- Cadair Idris
Been seeing a lot of mention of the above lately. Been there to climb a few times and always gone up from the back (non sea side) the way with the sign for the lad that died after doing the race up and down, Been a while and can’t remember much about it…
What’s the best way to make a ride of it? Looking for a descent comparable to the Rangers on Snowdon.
TPosted 5 years ago
What’s the best way to make a ride of it?
Down the valley from Abergynolwyn, turn right at the road and follow the bridleway past the farm onto open hillside towards Cadair
Make your way left and upwards towards the ridge on the skyline, then follow it towards the summit where it picks up the Pony (?) Path.
To descend retrace your route or hike/bike down the Minfford path toward the dip above the lake then bale out down the hillside to the right (not the left!)Posted 5 years agoagentdagnamitMember
So, if you’ve climbed there then you might know the Cyfrwy Arete and the Table direct route…..well, you dont ride up that way!
The legal way up and down is more rideable up than Snowdon but not as technical down as the Ranger Path. But, it’s much quieter and the weather is often better.
Apparently, if you like a techfest, then the Minfordd footpath certainly has some interest, very cheey mind.
BTW – if there is another decent in England or Wales like the Rangers Path, then I’d be interested to know about it?Posted 5 years agoRob HiltonMember
not as technical down as the Ranger Path
Aside from the very top bit that most sane people wouldn’t even bother to try dragging their bike up.
It’s pretty good, but I wouldn’t do it again unless it’d been dry for a while.Posted 5 years ago
Wasn’t that wet tbh apart from one mudfest bit lower down. After a 4am start there was quite a lot of pushing going on though!Posted 5 years ago
Sometimes I have really bad ideas….then actually follow them through. Decided on riding snowdon at 11pm last night. Decided to do cadir aswell halfway down telegraph valley.
Good work today Rorschach – thats pretty awesome – makes me very jealous
I rode up & down Snowdon twice in one day last November – the weather gods were very kind and its one of the best days on a bike i’ve ever had
Seeing the sunset at the top followed by a DH in the dark was pretty special to say the least!!Posted 5 years agodtiSubscriberdirtbiker100Member
That Dan Atherton video is one of my favourite mtb clips.
My attempts from a trip there with Swindon MB club. Brilliant ride. couldn’t tell you the route we did though. I just followed the guy in front and then ignored the shouts of “don’t bother taking your bike up there, you can’t ride back down anyway”
Posted 5 years ago
I love cadair idris – as said above there is only 1 legal way up and down – Please dont poach the footpath – the last 2 times i have been up there we got lectured and moaned at by members of the mach mtn rescue team and the rangers – a proper full on whinge in the shelter at the top about people riding the footpath and getting hurt / scaring walkers – i have hiked / run that trail and yes it would be a hard but good descent but please dont ( def not in theday or the weekend ) – we as a mtb community dont want any more voluntary bans being imposed by the welsh assembly !
the top section is really really naughty and that vid is awesome…
paulPosted 5 years ago
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