Cwmcarn Pwca blue – getting to start
Missed it completely last time as I’d assumed the start was off the shared start of the two reds. Hoping to do it next time as a warm up before heading onto Twrch or Cafall. Looking at trail forks, it’s off the road you cross on the last descent of Twrch but with no obvious track to ascend…whats the best way up? Cheers.Posted 1 week ago
Your first guess was correct. You turn sharp (>90 degrees) right at the multi-way junction where the shared climb, Cafall Descent and Numeracy Trail all come together. It’s pretty obvious, but very steep initially, so easy to assume that it’s a footpath I imagine.Posted 1 week ago
Dude, there’s a fuggin’ massive sign ha ha.
As PhilO says, its about 10 mins into it.
Also, whilst it’s ‘Blue’ it’s very easy to go very fast and have it bite you, I know loads of people who’ve crashed on it.Posted 1 week ago
Follow the first climb from the car park, then immediately as it flattens out you’ll get to a junction with some signs. One of these is the blue Pwca one you missed 🙂Posted 1 week ago
And your thighs will be screaming halfway downPosted 1 week ago
Also, whilst it’s ‘Blue’ it’s very easy to go very fast and have it bite you, I know loads of people who’ve crashed on it.
This. At “blue” speeds it’s fine but start to press on and some of the lips can catch you out.Posted 1 week ago
It’s hilarious – once up the short steep climb it’s just like a rollercoaster / pump track all the way down. Berms and rollers everywhere – some are nice to clear, some I sort of attempted to manual last time I did it.Posted 1 week ago
Ok ta will look. Not sure how two of us managed to miss the signs 😅Posted 1 week ago
Drop onto it on the final descent of the Twrch just before the bridge that crosses it.makes a much better ending to the Twrch if you ask mePosted 1 week ago
Drop onto it on the final descent of the Twrch just before the bridge that crosses it.makes a much better ending to the Twrch if you ask me
That final bit of the Twrch is flat out fast and roller coaster like….not sure I’d want to skip it.
Although I do love pwca too – for the sake of 15-20 mins I’d just do Pwca seperately I reckonPosted 1 week ago
Blasphemy! I love the last descent of Twrch. Proper fast.
I tried Pwca once and felt like I had to pedal through most of it. Maybe I need to work on my pump track skills.Posted 1 week ago
it makes a much better ending to the Twrch if you ask me
Heresy! Burn them!Posted 1 week ago
I tried Pwca once and felt like I had to pedal through most of it. Maybe I need to work on my pump track skills.
I did it twice last year and I don’t remember huge amount of pedalling once up the first steep bit – just lots of pumping, doubling up smaller rollers and bermingPosted 1 week ago
Head up the climb out of the car park until you get here:
Then go through the gap in the wall on the right and you’ll see the sign for the 3 trails:
You then almost double back on yourself to start Pwca:
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