- How's Cannock , monkey trail and all that at the moment?
Trip to Wales on Sunday, cancelled last night due to the incompetence of the organiser, led me to believe it was llandegla and it turns out to be coedy brenin which is possibly as far apart in Wales as possible!!! Anyhow Cannock only 40 mins from here so thought we’d give it another bash! Any closures or new bits since our last visit at the start of the year?? It was like riding with grinding paste fixed to every moving part last time!!Posted 6 years agorocketmanMember
Is the surface armoured hardpack
The Chase is part of a dried up prehistoric riverbed, so it’s a thin coating of dirt over a bed of pebbles and sand. Last winter it turned into a freaky brown jelly when the top layer thawed but the lower layers were still frozen.
Enjoy 🙂Posted 6 years agocurvatureMember
It depends what you want.
I start quite often at Seven Springs car park and head into the chase from there. A lot of the trails are not marked but quite often it is just about looking for a trail into the woods etc.
You won’t find berms or big drops but you do a good long ride with climbs and descents to have some fun with.
There is also the old quarry that has a few drops into it. Nothing big but still something to play around in.
If you start from the trail centre you ride the Dog to the point where you cross the road and instead of going throughout the caravan site head off to the left and this gives you a big area to explore. On your way back you can return to the dog and finish with the Werewolf drop and the Rollers before going the cafe.
Have a look on google maps. You can’t see the trails but it will give you an idea of the space.
Hope that helpsPosted 6 years agotazzymtbMember
You won’t find berms or big drops
you’re not looking in the right places for the cheeky off piste stuff then. 😉
I take folks out for off piste rides if they fanc joining some SS minsercore action and xckeefy/ringo and sticky from here with west mids mtb chaps also ride lots of sneaky trails and always welcome new riders 😀Posted 6 years agojamesMember
“led me to believe it was llandegla and it turns out to be coedy brenin which is possibly as far apart in Wales as possible!!!”
No they’re not? They are fairly near one another in terms of waymarked route trail centres?
Brechfa and Marin might* be the most far apart (in driving time) but Llandegla and Coed y Brenin ought to be something like 1hour between them?
*I’m guessingPosted 6 years ago
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