A limited number of Early Bird entries will be available at the reduced entry price of £25
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Fox Antifreeze Coed y Brenin
Shake off your winter slumber
The Fox Antifreeze returns to Coed y Brenin on the 11th/12th March 2023. The event is a great way to kick off your riding year with some great trails and good company. The event features a staggered-start making for a more relaxed atmosphere and giving riders a better chance to enjoy Coed y Brenin’s world-class singletrack.
Riders will take on 1, 2 or 3 laps of a (roughly) 12km loop. The route is a hand-picked remix of Coed y Brenin’s finest trails. You don’t need to pick a distance before you start, simply ride 1,2 or 3 laps and your time is allocated appropriately. It’s a great way to ease into the year with a challenge that can be tailored to your riding ability and fitness goals.
The location: Coed y Brenin
The Uk’s original trail centre provides the perfect base for the event. It’s all weather trails provide superb riding on true all weather trails. Dive into the finest tree lined Snowdonia singetrack and take on challenging rocky descents. Coed y Brenin boasts a vast trail network with spectacular views of the southern Snowdonian mountains. Coed y Brenin’s Visitor Centre offers a range of facilities including a cafe and bike wash and there’s a well stocked bike shop to cater for all your mountain biking needs.
Staggered Start Lap Challenge
The staggered-start format provides a relaxed and enjoyable event, reduces bottle necks on course and removes the stress of a single mass start.
Choose your challenge
What’s your distance, 12km, 24km, 36km? Each lap of the course is around 12km and all riders get can choose their route distance on the day by simply riding 1, 2 or 3 laps of the course. When you finish and exit the course our timing system will allocate your lap times to the correct event distance category.
We welcome E-bikes at the Fox Antifreeze, but please note they must be UK legal, non-chipped or otherwise modified pedlecs. When filling out the entry form please indicate that you will be riding an E-bike.
Be Nice, Say Hi! – We know e-bikes are awesome, they can make you like a feel like a superhero on the techy up down trails of Coed y Brenin, but remember, the Antifreeze is an inclusive event, please respect other riders, give people a heads up if you would like to pass, and leave plenty of room.
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?”.
Come rain or shine, the trails are calling…
The event has seen all weather from glorious sunshine to snow but the sheltered treelined slopes and all-weather trails of Coed y Brenin Forest Park offer guaranteed MTB action.
Whatever the weather, you can be sure of a warm welcome, great company, a relaxed atmosphere and world-class trails to ride. The event is a great way to start your MTB year so don’t wait too long if you are thinking of entering as its sold out all its entry places every year since it’s creation.
Planned start and sign on times
These will be confirmed in the final joining information that entrants will receive via email around a week prior to the event but will also be available from this page but the planned times are as follows:
Saturday – Sign on for Sunday’s Fox Antifreeze will be open on Saturday morning from 9.30am to mid day.
Sunday – Sign on for the Fox Antifreeze will be open from 8am to 9.30am
Fox Antifreeze event start will be open from 10am to 11.15am on the day of the event – Sunday 13th March 2022.
Sign-on usually takes place in the room above the bike shop but may take place outdoors in another location this year if the weather is favourable.
PLEASE NOTE – These times are provisional and will be confirmed in the entrant joining information that will be available around 1 week prior to the event.
EVENT START – As an additional Covid measure to help spread the flow of riders through the start area we will be issuing start group time slots. This will be a narrower intended target start time window for your number. There is flexibility and more will be explained in the joining information.
Jr Antifreeze is a non-timed challenge ride open to kids aged 8 to 14 years, who must be accompanied on the ride by a parent or guardian. The event offers 2 route distances (exact details TBC, but expect around 6km & 12km). The event costs £5.00 to enter, with all proceeds going to Wales Air Ambulance.
Exact registration & start times for the Jr Antifreeze will be confirmed in the week prior to the event but expect registration to be open from around 10.00 and the staggered start to be open from around 10.30 – 12.30.