Coed y Brenin by rail?
I looked into this years ago and it just didn’t work out (initially we assumed since it was a group of us coming from several different places it’d be easy to get the train, meet at the station and ride to CyB) but it was just impossible, especially with camping kit, clothing, bike spares/tools etc.
Or at least, not impossible but you’d probably have to find a big taxi at the CyB end to get you from the station to the trail.Posted 4 years agotraildogMember
I was going to suggest either changing where you plan to ride – such as riding at Machynlleth (or at Ffestiniog). Or seeing it as an adventure and doing it just because it’s not something you’d do very often.
But yes, I’d ride the trails at Machynlleth if that’s the best station to get to.Posted 4 years ago
Yes climach x is a possible, I havnt ridden that trail for a few years,whats it like these days? Last time we rode it, it wasnt the best apart from that last descent (my god)that was good so how is the rest now is it woth a trip over? Done nanty before that was pretty good but miles away from the station.hell I may just drive and do both again.Posted 4 years agomaurizioMember
Clearly you all need to HTFU 😉
I’ve just been with a group, Barmouth is the closest station lovely seaside town too. Will take you 1hour 30 to cycle to CyB from the station (we were carrying a weeks worth of camping, clothes food and a tool kit so you’ll be fine) and we were on crappy hard tails/rigids/ss
It”ll be a long day but great fun all the way. The trails to CyB are lovely too
Edit: three of us were hungover too :pPosted 4 years agodtiSubscriber
Climach x with the additional loops from the Dyfi Enduro would be better from Brum.Posted 4 years ago
There are direct trains from New Street though, taking about 3.5 hours. Personally I’d hop off at Morfa Mawddach just before Barmouth and come in along the Mawddach estuary. Lovely ride of 13 miles, much of it traffic-free.
So that works out at about 9 – 10 hours travelling to do a loop of CyB.
Which is why those of us without access to a car tend not to ride trail centres very much. 😀Posted 4 years ago
Flatfish, pedaling a bike is no problem at all, weve done 60 milers before now, time is the issue, we want to get a train early morning get and do 30 miles off road, a few beers then get train home all in one day.whats not to believe (ohh I get it your one of them troll types) but anyway thanks fellas,its looking like a climach x trip, ill drive next time to get my coed y fix.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah your prob right, I normally drive but always find myself in these loverly country villages after a great days riding, we find a great little pub and im limited to one beer cuz im the sap doing the driving.think I will start a new thread”Great riding by train, with a nice pub at the end”Posted 4 years ago
Someone mentioned buses, something about bike racks on the roof, any truth in it?
The Brecon Bus from Cardiff has a bike trailer. It’s aimed letting people ride around the Brecon Beacons then get the bus home but I’ve used it to get to Brecon then Ride the Taff Trail back to Cardiff. You could probably use it to get to the the new Bike Park Wales. Pretty sure it stops fairly close by.Posted 4 years agoflatfishMember
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Flatfish, pedaling a bike is no problem at all, weve done 60 milers before now, time is the issue, we want to get a train early morning get and do 30 miles off road, a few beers then get train home all in one day.whats not to believe (ohh I get it your one of them troll types) but anyway thanks fellas,its looking like a climach x trip, ill drive next time to get my coed y fix.
Why don’t you drive then, making it quicker then get home and then go to the pub near everybody’s house.
Why does it have to be a welsh pub?
Why not ride closer to home?
Why a trail centre?
CyB is all right but I wouldn’t spend half a day getting there to ride for 3 hours then half a day getting back.Posted 4 years ago
As pickers says get to Kendal/oxenholme and change to Windermere and ride some real trails?RaouliganMember
It’s what you make of it I think, peaks is a day ride for me from London, early start for the ten miles to St Pancras 21/2 hours on the train ride in the hills then repeat coming back usually hope by about 8pm.
I’m neither that fit or committed, but it’s just dead easy, and cheap if you book in advance, I’ve had travel costs of £20 for that journey which seems to be a bargain ;0)Posted 4 years ago
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