Good Natural Route in North Wales
Could always ride from Llangollen up through World’s End, along the ‘planks of doom’, joining Llandegla for a quick loop then a fast blat down to Llangollen? You’re either on country lanes or trail centre, so not too much mud.Posted 5 years ago
Might not be your cup of tea, but we love it!
Eldest son is working the Next Sale and has to be in Chester at 6am on Saturday morning 😯 FFS !
So, I was planning to carry on into North Wales but I was looking for something new.
Done Snowdon, Caddir Idris, Conway Mountain/The Drum, Big loop around the Llandrillo etc and the The Clwyds.
Can anyone recommend a good natural 40k+ ride with some good descents and rock (as opposed to deep mud). Are there some good rides around Llangollen ?Posted 5 years agoRussell96Subscriber
Glyn Ceriog area perhaps? There’s rock of course mud it Wales after all and usually some seriously deep puddles to ride thru, but there are some belting descents to be had. It’s one of those quiet MTB areas which I’ll probably get a slap for mentioning.Posted 5 years agoschnorSubscriber
A lot of ^^ those routes around llangollen are pretty muddy (and a fair amount of sh*t) ATM, so may not be your thing. I did a variation on route 5 last monday and didn’t see anyone else about though, so its lovely and quiet 🙂
too slow to get the first slap in…Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for the tips. I have no mates and ride alone so won’t be spreading the word too far so perhaps the slaps for Russel96 are undeserved.
Lowey, you’ve got mail with a 57k route around Llandrillo and Llangynog. Check your trash and anti spam files though because my GPX files sometimes push e-mails in there for some reason !Posted 5 years agohughjenginMember
Anyone done Moel Siabod. I’ve got a route for that. Worth doing
I am local to the area, and yes the Siabod route we do regularly, its worth doing, start a the marin car park, do the first half of the marin, link off to the Siabod loop, and rejoin the Marin at the Ugly house climb. A good 3 hour ride, taking in a good mix of different stuff.Posted 5 years ago
The rutted double track on the flanks of Siabod will be wet I guess but its not deep mud and can still be fun, highlights are the short rocky descent back down the old riverbed to the road which is great, and trying to clean the short steep rocky climb from Dolwyddelen. Pretty easy in the dry, really tricky in the wet 🙂rupertpostlethwaiteMember
I would most certainly recommend coed-brenin to you, I know it’s not natural but please don’t let this put you off! As long as you wear the correct armour and have reasonable control of the bike you should be ok on the blue routes, once you’ve mastered the blue, you can progress onto the red, I have worked myself up to a descent called false teeth now which is a black route, I wouldn’t try this just yet as its extremely technical and you would need a suitable bike aswell, such as a long travel full suspension or downhill bike capable of such tasks. Good luck with your venture and stay safe.Posted 5 years agotrailhoundSubscriber
I live in Llangollen and would be happy to show you some great natural, technical stuff or I would be if I hadn’t come off and hit a tree last week on the Marin! Doc says gotta rest my wrist 4a couple of weeks but it’s still tempting as doesn’t seem too bad! Would be happy to show you around another time!Posted 5 years ago
rupertpostlethwaite: I’m really worried, I’ve always wanted to go to CYB but I’m not sure if I have the right armour for those blue routes. I’ve had a look at the route on YT and there some fookin massive turns in there that really make you lean over. Even if I had the right armour what tyres do I use, there are soooo many different kinds of terrain out there that I don’t think any one tyre choice would get me round. Energy bars though, what the hell can I take that’ll give me the energy to get me round without collapsing and dying….
Help me rupertpostlethwaite, you’re my only hope !!!Posted 5 years ago
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