Mark Hart at RPS is organising a mountain biking weekend at Afan Forest Park in South Wales during the weekend of Friday 29th May until Sunday 31st May 2020.
(PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING ORGANISED AS A PRIVATE EVENT AND NOTHING TO DO WITH RPS)
We have provisionally booked 18 places for 2 Nights Bed and Breakfast at the Bryn Bettws Lodge at Afan. This is a great venue as the trails start at the Lodge:
There are 3 x Lodges booked with 6 beds in each lodge, bathroom/toilet and kitchen. Food can be your own or you can eat in the bunkhouse or on site cafe.
Facilities at the Lodge include:
Secure bike lock cabin
TV in bar
En suite rooms
Outdoor seating area
COST FOR THE WEEKEND FOR ACCOMODATION AND FOOD WILL BE APPROXIMATELY £85 PER PERSON. A NON RETURNABLE DEPOSIT OF £30 WILL BE REQUIRED BY END OF FEB 2020 TO SECURE YOUR PLACE.
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Timings as follows:
FRIDAY 10TH MAY
Arrive at Lodge before 6.00pm - Evening Meal & Beers
SATURDAY 11TH MAY
Breakfast - Ride All Day - Evening BBQ & Beers
SUNDAY 12TH MAY
Breakfast - Ride until Lunchtime - Leave for Home
Included in Cost:
Saturday Evening BBQ
NOT INCLUDED - Friday Evening/Saturday & Sunday Lunch(Cafe on site if needed)
THE MTB TRAILS
Details of the trails are as follows…
Rookie – Green trail – 5.5km taking around 30 minutes to two hours over a gentle gradient. Suitable for families.
Blue Scar – Blue trail – 7km – 1-1.5 hours with 437m of climbing. Great for those wanting to improve their riding skills.
Blade – Red trail – 24km – 2.5-3.5 hours with 795m of climbing. Great singletrack, technical climbs, fast descents and it can be combined with Skyline for a longer ride.
Skyline – Red trail – 46km – 4-7 hours with 2000m of climbing. Steady technical climb via singletrack and forestry road offering stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and South Wales coast followed by flowing descents.
White’s Level – Red trail – 17km – 1.5-3 hours with 525m of climbing. White’s is a 90% purpose built trail starting with a 6km sheep track climb. The trail offers tight and twisty singletrack with demanding descents and an optional black run.
Y Wal – Red trail – 23km – 1.5-3 hours with 450m of climbing. Y Wal offers great views of the valley and coastline as well as some great technical sections.
Penhydd – Red trail – 14km – 1.5-3 hours with 550m of climbing. The Penhydd splits off from the Blue Scar and offers a loop with big climbs and flowing descents.
W2 – Black trail – 44km – 4-7 hours with 975m of climbing. W2 gives you the option to start from either centre and then you’re able to stop at the other one half way round to break up the ride. A challenging but rewarding trail with some great downhill style sections.
Afan Bike Park – A progression area that offers a variation of five trails ranging from blue to black with a mixture of berms and jumps. The bike park is located next to Bryn Bettws lodge and is also close to the 4x track.