CoedLlandegla

The Northern Monkey
The Northern Monkey Posts: 19,174
edited March 2009 in Routes
I've got the opportunity to go riding somewhere up North and this place has cropped up.

What are peoples views on the red route? Fun?

what are the black options like?

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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,988
    Easy & easy (ie, both can be done on a rigid singlespeed).............. BUT I still ride it a lot as its an easy blast with some fun bits an hour away from the house or 25 mins from work
  • I really like Llandegla. It's by no means a hard ride if you're fit, but it's a good blast and once you know it you can really let go of the brakes

    I've only ever done the full red and black route and there's nothing scary or too technical.

    As has been said, there's no rock gardens or big drops more of a roller coaster ride so a hardtail would probably be the best bike to do it on, although I never have!
  • It does get stupidly busy at weekends though!
  • Kewl, cheers for the replies guys. Sounds like the place :)

    Basically i'll go anywhere, but want to try somewhere new.

    I'm actually going up north to ride with my bro, as he doesn't really ride unless i'm around. Plus he's one of the hardest people to get motivated!!

    Sounds like a good route to get him back on his bike as he's been off work for a while and need to get out and ride!!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,988
    Organise a group ride - that will get him motivated!
  • rhysduk
    rhysduk Posts: 138
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    I've got the opportunity to go riding somewhere up North and this place has cropped up.

    What are peoples views on the red route? Fun?

    what are the black options like?

    B

    I'm still young, and by far not a huge amount of mtb experience in my pocket BUT.. Coed Llandegla has definitely got to be up there at the top of all the riding I've done.

    The red route is more than do-able at your average fitness level. Some of, if not the most flowing and smooth singletrack that I've ridden.
    The Black option is rollable or at pace if you want to. Some nice boards walk sections too, a tricky uphill one aswell..
    Watch out for the TIN HUT.... I embedded pine needles in my leg by there which the nice nurse took out for me, kindly.. :roll:

    All in all, a fantastic trail! Smooth, testing and some great scenery. Oh, and a pretty hard going uphill start.

    Rhys
    PP Shan & Intense SS2
  • For me, not a great trail. Maybe I've ridden it too much. I go back to it after riding penmachno, marin trail, mbr at cyb, some natural stuff in clwydian hills and find it just doesn't cut it. If you go for the first time, it's good for a blast, however it just isn't a great trail. Can be fun if as you say, you stay off the brakes. And good for a blast with mates, but if you looking for a good day of trails, perhaps go elsewhere. I would definatly go if trying to get your bro some motivation because it's really manageable for most riders, and most people can get some fun out of it. Good luck.
  • I love the black Run. I done it about 10x now and will be going back soon. The single track is worth going for alone. It does get very busy at weekends. I remember going in the snow and the center was closed but there was still about 30 ppl outside trying to get in. They have a massive car park and they need it.

    Go anyway and just keep doing the black loop until you can ride know more.

    Ride on!