Machen trails South Wales
I rode machen mountain for the first time last week, what great fun dh track steep and fast, loved it.
What I’m struggling is how to pedal back up without going round the road again via Lower machen or pushing. Any locals on here got any advice? Or any other good trails to link it up with for a bigger loop. Thanks…Posted 4 years agowaldo1Member
Machen dh then cross over to draethen across the road and do garlic.Posted 4 years ago
Halfwayup, the mojo lot and nine point eight cartel are riding them a lot the past couple of years to name a few.
Halfwayup are meeting at the crown pub thus night at 6 and going up from there. It’s much easier to climb from that side than the Bassaleg side. Did a quick run tonight- fast, dusty conditions.philwarren11Member
Just dont ride all the way down, push up back to the fence up the middle path. Use two cars with a mate, park one at the bottom, drive one up to the top up by the mast, ride up to the mast, session the fence area when you wanna finish ride all the way down and drive back up to the other car.Posted 4 years agostrawdogMember
Looks great.Posted 4 years ago
Why wouldnt you want it like the megaavalanche up there ..sounds like that would be a good craic to me….Ive never understood this concept of people being over precious about protecting there “secret local trails” crap…. All you read about in the magazines are articles to tell riders to to get off the kitty litter trail centres and try some more natural ungroomed trails but if your not a local rider how are you supposed to find these trails without things like strava and these forums etc.
See u up there for the mini-avalanche! 😉mickyMember
Easy to get up onto the Rymney Valley ridgeway from machen. Jusy check an OS map to see it. This can take you to Cwmcarn via sirhowey valley or the other way to coed couseu whips, machen woods, caerphilly woods, the wenault, castle coch or garth mountain if you wanted a long route. The Rymney valley ridgeway walk is the backbone with fantastic riding coming off it. Find that and it opens up the possibility for many long rides. I ride to Cwmcarn from Cardiff via Machen on the ridgeway. Sorry to the welsh for my appalling spelling of Welsh places.Posted 4 years ago
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