Mountain Biking Discovery Day
Posted on: 19/02/2019 at 10:19am
Event Date: Sunday 19th May 2019
Nant yr Arian: Visitor Centre Information | Mountain Bike Trail Information
A day dedicated to Mountain Biking as part of Aberystwyth Cycle Festival.
TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE
There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that we have been informed by NRW that construction of the planned new family/beginner Blue graded trail at Nant yr Arian is now underway. The addition of a more accessible route to the Trail centre will be a huge plus for visitors and the local mountain bike community, allowing families, young people and those new to the sport a gentler option that they can build their skills on.
“And the bad news” we here you say?
The construction work means several trail sections will be closed for our MTB Discovery day this Sunday. You’ll find details of the closures on the map below.
All aspects of the event are planned to go ahead with signposted diversions in place around the closed trail sections ‘Italian Job’ and ‘High as a Kite’.
New to the sport
Want to try Mountain Biking?
Thinking of getting your kids or other family members into the sport?
Want to learn about mountain biking including:
> Advice on how to get started in the sport.
> Advice on choosing the right equipment & bike.
> Where to ride locally, local clubs, coaching or fitness?
Already a keen mountain biker
We have plenty going on for you including:
> Learn about local clubs, MTB skills coaching and training.
> Meet, ride and socialise.
> Ride our (for one day only) pop-up trail routes.
The day features….
Pop up trails
For one day only, we add 2 new challenges, both route mash-ups that include MTB accessible local tracks with sections of Nant yr Arian’s way-marked trails. There will be a novice/family route and a route for more experienced riders. Ride them while you can.
‘Try an MTB for free’ sessions
Try a mountain bike for free around our short way marked route. You will need to bring a current valid recognised form of photo ID (Photo Drivers Licence or Passport) that will be retain while you have the bike. (Limited bike/size availability). A helmet can be supplied but you will need to wear suitable clothing and shoes/trainers. If you already own a suitable bike helmet you may prefer to bring your own.
Frog Kids Bike Demo
There will be a range of ‘built in Wales’ Frog kids bikes available to try including their fabulous new kids MTBs.
These will include:
Frog 43 / Frog 48 / Frog 55 / Frog MTB 62 / Frog MTB 69 / Frog MTB 72
PLEASE NOTE: Children will need to bring their own helmets to demo Frog bikes as we will have no loan helmets available on the day. Parents will also need to bring a current valid recognised form of photo ID (Photo Drivers Licence or Passport) that will be retain while the bike is on loan.
There will be staff on hand to tell you all about the bikes and assist with sizing.
Learn and Discover
Coaching and Training
MTB Coaching – We’ll have a representative from PedalMTB on hand to talk about MTB Skills Coaching and Training and let you know what it can do for your riding.
We’ll have Mountain Biking representatives from local cycling club Ystwyth CC on hand to talk about the club, their activities and how to get involved.
Bikes, Bikes, Bikes
Staff from Summit Cycles will also be on hand to offer help and advice on all things bike. We’ll have expert shop staff to offer advice on choosing a bike, clothing, equipment and accessories plus our workshop staff will be there to give you tips on bike care and maintenance.
We will update this page with more information about the event as it becomes available.
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