Ridden & Reviewed by Cycle1st
Intermediate Route ( Red ) 18 km/11 miles
Intermediate Route ( Black ) 21 km/13 miles
We rode the Red and New Black runs again….. to keep you updated.
New Pictures also added.,
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about the updates, now on with the trail review....
is located in North Eastern Wales, close to Wrexham and fairly near
to conurbations like Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and not a vast distance
from the Midlands.
the trail head is a new, purpose-built, visitor’s centre, with toilets
and includes a good sized café. This café is spacious,
even providing an area with comfortable couches and serves a variety
of good food. We were astonished at the generous size of the food portions
and the good value for money and can recommend a visit after your ride!
There is a new classroom facility in the building also, which enables various courses to be run – from forestry education to Mountain Bike tuition and maintenance. The classroom will be available for all types of groups from schools to corporate team building days.
For this review we are concentrating
on the Intermediate & Advanced Route
There are tricky rocky/muddy areas as well as fast jumps, tight switchbacks and banked curves. Initially, we started from the Trailhead opposite the Visitors centre, and climbed a section of hairpin which takes the rider into the forest, mainly on fire road.
There is a progressive length of climbing deep into the forest which is deceptive because it doesn’t seem as if you are on a hard climb due to the way the trail is carved through thick wooded flanks.
1) Family Route (blue) 4 km/2.5 miles long
2) Beginner Route (green) 12 Km/7.5 miles
3) Intermediate Route (red)
18 km/11 miles
* Kona Hardtail bike hire ( shown above )
available from the Visitor’s
Centre shop is £15 half day and £19 all day.
£3.00 per helmet ( must be worn at all times)
To reserve a
bike call 01978 751656
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