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newbie from wales

kashir09kashir09 Posts: 4
edited February 2010 in Women
hello ive just taken up mountain biking im 21. i live in south wales. just intrested in where people go mountain biking and if any groups go out? many thanks

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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Welcome to the world of biking!.

    South wales has alot to offer, Newport side there is Cwm carn, Port talbot way there is the afan valley and head west you get Brechfa, And these are just the local trail centers, ( nice and easy to ride with facilities and so on) there are a myriad of local trails all over though.

    I myself live newar Cwm carn, souoth Wales has some great biking all ove for you to try
  • rhyko7rhyko7 Posts: 781
    where is South Wales are you?
    the main trails are:
    Cwmcarn (Newport)-probably a bit harsh for a newbie
    Afan (port Talbot)-four trails to choose from, would advise penhydd to a newbie
    Brechfa (camarthan)-plenty to choose from, something for everyone

    there are a few south wales mtb clubs:
    Miggly moos
    theres one in Caerphilly that ride from Castle bike shop
    for more search on british cycling website

    im not supposed to link other forums in here but there are a lot of south wales rides organised on the' mtb wales forum'
    http://www.mtb-wales.com/modules.php?op ... lay&fid=16
    if you go into the rides/routes forum section on here and ask someone to show you around a trail or request a group ride, im sure you would get a few relpies.
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10014

    good luck, hopefully will see you out on the trails soon!
    Dont look at it-ride it! they are tools not f*cking ornaments

    my riding:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/rhyspect

    Some of my Rides Data/maps:
    http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/Users/527337
  • thanks for replying guys! i live at abergavenny. i cant wait to get out on the trails ive been riding up the mountains trying to build up my fitness. do you think spin class could benifit me?
  • rhyko7rhyko7 Posts: 781
    kashir09 wrote:
    thanks for replying guys! i live at abergavenny. i cant wait to get out on the trails ive been riding up the mountains trying to build up my fitness. do you think spin class could benifit me?

    it certainly wouldnt do any harm, if your unable to go out on bike, go to spin, getting out on the bike is best, but if your pushed for time.
    some people really enjoy spin classes, you may be able to drag more people into mountain biking, definately worth giving it a go ide say

    whats the riding like up in Abergavenny? thats not far from me, is there much good singletrack?
    Dont look at it-ride it! they are tools not f*cking ornaments

    my riding:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/rhyspect

    Some of my Rides Data/maps:
    http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/Users/527337
  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    There's certainly great XC crickhowell way and beyond (there's a ride around Mynnyd Du on one of the websites - mtb-wales?) and there's good singletrack there.
  • i went to book up spin for friday night and its full! typical! i like riding round the sugarloaf but your right crick and beyond is fantastic iv done quite a bit of walking round there! i did bike from pandy to hay on wye over the ridge was a really good day!
  • Just got back from the quantocks that was a mud fest but fun first few rides in a good few months, But made me really appreciate what we have here on our door steps..

    Should be out out at afan on penhydd next weekend choosing the nicer weather of course for the day i will head out :p
  • cgarossicgarossi Posts: 729
    Hi

    I live in Herefordshire on the Abergavenny road (not on it, but in house near it :D ). Me and a mate go to CwmCarn quite regularly and you are welcome to join us or we can take in more gentler rides if you're new :)

    Send a PM if you're interested. :)
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