Posted: Fri 30th Sep 2016

25 Years Of Mountain Biking At Coed Y Brenin

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is inviting people to celebrate 25 years of mountain biking at Coed y Brenin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau, was the first mountain bike trail centre in the UK. It has over 200 kilometers of trails to go running, walking and mountain biking. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 25 year milestone will be celebrated at this year’s ‘Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro’ with a range of events and activities for every age and ability. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Grace Sanderson, Visitor Centre Assistant, Natural Resources Wales said, ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This year marks 25 years of mountain biking at Coed y Brenin, and 10 years since the visitor centre and some of the surrounding trails were opened to the public. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are looking forward to welcoming locals and tourists to celebrate with us.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The celebrations are taking place Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October at the Coed y Brenin visitor centre, managed by NRW. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Grace continued, ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Coed y Brenin is one of the most beautiful places in Wales and we are proud to provide so many exciting trails for everyone to enjoy.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We hope events like this will help more people get out and enjoy our fantastic natural environment.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The events kick off on Saturday with the ‘Nippers and Rippers’ mini kid’s enduro. Competitors can also enter the ‘Fat Tyre Revolution’ race, and the women’s ‘Breeze’ ride. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Everyone is welcome to the visitor centre on Saturday night for the Fat Tyre Revolution Party. There will be a DJ, hot food, and drinks will be available from the café until 8pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be films, and a question and answer session with the Director of ‘Mountain Biking – the Untold British Story’, Pip Piper. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro event will round off the weekend on Sunday with a 30 kilometer or 55 kilometer loop featuring a mix of tracks. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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