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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Looks like they are cracking on

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Getting excited about this... its all happened pretty quick. Open in 2 months. £30 is a lot considering a PDS pass is under a tenner however but i guess thats the going rate for uplifts here.

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/artic ... =BRMTBNEWS


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Building work at the much-anticipated BikePark Wales is nearing the finish line, with just weeks to go before the first lucky riders get to throw their steeds down its stunning new trails.

Directors have revealed that the groundbreaking centre – the UK’s first large-scale commercial bike park – will open to the public at 10am on Saturday 10 August, a full month ahead of the September date mooted previously.

They also revealed they will host the Welsh Downhill Championship in October this year, and said discussions were in progress to bring a round of the iXS series to BikePark Wales in 2014.

"Hopefully we can prove ourselves and the venue by hosting some national contests. We’d like to think that by 2018 we’ll be in a good position to host a world cup," said trail builder and BikePark Wales director Rowan Sorrell.

He hopes to give his new lines a hammering, and some names, in the next fortnight. He confirmed the trails – initially two each of blue, red and black runs – will have the distinctive Sorrell hallmark combining fun, speed and flow, but said he had worked hard to ensure they cater for a broad range of riding tastes and styles.

Speaking at a visit to the site at Gethin Woodland Park, on the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil, on Monday, Sorrell said: "Eighty percent of the trails are cut, but there’s still a lot to do before we can ride them. In the next two weeks we’ll do some test runs and see what areas still need to be tweaked.

"We do have flowy trails with berms, but I was really conscious that I didn’t want everything to feel the same, so I’ve tried to mix it up in the design. Hopefully, as the park develops and we build more trails, there will be room for some more experimental stuff. I definitely want to bring in some tight, twisty and technical riding.

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Entry to BikePark Wales – already being dubbed the Welsh Whistler – will cost £5, with a full day of uplifts on offer for £30, which will include the entrance fee. There is also talk of a very attractively priced season ticket.

Adapted military vehicles will ferry mountain bikers to the top of the park, which boasts breathtaking views over Merthyr Tydfil and beyond to the Brecon Beacons, with uplifts taking around 10 minutes.

A total of 14 trails are planned over the next five years, with 40 percent graded blue and 30 percent red. Battle-hardened downhillers are also catered for, with 20 percent of the planned trails graded black. Quick riders should be able to nail a blue run in about eight minutes, and the steeper blacks in two-and-a-half.
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"We wanted to get the ratio right between riding and uplift time," explained Sorrell. "Sometimes, with uplifts, you can come away feeling like you’ve spent the day on a bus. We’ve invested a lot of time and money building a new road with a more direct route to the top of the park. It means quick riders could get in as many as four runs an hour. And there’ll be four uplift vehicles running constantly, to minimise waiting around at the bottom."

The pedal-up option is a 5km climb that should take able bikers 30 minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Sounds like an excellent facility

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:04 pm 
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You can see some of the tracks being cut in here

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Sounds a pretty normal price swear they all just talk to eachover......lol

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Websites up - trails open in 6 weeks - look to be an excellent range of trails for opening day the 24th August 2013.

http://www.bikeparkwales.com/trails

Might try and get down there on Sept 14th 15th if anyones interested


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:43 pm 
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I'm up for it

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Yep, me!!
I'll book on and hope i'm better by then


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Yeh, well up for it Jon, I might try and get down before and do a long weekend as well...


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:10 am 
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Nice one... good to have a trip to aim for Jim, it looks peachy

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:17 am 
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That second picture looks Epic!

Its got disaster written all over it for me LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Ill start a thread up. I can do the 7th of September.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:41 am 
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Nice

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We are excited to announce that our newest trail “50 shades of black” will open this Friday 27th February. “50 shades” is our longest and gnarliest black trail to date with a classic Welsh mix of rock, roots and mud.

The trail is named 50 shades of black due to the varying surfaces, topography, trail style and vegetation all within this single trail. 50 shades uses an as yet unused part of the hill on the south side of the mountain here at BikePark Wales and descends the full 280 metre vertical drop over its 1.8 kilometre length.


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