems a bit wide of the mark for Bike Park Wales because that really doesn’t sound like what they’ve built.
Yes all of the routes are descents, but not DH courses from what I can tell.Posted 4 years ago
core – this is the description for the blue trails.
· Blue grade bikepark trails are suitable for: Intermediate mountain bikers.
· Bike required: Functional good quality well maintained mountain bike. Mid to long travel suspension bike recommended.
Doesn’t sound like the description for most blue XC trails.Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
Perhaps core is right (I haven’t seen the trails) but the name “bike park” suggests DH graded trails to me (like antur). For eexample the blacks at blaengarw and afan are a fair bit easier than the red at antur. All rideable for mortals though.Posted 4 years ago
We’ll have to wait and see. Exciting.
Edit; if they do grade them like trail centres, it’ll be a bit of a laughing stock to visiting euros, Canadians etc.
Classic STW really, remember this, Antur Stiniog the wheelchair access pathPosted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Will hit this in the autumn when the natural trails get poo. Am ok with riding up if I forget to book uplift. Those burg tech trailers are ace BTW. £5 is nothing for what they have built. Don’t like it? then ride over the beacons or at Aran for free or the cost of parking.Posted 4 years ago
people have been riding the park early and strava’ing it too!!!
where does the Taff Trail link to it then….potentially this is rideable from my house.
ride up the taff trail to herePosted 4 years ago
as you go under the flyover turn left and up the footpath it goes up alongside the a470 then under the a470 you then go back on yourself. this will take you to the entrance to gethin. you can see it on the map link
Dicks… (I won’t defend it, but a few times I’ve caught folks on closed trails that I’ve been working on and gave them the riot act, sometimes they genuinely are just dicks but generally they just don’t know they’re doing any harm… They think “the trail’s finished but just awaiting official opening” or “it’s just health and safety” or whatever.
So, I reckon signs that don’t just say “trail closed” but “trail still weathering, please be patient, it looks finished but it’s not ready to ride- wait til it comes out the oven” or something might help stop some of those guys.
And for everyone else, pit traps.Posted 4 years ago
The trails were covered in netting though, so they’ve gone to a fair bit of effort to put them off, took one of the trail guys a day to replace it all to give you an idea of how much had been moved.Posted 4 years ago
The names of some of the riders are on strava. One of the names is a bikepark employee who rode it to make the segment to catch others riding the same segment.Posted 4 years ago
You can even see the whole ride they did and follow them home. There are even comments asking how the ride at the bike park went etc etc
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