- Sandwell Valley New Trail… Open Yet?
Hopefully head up there tomorrow for a nosey ….. If you see a fat bloke on a blue On one Single speed, come say hi 🙂 ….Posted 4 years ago
Was going to take the car up there but think i`ll have a leisurely spin along the canal to get there :)…. its all miles …
How longs the finished trail ??
Have just got back from there and have to congratulate shindiggy and all involved, its great for the area and cycling in general,it was quite busy up there today including 2 chavs with the tesco full suspension bikes and full face helmets checking outPosted 4 years ago
the linedown the black routes biggest drop !! … I just rode past them and straight down it on my rigid single speed !! …. they were still there on my second lap as well 🙂 ….
There were quite a few familys on it as well, some with very young kids ?
anyways .. well done to all involvedsmudgeMember
scamper, no problem for your wife… i’d say a great place to practise your skills and build your confidence on…and short enough to go round to go round again and again to make practise perfect and better… plus you can park right by it and not be miles away.. thats a brilliant bit. no camelback required 🙂Posted 4 years agomarty27Member
Went over last night and only came across 1 Chav on a boardman in a baseball cap and a couple attempting to take dodgy pics of each other (fortunately I scared them off the trail by blasting past). I agree it is well designed from such a small envelope, but its less than 7mins round (sticking to red and black graded sections only) so needs to be looped at least 3 times to make it worthwhile. The “black” sections would barely make the red grade at most trail centres, but I guess it is designed for families and young riders. Just don’t be put off riding the black bits if you can manage the Dog or Monkey at Cannock, or any Welsh centres. There are a couple of brief but flowing sections and 3 well spaced table tops at the end of the run which can be nicely jumped, and can be sessioned by turning left out of the exit and looping back up the climb. I didn’t see a pump track, but didn’t do a great deal of searching. Being on a forest trail and hearing the constant sound of the M5/M6 interchange is a rather bizarre experience too! Still it certainly beats going to the gym.
Be warned that you need to remove your bike from a roof mounted rack if you want to get through to the car park!Posted 4 years ago
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