The Fox Antifreeze

The Antifreeze is a multi lap, chip timed, staggered start mountain bike endurance challenge staged at Coed y Brenin Forest Park.  The 2019 event will take place on Sunday 17th March.

Next event: Sunday 17th March 2019.

Enter Event

Jr Antifreeze returns (8 to 14yr olds) and will take place on Saturday 16th March (planned times below). (route distance options TBC but planned at 3, 8 and 14km).

EMTBs are now permitted to ride in the Fox Antifreeze but must be UK legal pedelecs and must be declared on entry.

A FOX SAMPLE SALE will be held on the same weekend with a truck load of bargains to be had.

A lap route profile for the 2019 main event will be posted soon.

The Fox Antifreeze

Ready for the thaw!

The Fox Antifreeze will return to Coed y Brenin on Sunday 17th March 2019. The event is the perfect way to chase away the chills of winter and kickstart your riding year.

The Antifreeze is a non-competitive, staggered start, chip timed, multi lap, mountain bike endurance challenge on the all weather trails of Coed y Brenin Forest Park.


2018 event images..


 

Coed y Brenin

The Uk’s original trail centre provides the perfect base for the event. It’s all weather trails and great tree cover provide protection from the elements while still affording spectacular views of the southern Snowdonian mountains, weather permitting. From rocky track to swooping singletrack, Coed y Brenin offers a fine mix of riding that will challenge and delight. The event is based around the Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre offering all the facilities you might want including a cafe that serves everything from hot drinks and snacks to full meals. There are showers and changing, toilets, bike wash and a well stocked bike shop to cater for all your mountain biking needs.

The route is a hand picked selection of the finest trails that the forest park has on offer. 

The Format

The event is a staggered start format, allowing riders to begin at any time the event start is open. This offers a very relaxed atmosphere, eases the pressure and helps reduce congestion at bottle necks on the course, which of course allows us to include more of that lovely singletrack that Coed y Brenin is famous for.

Riders assemble in the start corral while the event start is open and a start marshal feeds them onto the course. Timing starts the moment you cross the timing point so each riders time is individualised to their ride, accurately recorded by RFID data chip. Once you cross the start mat the clock is ticking until you finish. You have the option to ride 1, 2 or 3 laps of the (aprox.) 11.5km course but you don’t need to decide beforehand, just ride the number of laps you want (to a max of 3) and our timing system will allocate your time to the appropriate distance event. 

The course

Each lap of the course is around 11.5km and riders can elect to ride 1, 2 or 3 laps. You don’t even need to decide beforehand the distance you want to ride, you simply ride the number of laps you wish and our timing system will allocate the time to the correct event distance category.

Start/Lap/Finish

With riders starting, lapping and finishing right in front of the visitor centre, directly below the cafe balcony. There’s music pumping and a real buzz of activity at the event hub with a great atmosphere as riders pass the timing point receiving encouragement from spectators and finishers as they choose whether or not to ride “Another lap?”.  

Wave goodbye to the Winter chills!

The event has seen all weather from glorious sunshine to snow and at this time of year in Wales, anything is certainly possible but what better way to prove your mettle than to take on the challenge of a fine winter’s end trail ride of the highest calibre at the UK’s original trail centre.

There will be a warm welcome, good company, great atmosphere and fine trails to ride. The event has sold out each year since it’s creation and with only 400 places available we expect this year will be no different.

We hope you’ll join us for another fun blast around Coed y Brenin to chase away the chills of winter.  

Event Times

Saturday

Jr Antifreeze: Sign-on: 9.30am to 11.30am. Course start open : 10am – 12 noon.

Sunday

Fox Antifreeze: Sign on: 8am to 9.30am. Event start open : 10am to 11.15am.

Times are provisional until confirmed in final event joining information which will be sent to event participants by email around 1 week prior to the event. When published, event joining information will also be available from this page.

E-Bikes

E-Bikes are permitted to ride the Antifreeze (ebike = motor assisted pedal bike, pedelec) under the following conditions:  (1) The bike must be a UK road legal pedelec (must not be chipped, derestricted or modified in any way) and (2) The rider must, when asked, declare that they will be riding an eBike on entering the event and be entered into the eBike event. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO BIKE CHARGING FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT.


2017 Event images

  "A great day's riding on great trails" - Richard Jones  

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