Worst Trail Centre – Bank Holiday
Pedalabikeaway in FoD will be absolutely rammed all weekend. It gets crazy busy there, even in winter. There’s loads of other local picnic sites around though that are not only free to park, but a stones throw from the trails. Not that I’m begrudging the Forestry Commission their £3.50, but if there’s simply nowhere to park, and people sat everywhere in cars waiting for spaces to appear, what can you do!?Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
I always thought riding single track centres when it’s busy would be fine, you just wait a bit then go eh? I did degla last sunday and it was heaving, I waited before following someone but was nearly always up someones arse or someone was up my arse, and having someone up your arse whilst on a bike is not a good thing, let me tell you.Posted 4 years agosoobaliasMember
FoD reports are a bit of a surprise, noted.
Llandegla is no surprise, that is already on my “midweek, non-school holiday” list of places to ride.
My folks gave up walking the lakes a few years back, compared to munro-bagging they hated the crowds, even outside peak times.Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
Good thing about FoD wrecker is the moment you go off-piste, it’s quiet as hell and you might as well be in a different forest to everyone else
I heard that there’s some good unofficial stuffs up there. The trouble is, as a visitor there’s a bit or a risk in just hoping to stumble upon it.Posted 4 years agoTrimixMember
FOD is great, just avoid the trail center bit if you dont like busy trails. Its a massive forest, the trail center is a tiny part. Loads of tracks to explore, all of them empty.
As is the whole of the UK basically. Mountain biking does not have to be in a trail center.Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
My local trails are running beautifully, better than they have for years. Apparently even Cut Gate is dry now. I like trail centres, but if you go to one when the proper hills are all dusty for the first time in ages, I think you’re mad.
What’s penmachno like these days?
We were there two weeks ago on the way back from Snowdon, the car park bits were full (so, what, maybe 40 cars?) but we only saw a handful of people all the way round, it’s a big old wood…Posted 4 years agosoobaliasMember
If like me you dont like
busy crowds queuespeople the prospect of a sunny bank holiday weekend isnt great.
Last week we had the thread about riding snowdon and walkers….
I already know that i wont be travelling anywhere that might involve any bank holiday traffic.
I also know that I will steer clear of certain local trails over the weekend due to the number of other users. Ive yet to visit the new swinley trails, but this weekend would be daft.
So – on that basis, which is the worst trail centre? Where have you been where you couldnt park, couldnt ride (sensibly) without interuption, couldnt get a drink/food where you expected, got over-run byPosted 4 years ago
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