Foel Gasnach Downhill Mountain Bike Base

Foel Gasnach Downhill Mountain Bike Base

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  • Black (Severe)
  • Orange (Extreme)
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Foel Gasnach, Ruthin, LL15 2DL
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Foel Gasnach is a specialist downhill mountain bike base in the Clocaenog Forest just outside of Ruthin, Denbighshire. It is a members only track run by the Foel DH Riders.

The track is set up with progressive development in mind and so caters for all abilities with a number of differing ability tracks. The downhill base at Foel Gasnach is remowned for being hard to find. The tracks are named in the order they were built in rather than the order you find them. The order you come across them is Track 2, then Track 4, then Track 1 and finally Track 3. Simple Sherlock.

Membership

  • The Foel DH riders organise events and manage maintenance of the track. The club costs  £10 per year. You must have membership to ride the track so get in contact with them on their website.

Track 1

  • Track 1 was the first track to be built. We don't have actual grading but this is known as the hardest. It has a rooty terrain and is very steep (you need to commit).

Track 2

  • Track 2 is the entry level track.

Track 3

  • Track 3 is no walk in the park.

Track 4

  • Track 4 is again steep and is twisty with small drops and a fun gap jump over a stream.

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rock garden on track 3
track building!!
track 2
bottom of track 3
old drop on track 1

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Grin Factor
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Trail Variety
Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
Trail Quality
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Facilities
From cafe post ride grub to bike wash. Did it meet your expectations?
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5.0
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5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
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5.0

Awesome uplift, people and tracks!

Defo recommend Foel for any rider wanting to test their skills out, its a firm favourite on my rounds.

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4.3
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0

Hidden Gem

Great work Steve

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Good Points
Excellent tracks and a great feel to the place. Improves every time you go there. Short fast uplift so you can get loads of runs in a day.
Bad Points
Forestry seem to be making it difficult for Steve to get new tracks built.
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4.4
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4.0
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5.0
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4.5
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5.0
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3.0

Foel Gasnach

Excellent tracks, tracks always well maintained and kept to a high level. Excellent value for money on memberships would recommend riding here to anyone.

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Good Points
Excellent tracks, good for skills practice, tracks are always being checked and maintained, excellent value for money on membership.
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Foel. What a place!

Has improved so much recently and has more to come in the future!

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Good Points
Great place to ride and always have friendly locals riding there. Also pay the membership and can get the occasional uplift sorted too
Bad Points
No toilets.... yet.
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FDHR

Always enjoy riding there would recommend the tracks to all riders as it offers different levels and requires a variety of skills. Tracks are very well maintained. Also work on the tracks being done.

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Good Points
Lots of variety to test your riding skills, tracks kept well maintained with many features. Membership very reasonable £20 a year, really enjoy riding there and have been doing so for 13 years and always enjoy the tracks and what they have to offer.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0

Brill place

Brill place

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4.8
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Facilities 
 
3.0

cai williams

foel is a great place to go riding. it can challenge all riders it's definitely for the more adventurous riders. would be good to see more people there

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Good Points
will test riders at all levels.
Bad Points
could do with more facilities
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4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
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5.0
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4.5
Facilities 
 
3.5

Hidden Welsh Gem

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Good Points
Gnarly steep tracks with roots galore.
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4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.5

Tracks

Brilliant venue!

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Good Points
The variety of the trails is brilliant. The skill levels vary making it suitable for all. The new variants to track 2 once run in is going to be epic, can really see the potential with this one. Top effort lads.
Bad Points
Only one which can't really be held as a bad point just yet. Needs some form of catering/welfare facilities but needs more revenue and interest to facilitate and afford this. Really needs more publicity of just how good this revenue can be.
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
2.0

Hidden Gem

Cracking place - we’ll worth a trip.

User Review

Good Points
Awesome trails - techie, steep in places.
Can do your own uplift or book on.
Surprisingly OK to ride back up on a trail bike.
Bad Points
Make sure you take your own water and food as it’s pretty remote.
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