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North Wales - the future

DubzyDubzy Posts: 123
edited July 2010 in MTB general ... -26856592/

This article in local paper confirming what MBUK recently published. All good news for North Wales.
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  • hoochylalahoochylala Posts: 987 ... t=12715464

    Oh joy, more trail centres in areas mile away from me! :roll:
  • poddypoddy Posts: 52
    Excellent-that link to llangollen-Corwen-Dee valley sounds great as well. I'm lucky to live about 7 miles away from Llandegla, can't believe this is all happening on my doorstep-cool!
  • terryowenterryowen Posts: 139
    great that is good news for noth wales brill.
  • Dirtydog11Dirtydog11 Posts: 1,621
    3 cheers for the European Regional Development Fund.

    See, being a European member ain't all bad :lol: 8)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    definitely looking forward to see the developments in and around Blaenau (the Llechwedd DH tracks).
    I happen to be good friends with one of the people in charge, so I've known about this for quite some time, and just keep getting more and more excited :D
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Whaddya mean, Miles away from me? Move, I did,
    Essex to Anglesey, Bangor, now Caernarfon,

    Was WCU Asst Nat Coach/Regional Development officer, but...
    Was like banging my head against a brick wall to get MTB recognised.

    Was all Road, and with the then new Newport Velodrome, track.

    So...7 years later... About Bloody Time!!!

    Search for "Nth Degree Mtb" to see us.
  • tseniortsenior Posts: 664
    ahh the good old ERDF: i'm hoping to get some £ to repoint the front of my house!

    informal llangollen-llandegla-corwen link already exists 8) wonder if the trail will be along the same route?

    brilliant news EU funding = fab, it seems like all the rest of the wales budget gets diverted by the jokers in the assembly and spent within a 20 mile radius of cardiff :roll:
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Only 20 miles East, West and North...

    If it was 20 miles South, those buggerz in Brisstle wud get all the money, my luverly!!!
  • tseniortsenior Posts: 664
    and theyd spend it all on szoiderrrrr!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    tsenior wrote:
    brilliant news EU funding = fab, it seems like all the rest of the wales budget gets diverted by the jokers in the assembly and spent within a 20 mile radius of cardiff :roll:
    Tell me about it. I was meant to set up a video conference between our boss and the assembly in Caaaaaaardif once. I told them no way, we're properly out in the styx, and only have around 1.5Mb peak bandwidth, which is shared among 25 staff.
    the reply?

    "But we're only in Cardiff ourselves you know, and we can do video conferencing no problem."

  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Best Vid conf I had... me in Plas Menai, and,

    ALL the WCU Board in the Welsh Institute of Wales, KAIIIRRRRDDIFFFF...

    Got into a row with one of the board - censored LBS owner - who never organised an event, coached, tutored, taught, raced or had been on an Mtb in his life.

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Plas menai has some pretty substantial broadband though. You know where I work (I think) so you should know it really is in the middle of bloody nowhere!

    (we've got around 18Mb/s down now though, and about 2Mb/s uploads - which is neis iawn!)
  • tseniortsenior Posts: 664
    LOL dont get me started..... :roll:
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Come on down home boy, get STARTED!

    Tell us what you feelin, dude...
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    This is gonna be great, FANTASTIC!!

    Let rip, it's WCU open season...
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    tsenior didn't bite. Pity...

    Now, I gotta PM him every hour starting tomorrow, to tell him how great my new frame is, after it arrives.

    It'll drive him mad I tell ya, totally MAD!!!
  • tseniortsenior Posts: 664
    more of general north-south thing really.

    its the WAG politicos, quangos and aparatchicks my beef lies with, rather than our southern, ahem, brothers and sistrs, who MAINLY dont suscribe to the carrdiff-centric mindset where the capital IS wales and wales the capital.

    anyway looking forward to the bike developments for (and new pointing)

    Edit............and detailed descriptions of your new ride splotty!
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    I hear your pain, Brother!

    Why do you think they didn't renew my contract?
    Yep...coz I told it as it is, and they didn't like the Truth!

    We have 500,000 people in N.Wales during the Summer, and they think the place is deserted and void of intelligent Life up here.

    And...I'm FROM Cardiff!

    You right, Boy, you TOTALLY RIGHT.

    PS, My frame/bike will be awsome. The torture...begins.
  • tseniortsenior Posts: 664
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Surely Adi Walls and the NWMBA will be on your Team?

    Now, maybe, JUST MAYBE, you gonna get your dues... y'all been waiting so long.

    Went to see a quarry over there, with the aforesaid Mr Walls, as well as other poss venues for Mtb.

    When I approached the WCU..

    Well, Laugh...I'm sure their trousers are still drying.
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