The Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro is Coed y Brenin’s biggest challenge ride and the largest participation MTB event in the forest park’s annual calendar. Want to go beyond ‘the Beast’ and take on an epic day’s MTB challenge that will test your riding and endurance skills while leading you on trails that reach out into the spectacular high country outside the forest park’s borders?
Brought to you by the creators of the legendary Dyfi Enduro and in partnership with the world’s greatest bike brand, The Coed y Brenin Enduro fuses majestic big mountain scenery with superb forest singletrack in an awe-inspiring epic single loop trail endurance challenge. The route is a hand picked selection of the finest trails that the forest park and surrounding area have to offer, it’s the event that Singletrack Magazine described as “a connoisseur’s pick of the best natural and built trails” (Editor’s Choice).
Choose your challenge (17, 24 or 49km): The event offers multiple route options with the 17km Temtiwr Enduro providing a great introduction to MTB challenge riding or a lighter option for those seeking a more compact ride. Then there are 25km (half) or 49km (full) enduro routes of increasing technical and distance challenge. Those tackling the half and full should be ready for some tough climbs and technically demanding descents with the ‘full’ riders adding the 49km marathon distance to the effort.
The route begins on forest fire road then ventures onto old drover’s roads and mountain tracks offering spectacular views of the southern Snowdonia mountains (weather permitting). It then plunges into a diverse combination of flowing wooded singletrack and rocky technical trails woven together with some technical climbs and forest access track. We aim to take riders away from the familiar trails of the forest park for a taste of the wilder high country beyond the forest borders and in doing so, offer a true taste of rugged North Wales. While within the forest park, riders are offered up a smorgasbord of Coed y Brenins best way marked trails reworked and reconnected so as to offer the very best of Coed y Brenin’s classic trails in a new and unfamiliar route combination.
Entry £25 (Includes upgraded feed station picnic lunch and Retro Revolution! event Tshirt)
A celebration of classic, retro & old school MTB, the Retro Revolution! Retro Ride Out is a chance to join us in celebrating fat tyre bike culture then and now. All bikes and lovers of dirt old or new are welcome but there will be both show and ride prizes for the best classic/retro MTB’s (those manufactured pre 1997).
The Retro Revolution Ride offer the chance of a chilled social MTB jaunt around the forest park to savour some good company and soak up the classic MTB vibe. The ride will be a single route ride out to enjoy a tasty picnic feed station offering. There will be prizes for the best classic/retro show MTB, best rolling show classic/retro MTB (bikes ridden on the Ride Out). There will also be a prize for the best dressed retrobiker. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need a classic bike to join the ride, only to enter the retro/classic bike show or win any of the classic bike prizes so why not join us at the UK’s original trail centre to celebrate our MTB heritage in the best way we know, with good company, fine trails and bikes, bikes, bikes!
Entry to the Retro Revolution! Retro Ride Out includes:
> Entry to Retro Revolution! Retro Ride Out – a relaxed fun social ride celebrating our MTB heritage.
> Delicious enhanced feed station picnic lunch.
> Retro Revolution! T shirt (select size on sign up)
> (For retrobike owners) Chance to win prizes in the Retro/Classic bike Show, rolling bike show and best dressed retro rider competitions. (For non retrobike owners) Spot prizes.
> Free entry to Film Screening of “The Moment” (for first 80 entries only)
Entry: FREE – All children MUST REMAIN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT (age 18+) ON COURSE.
The popular Nippers n’Rippers kids enduro will return in 2018, open to kids from 4yrs (must be accompanied on the ride by a parent, guardian or responsible adult). The event offers 2 ride distances of increasing challenge with a reward for all children who take part. In 2017, undeterred by some rather wet weather we saw 100+ young riders take on the challenge and be rewarded with an event mug and hot chocolate. We hope to see even more take part in 2018, hopefully with some better weather.
You can register your child for the event using the same link as the main event entries. There are 2 route options, 5km – recommended for 6-12yr olds and novice child riders (on easy Blue grade trail) and 10km – recommended for 10-14yr olds or more experienced child riders (on a mix of Blue and Red graded trail). All children MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN (age 18+) ADULT PARENT OR GUARDIAN t all times when on course and will be required to complete a liability waiver at sign on.
On Saturday evening as part of Retro Revolution! there will be an evening film screening (begins 6.30pm). The film will be “The Moment”, a new documentary charting the birth and rise of the MTB freeride movement from its early roots in British Columbia, Canada to the world stage with events like Red Bull Rampage.
Tickets for the film screening are offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to entrants of the Retro Revolution but are strictly limited to 80 total due to the venue’s capacity. If any tickets remain, these will be made available to entrants of the other events closer to the event date. And remember, anyone can enter the Retro Revolution! Retro Ride Out, you don’t need to own a retrobike to join in the fun, only to win show prizes.
Spaces are limited to just 80 (first-come, first-served).
Drinks and snacks will be available at the screening.