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  • Llandegla advice please.
  • Fattie and FS

    docrobster
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    Llandegla for a week?

    Junkyard
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    FS or a hardtail but probably later as pretty smooth. However you cannot spend a week at LLandgela as its basically one route – with red and black options and few bits you can repeat

    Rorschach
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    The red one.

    fd3chris
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    Well I’m in the area for a week so it’s just over an hour to cyb so I can go back to my favourite place if I need to. If it’s that flat then I will be going too. And I don’t actually have a red one!

    Bring full suss, get a day in Antur Stinion also

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    The two 650b bikes, fs and ht. Llandegla is at least 90 minutes of thrills and spills, so you may well be looking for a few other days out.

    fd3chris
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    Thanks guys much appreciated.

    fd3chris
    Member

    Going in two weeks for a week. I’ve never been as I always go to cyb. I can take two bikes so out of a rigid fattie,650b full suss, 29+ hardtail and a 650b hardtail what would you guys recommend I take? I’m just a normal trail riding guy with wheels mainly on the ground. Cheers.

    shifter
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    Really have a day at Antur – it’s great

    no_eyed_deer
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    Both 650b’s

    Llandegla is basically an over grown BMX track in a forest. Fast, mostly smooth and fun. There’s a few optional ‘all mountain’ sections that you can hit and go big if you want – A Line, etc., but the rest of it is pretty rolly (in a good way). Hit it on both kinds of bikes for a bit of diversity of experience, it’s equally fun on a HT as FS.. Enjoy – it’s one of my faves (as is CyB, and Marin at Betwys y Coed)..

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    Don’t discount the blue, top fun for a quick HT blast and usually really quiet. I usually do one lap of red/black then one of blue.

    Rorschach
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    The blue one.

    plecostomus
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    I wouldnt bother going to llandegla

    Premier Icon gelert
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    Pick a track in North Wales and you’ll find several people tell you it’s crap and several say it’s brilliant. They’re all great in their own way. I would say that some come alive the more fit you are but that may be true of MTB in general.

    Go to Llandegla, it’s great fun for what it is. A super fast XC track with optional jumps (all rollable) and so many options to mix it up across all the tracks and the Blue is especially fun ridden fast. I’ve gone through the love it, hate it, won’t go there snob, back to love it, use it for fitness, ride there from home phases since I started riding. I’m back at the love it for what it is but wish they’d add new sections stage. I use it more in winter than summer but I’ll do sections of Llandegla as part of a from home AM ride if I fancy a few jumps.

    I tried to make a different (as in not the B Line!) video of Llandegla back in March:
    Winter is Over – Llandegla Fun

    If I had to pick my all time favourite TC it would be CyB but I don’t get there enough despite having a car park pass.

    I also love Penmachno (both loops), Marin, Antur Stiniog, Llangollen DH and the open mountains around Llangollen. It’s all great.

    I wouldn’t dismiss going to Llandegla though. Just don’t add yourself to the long list of crashes that happen at Llandegla and end up getting air lifted from there.

    I don’t get to the TCs that often but when I do I like them. They’re great in the winter.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I enjoy Llandegla, but see it more as a place to break up the drive down into Wales rather than a destination in its own right. Quick blast, back in the car.

    Stevet1
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    The trail centre at Betws-y-coed is not far from llandegla and would also be worth visiting, bit more natural than the Llandegla stuff although I enjoy both.

    bigmick25
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    There is some great natural riding in that area (Clwyds etc) if you’re there for a week I’d explore some of the natural stuff.

    Premier Icon gelert
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    Nukeproof’s 2017 range intro video is at Llandegla!

    Nukeproof 2017 at Llandegla

    If you’ve a week i’d 😀 suggest going to the Alps.. 😀

    Only kidding – ride the bike you enjoy the most at trail centres..all centre’s are essentially the same imo.

    Aristotle
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    Llandegla seems smooth, but when I rode it on my CX bike last year I realised that it wasn’t actually thaaaat smooth 😉

    craig24
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    Fattie and FS. You can spend a day at Degla if you do the Black, Red, Blue and have a play on the skills bit, also a stop for lunch because the cafe is worth the visit alone.

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    There are some great bits of singletrack around the hills surrounding. Far better than the trail centre.

    craig24
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    Worth a look at if you want to extend Degla –
    http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjcyNzY=

    breninbeener
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    Antur stiniog is ace, but isnt open every day.

    Rorschach
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    I live within sight of llandegla.Drop us a line when you’re up here and if I’m off I’ll give you the tour of the ‘other’ stuff.

    fd3chris
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    Thanks Rorschach and yes I do have a blue one.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Llandegla red ( and black) are the only trails that make it seem like you go uphill more than down, by about 120m by my reckoning.

    I’d avoid. Find a ride out of Llangollen instead, it’s on the other side of the hill, as Mrhoppy suggests,

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