Temtiwr Coed y Brenin

A weekend dedicated to women's mountain biking, with skills coaching and workshop sessions, guided rides, film night and talks.

A statement from Temtiwr partnership team:

The Temtiwr event will be taking a break in 2019.

In its place our event partner Dyfi Events has kindly donated a number of free entries to the 2019 ‘The Beast Unchained’ event at Coed y Brenin to give Temtiwr participants or their friends an opportunity to meet up and ride the event. The Beast Unchained takes place at Coed y Brenin on 29th September 2019.

Details of how to get hold of these will be sent out by email to the Temtiwr mailing list next week.

You can find out about The Beast Unchained here: http://www.dyfievents.com/events/beast-unchained/

We look forward to seeimg you at the event or at a Temtiwr event in future.


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Temtiwr Coed y Brenin

Attendee Information 2018

[Fersiwn Cymraeg]

Temtiwr is a dedicated weekend of women’s mountain biking held at the UK’s original trail centre, Coed y Brenin. The event was conceived in 2017 as a partnership between Beics Brenin (the bike shop at Coed y Brenin), Natural Resources Wales (the landowner & trail managers of Coed y Brenin), Welsh Cycling and Dyfi Events.

The 2018 event will take place on the weekend of 8th/9th September at Coed y Brenin Forest Park North Wales.

The event was conceived to promote and encourage Women’s participation in Mountain Biking, providing training opportunities and the chance for women to meet and socialise. 

For 2018 the event will feature a core of social components that provide the backbone of the weekend’s activities. Entry to the event will this year cost £30 (+ Eventbrite booking and handling fees) and will include the following:

  • Saturday welcome
  • Drop in clinics and advice workshops.
  • Entry to exclusive ticket-only Saturday evening film screening, Q&A talk and social.
  • Sunday – practical workshop/talk
  • Sunday group social ride with enhanced feed station picnic.
  • 2018 Temtiwr event memento 


You can then supplement the core social activities, as desired, with selecting from a range of bolt-on coaching/training modules offered by our selected coaching partners, details of these along with the cost of each session, are outlined below in the Coaching Modules section.

You will need your own Mountain Bike (which should be properly serviced, safe to ride and in good working order) and your own riding equipment that must including a properly fitted cycle helmet. 

The Weekend


Saturday will begin with a welcome. The day will then be divided into 3 blocks A, B, C that can be used to add ticketed coaching modules or yoga sessions or left free to enjoy other activities like exploring one of Coed y Brenin’s many way-marked mountain bike trails, its MTB skills area or for  visiting one of the Temtiwr drop-in’s including stations offering casual advice on subjects like bike care and cycle set up,  or you may just wish to unwind and socialise with friends

Temtiwr Skills Challenge

One of these drop in sessions is the Temtiwr Skills Challenge which will be managed by Tim Matthews. The challenge is a short, simple skills course designed to test the core mountain bike skills of balance and control. Tim will be on hand to offer tips and advice on body position, pedalling , steering and braking control to help you on your way and with prizes up for grabs.

There is a cafe on site that will be open from 9am to 5pm offering everything from light snacks, tea, coffee and cake to full meals.

Find full details of the available coaching modules and our partner coaches on the 2018 Temtiwr Coaching Information Page.

Saturday Film Screening

The Adventure Syndicate present "Divided"

In summer 2017, Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter rode the Tour Divide, a mountain bike route that follows the Continental Divide down the spine of the USA, and covers a distance more than three times the length of the UK, with just under 20 Everests’ worth of climbing. The rules are simple: eat and sleep when you like, but the clock never stops. Follow the exact route. Remain completely self-supported. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, racers have to dodge bears, lightning storms, snow and snakes. Lee and Rickie self-filmed the whole way and together with Mike Webster (helped by Thomas Hogben and Kirk Watson), have created the feature film Divided.It’s not a straightforward story. None of the best stories are.Premiering at Curzon Cinema in London on 17th Feb in association with Leigh Day Cycling then at Fort William Mountain Festival on 24th Februaryhttps://www.mountainfestival.co.uk/greatdivide.html WATCH OUR TWITTER FEED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE PREMIERE THIS SATURDAY IN LONDON!!

Posted by The Adventure Syndicate on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

On Saturday evening as part of the Temtiwr weekend we will be screening ‘Divided’ a film by The Adventure Syndicate that follows Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter as they ride the Tour Divide,  a mountain bike route that follows the Continental Divide down the spine of the USA, and covers a distance more than three times the length of the UK, with just under 20 Everests’ worth of climbing. The rules are simple: eat and sleep when you like, but the clock never stops. Follow the exact route. Remain completely self-supported. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, racers have to dodge bears, lightning storms, snow and snakes.  

Entry to the film screening is included as part of the Temtiwr main entry ticket, just make sure you select to attend the film during sign up to reserve your ticket.

After film talk/discussion on Bikepacking

The film will be followed by a talk/discussion about adventure cycling given by Polly Clark of Mountain Yoga Breaks. Polly will talk about her own experience with bike adventuring and about the trips that Mountain Yoga Breaks organise.  



Workshops & Talks

From 9.30 am to 11.30am.

Sunday begins with morning workshops. Some are practical sessions, some are talks/discussions. You will be asked to select a workshop to attend when you sign up for a main event ticket. Please see our Coaching Page for full details of the available workshops a sample of which include:

Gear Adjustment and Basic Bike Care (practical)

How to fix a puncture (practical)

Basic Navigation (practical)

Riding from the Womb – A journey from pregnancy to riding with young kids. (talk)

See all workshops on our Coaching Information Page

Temtiwr Big Ride

With the weekend training out of the way, it’s time to relax and enjoy some trails and good company. The Temtiwr Big Ride offers route options for beginners and intermediates, all meeting  at the same point, mid ride, for a delicious enhanced feed station buffet picnic in the forest. Riders will then head off on the second stage of their ride, eventually returning, tired and triumphant, to the Visitor Centre to collect an event memento and say farewell for 2018’s event. The easier beginner route will be roughly 18km in total on blue graded trail and forest fire road. The intermediate route will take in red and black graded trail and be slightly longer with more climbing and descending.


Temtiwr Coaches

You’ll find further information about coaches and courses on our Temtiwr Coaching Page.

Cheri Mills

Cheri has been riding and racing for 25 years during which she has experienced everything from alpine guiding to teaching a 63 year old lady how to ride a bike for the first time. Cheri’s focus is on helping riders lean and progress whilst they maintaining the most important skill of all, having FUN!  [visit website]

Ally Campbell

Ally focuses on running Campbell Coaching’s Female sessions. Her depth of knowledge, and ability to identify and communicate key points enable her clients to quickly develop their understanding of the skills and to ride trails, jumps and drops with increased confidence and control. [visit website]

Steve Beech

Steve from Wheelism offers all levels of MTB Skills coaching, Guided Riding and Bike Maintenance Courses in Southern Snowdonia. Steve knows the trails of Coed y Brenin like few others having worked as manager of Beics Brenin for 8 years but now dedicates his time to helping others advance their mountain biking. [visit website]

David Windebank 

David Windebank aka Windy is an accomplished Outdoor Lecturer working at the forefront of the industry for the past 12 years as a Full Time Lecturer in Outdoor Education. Windy is a British cycling Mountain Bike Leadership tutor and has been involved in the Mountain bike Leadership program for over 10 years working with Scottish cycling, Welsh cycling and British Cycling.  [visit website]

Ed Roberts

Ed has travelled the world racing and riding bikes on all terrain. A love of two wheels began early for Ed, competing in the British and European motorbike trials series from a young age until university. Fast-forward a few years and for the past three years he has competed against the world’s best in the Enduro World Series. [visit website]

Al Seaton

Al’s been delivering Mountain Bike Leadership courses since 2008 and has worked all over the world delivering training and providing consultancy advice to holiday and tour companies. A qualified Physical Education teacher and outdoor trainer, Al has a wealth of experience delivering, managing and developing training.  [visit website]


Polly Clark

Polly is a yoga teacher and bike adventurer, teaching various forms of yoga and regularly offering Yoga sessions here at Coed y Brenin. Through her company Mountain Yoga Brakes Polly helps others discover the joys of both yoga and adventure by bike. Mountain Yoga Breaks offer yoga, guided riding and bikepacking weekends at beautiful locations throughout Wales.  [visit website]


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