Trek Coed Y Brenin Enduro
An annual celebration of Mountain Biking at Coed y Brenin
The Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro was described by Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine as “a connoisseur’s pick of the best natural and built trails” and includes a hand picked selection of the park’s superb way-marked trails, blended with an enticing mix of forest singletrack, fire road, open mountain trail and old drovers roads.
There is something for everyone and with 3 route distance options; Temtiwr 17km, Half 21km and Full 49km. Those who enter the Full Enduro are given the option to cut short their ride at the route split point and will be offered a Half Enduro route time.
Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro (Sunday)
Full Enduro – 49km
The Full (49km) Enduro is an epic ride of Coed y Brenin’s favourites, including all Coed y Brenin’s best loved trails plus the fresh challenge of Coed y Brenin’s iconic new ‘Y Slab’ trail section. The route ventures north into the high country outside of the forest park, offering stunning views of the southern snowdonian mountains (weather permitting) before returning to the tree lined tranquillity of the forests legendary singletrack trails. Full route riders have the option to end their day early by cutting short their ride at the Half route split point.
Half Enduro – 21km
Make no mistake, the Half Enduro (21km) is still a significant challenge, featuring a good dose of the action from the Full Enduro, this concise version of the Enduro is had picked to offer a good dose of the thrills with significantly less grind.
Temtiwr Enduro – 17km
Introducing the Temtiwr Enduro. Feel like sampling the event but not quite ready for the challenge of the Half or Full Enduro? This year we introduce the Temtiwr (Tempter) Enduro, compiled as a 17km taste of what our endurance mountain bike events offer, the event provides a deliciously manageable morsel of mountain biking that will fuel your appetite for more. The Temtiwr Enduro is a great stepping stone to prepare for tackling a longer enduro route in the future.
eBike Enduro – 21km
This year for the very first time we are introducing an eBike(pedalec) class to the Coed y Brenin Enduro. EBike entries are available only under a separate event ticket and will be restricted to the Half Enduro (21km) route only. Bikes must be legal UK Pedalecs and the event must be ridden on a single battery/single charge. Ebikes will be given their own start time/category and will be started separately from the other Full/Half and Temtiwr Enduro events. Ebikes are NOT PERMITTED to ride as part of Sunday’s Full/Half or Temtiwr Enduro or Saturday’s Retro Revolution race.
Saturday – Retro Revolution!
To avoid confusion, last year’s Fat Tyre Revolution has been renamed Retro Revolution. Taking place on the Saturday of the event weeken, Retro Revolution is a celebration of classic mountain biking’s in MTB’s original UK trail centre home.
The event comprises the Retro Revolution race and show. The race will again be an off road time trial, a single loop of Coed y Brenin’s oldest way-marked trail, the Tarw du (formerly RedBull trail). With the modern twist of including Coed y Brenin’s newest trail section the imposing rock wedge of ‘Y Slab'(The Slab). The event is open to all with a dedicated classic/retro class for pre 1997 manufactured MTBs. There will be prizes for fastest XC (whole course) M and F, plus fastest XC retrobiker. There will also be prizes for fastest DH (highest point to finish) for M, F and Retro.
The event costs just £10 to enter and we welcome all those coming for Sunday’s Enduro events to come, warm up their legs and have some fun, even if just for a leisurely cruise up and DH return.
Retro Revolution bike show is open to all owners of pre 1997 manufactured classic/retro MTBs. Please let us know if you would like to enter the show so that we can reserve space for whatever bike(s) you are bringing. There will of course be a (peer judged) prize for the best. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in showing a bike and we’ll send you more information.
Saturday – Nippers and Rippers
The popular Kids mini Enduro will again return on the Saturday with 5km, 10km or 15km route options of progressive difficulty, open to all adult-accompanied under 16s and free to enter with a reward for all children who take part.
Trek are our title sponsor and again they will be bringing a tempting selection of their finest mountain bikes to display over the weekend so expect a peek at the latest Fuel EX, Remedy and Powerfly models.
Our friends from Muc-Off will again be joining us with their bike care station, offering helpful advice and tips to assist you in keeping your bike running smoothly and looking great.
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The 2015 the event received the prestigious accolade of becoming a Singletrack ‘Editor’s Choice’. Singletrack described the event as “a connoisseur’s pick of the best natural and built trails”.
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2013 event video from willsandersproduction