Stiniog uplift day – just how good?
make sure you’ve got dual plies fitted, it’s proper rough and shreds tyres. was there for two days last month and really enjoyed it although it properly took me by surprise how tough the tracks are.Posted 4 years ago
we did some filming and came up with this edit
I really like the place, I’ve been on my alpine 160 and patriot, but given the option of a full on DH bike I would take that. You get loads of runs in a day and it is pretty rough in places. There are some pretty big jumps on the Black and the extra strength of a DH bike gives a bit more margin for error.
There are sections on Black powder that are both very rocky and fast, pretty sure I cracked my swingarm there.Posted 4 years agogobySubscriber
Ah i took my orange blood was fine up there, do run a coil shock on the rear though. If i had a dh bike though i would take it as you could really let rip then esecally when the arms get tired by the end of the day! The tracks are great fun, loved black powder run! Cant wait to get back! 😀Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I didn’t bother with dualplies, just sensibly tough trailbike tyres run tubeless, with sensible pressures… But yeah, if you have them, no reason not to. My DH bike was in bits so just used the Hemlock, rode everything bar the wall (didn’t really do the big jumps though, after watching Danny Hart come up short I thought they’re probably not for me 😉 )Posted 4 years ago
Just got back from a brill weekend in N Wales.Posted 4 years ago
Stiniog uplift day is absolutely brilliant by the way.
Did it for first time yesterday – if you haven’t already done I would strongly recommend it.
I’m no downhiller and was slightly nervous on the minibus on the first uplift, and TBH was quite surprised how even the ‘easy’ blue was harder than I expected. After a few runs you get into it and by the end of the day I was getting down at a fair pace with a huge grin.
Youtube doesn’t do the place justice as looking at the runs on a screen just tends to flatten everything out. The big drop on the Black is a ‘no way – not ever EVER’ would I do it! The guys running it are all spot on and good cheap food at the brand new cafe. Bit disappointing to see some dickhead p*ssing in the sink in the toilets because he couldn’t be arsed to wait for a cubicle though.
Aching from the pummeling your body tales but will deffo be going back at some point in the near future 😆beicmynyddMember
Remember the DH ffest is on next weekend –
Link – https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/90450/Antur-Stiniog-DH-Fest#summary
Race Schedule :
3pm – venue open for foot inspection only, no transport to the top is permitted, 5pm commissaire course walk, 6-8pm race registration open.
7am- course open for foot inspection only, no transport to the top is permeitted.
8am-11am – race registration
9am – uplift starts, course live at 9.15am / last uplift leaves at 5pm – course closed at 6pm
6.05pm – riders meeting
6.30pm – course open for foot inspection only, no transport to the top is permitted.
7pm – jump track challenge / music / film / tbc
8.30am – uplift starts
8.45am – course live
11am – practice finishes.
First uplift for racing leaves 11.30am, course closed 11.30am
First of two timed runs start at 12pm.
Podiums at 5.30pm.
The event will be pre entry only through the BC website, race entry will be £50 plus a £0.60 booking fee.
There will be no charge for camping, or car parking on site
Race numbers will be available at sign on.
There will be no charge for number boards.
Race catagories, and running order will be Juvenille / Youth / Junior / Masters / Veterans / women / senior / expert / elite women / elite male.
Juvenille – riders must be in the year of their 13/14th birthday
Youth – in the year of their 15/16th birthday
Senior – in the year of their 19th birthday
Masters – for riders aged 30-39
Veteran – for riders aged 40 and above
Prize money will paid to the top 3 riders in all catagories, £50 first / £25 second / £10 third, Elite male will be £250 first / £100 second / £50 third, and all podium places will receive localy produced slate trophys.
Please note that all juvenile and youth riders have to wear spine/ elbow/knee armour.
Race rules will be under BC regulationsPosted 4 years ago
Excellent day at Stiniog on Saturday. After the first few runs I really got into it. Managed to get down the black at a reasonable speed by the end of the day (Didn’t do the big drop). Need to work on my jumping skills! I think I’ll get a full face helmet for my next visit.Posted 4 years ago
Slight thread resurrection.
Off to Wales next week for the annual family holiday. Hoping to fit in a day at Antur Stiniog. Is there a cafe/food there? Can’t see any mention on their website though a “V.C.” is mentioned in the uplift details which I guess is visitors centre?Posted 4 years ago
It’s a new slate building with a few basic spares for sale, showers & toilets, a counter where you sign to say if you die it’s not their fault and a very-reasonably-priced cafe – right next to the car park.Posted 4 years ago
I you can fit it in, do it – pretty sure you can’t just turn up on the day though – you’ll need to pre-book.
Stiniog – it’s for everyone !
I thought that was going to be a link to this!;Posted 4 years ago
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