Thetford Forest to get a pump track

Thetford Forest will soon have a pump track. The work kicked off in spring 2014 and it is being built by world renowned trail builders Architrail

The trail communty here at thetford are Timber MTB and they are known to have spearheaded MTB trail development very early on in our sports history.

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New £350,000 Blade trail is launched in Glyncorrwg, Afan

The new 24km Blade mountain bike trail formaly opened on 11th April at Glyncorrwg in the Afan Valley in South Wales.

iBikeRide had been down a few weeks before and can report that this red graded trail is a welcome addition to the other trails on offer in Afan. The new Blade trail offers something different. Compared to the other trails at afan it feels more gnarly and tough and technically challenging. It gets the big thumbs up. 

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New Downhill Track The Pedalhounds Launches in Cwmcarn

The Pedalhounds is a new DH track that launced in Cwmcarn on the 16th April. It complements the existing downhill track the Y Mynydd and the two existing red XC trails (the Cafall and Twrch).

The Pedalhounds trail is 1.18km long is rooty, fast, littered with drops, rocks and jumps. It is graded Black as a Severe DH trail. For now it is push up only and the uplift is planned to start from May. Uplift Bookings will be through CWMDOWN who run the current uplift on the Y Mynydd DH track and have just been awarded the contract (for both DH tracks for the next 5 years).

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Aberfoyle Bike Park In The Trossachs - Please Help!

The Aberfoyle Bike Park project is set in the heart of the very beautiful Trossachs in Stirlingshire. The project aims to deliver a mountain bike park right in their village for all the community to enjoy and particularly to give opportunities to our youth.

This bike park at Aberfoyle will be an interlinked MTB facility with berms, skinnies, drop offs and jumps catering for all ages and all abilities. It's in area where there are limited facilities for young people so this is not just a massive grin inducing opportunity for the mtb fiend but for a great cause too.

Our friends at Bike Trossachs are behind this and they have costed the project at @56k and are using crowdfunding to raise it (it's all the rage for trails these days). They are dead close having raised a whopping 47k. But they need our help to go the final mile. To find out more and donate even a few quid which will massively all help and add up please go here.

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Aberfoyle Bike Park - Construction Begins

Aberfoyle Bike Park is an exciting new project in the Trossachs in Stirlingshire. The construction has just kicked off in April 2014. This is a £60,000 investment targeted at local children and visitors. The launch date is looking like June 2014. Get ready for berms, table tops, jumps, rocks, step-ups and drop-offs in a progressive bike park catering for all ages and abilities.  

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