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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:33 am 
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Exciting times, but for the trails to double in size, so will all the facilities need to be. Still only 1 toilet and no showers. Car park fills up already and the wait for the busses well...

I love the place though.

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I agree the infrastructure these is starting to feel the strain!

Also why don't the buses run 08:00-18:00 ?

That would mean it was much less strain, all the locals could start and finish sooner and the out of towners could start later.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:43 am 
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nwmlarge wrote:


I agree the infrastructure these is starting to feel the strain!

Also why don't the buses run 08:00-18:00 ?

That would mean it was much less strain, all the locals could start and finish sooner and the out of towners could start later.


The buses do run later in the lighter summer months (never know when that is in Wales though :lol: :lol: )

They have 8 buses now as well.

But also that main building will be way too small to cater for the amount of trail riders they are wanting to open for. Also see somewhere that a Park and Ride service operates on race days to cater for the influx of traffic, how safe your car will be in Merthyr Tydfil is another thing :? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 3:38 pm 
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Fuck parking in MT.

If you have a break down during the day then you have to pay shop prices.

I had a snapped gear cable on one visit as well as a puncture.

Another visit saw a snapped brake lever, lost chainring bolts. Def don't want to be paying out for too many shop fixes.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 3:57 pm 
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nwmlarge wrote:
Fuck parking in MT.

If you have a break down during the day then you have to pay shop prices.

I had a snapped gear cable on one visit as well as a puncture.

Another visit saw a snapped brake lever, lost chainring bolts. Def don't want to be paying out for too many shop fixes.



LOL I had a twisted bead on a rear tyre so paid their shop prices for fitting new one + fluid :crazy: :crazy: wanted to carry on days riding so paid up.

The place is great and I like it their, can have fun all day, eat the food then drive home satisfied I have quenched my MTB riding bug. Oh and the beer they sell is also good too, just need to stock more of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:48 am 
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I love the trails and the uplift is sound.

The parking and the running hours are my bug bears.

I think the addition of Publi Bike maintenance stands are a good plan too.

http://www.cyclehoop.com/product/public ... air-stand/

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:09 am 
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Increased parking is covered as part of this doc on page 5 - adding 56 new spaces

http://plandocs.merthyr.gov.uk:81/North ... 048286.pdf

on a busy day they are deffo at the max in the cafe and toilets . I guess its a good issue for them to have but long term they will need to think about it. :)

Id like to see them put in a couple of really good xc loops - like Afan has. It would make it more of a 2 day destination.

I started this thread in Feb, 2012 when it was just an idea... and its amazing to see where it is 4 years on.


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 12:31 pm 
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Definitely. A couple of Xc loops would just top it off

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:58 am 
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Jon wrote:
Increased parking is covered as part of this doc on page 5 - adding 56 new spaces

http://plandocs.merthyr.gov.uk:81/North ... 048286.pdf



Cant access this doc and just get a 404 error :thumbdown: :thumbdown: Is it for Welsh eyes only :crazy: :crazy:

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 7:42 pm 
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chatman wrote:
Jon wrote:
Increased parking is covered as part of this doc on page 5 - adding 56 new spaces

http://plandocs.merthyr.gov.uk:81/North ... 048286.pdf



Cant access this doc and just get a 404 error :thumbdown: :thumbdown: Is it for Welsh eyes only :crazy: :crazy:



its weird - when it gives you the 404 hit refresh and it will appear.

if not try

P/15/0385

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http://plandocs.merthyr.gov.uk:81/NORTH ... sults.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 11:32 am 
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I get 404 & Unable to complete the requested operation from link.

Jamie
I did simple search pasted postcode up popped Planning Applications (7)
Postcode CF48 1YZ.


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Caravan site be good package deal one night stay & Uplift.
XC loop will that get used! once at Chicksand don't get used much, If you want XC go one other place in Wales or go local.

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Jon Said - I started this thread in Feb, 2012 when it was just an idea... and its amazing to see where it is 4 years on.
Do hope Hadleigh see what BPW is doing and adds more to site no to go on about it but how much money did Hadleigh to BPW ?

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A total of £6.8m - mostly from the council, but with £2m from external investment


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:33 pm 
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Laser wrote:
Do hope Hadleigh see what BPW is doing and adds more to site no to go on about it but how much money did Hadleigh to BPW ?

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A total of £6.8m - mostly from the council, but with £2m from external investment


Hadleigh see this and do what :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Different environment their in Essex. More a XC track as opposed to trail centre.

BPW will probably still build all this and get it up and working in the time it took Hadleigh to discuss their carparking :roll: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 3:48 pm 
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It would be good if Hadleigh pulled there finger out and done something like bpw and had some dh loops aswell as the xc stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:27 pm 
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Hadleigh see this
not this thread what BPW are doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:58 am 
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Why the uplift start half way up the hill could do this that being moved down.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:33 am 
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Why the uplift start half way up the hill could do this that being moved down.


It is annoying but they need a decent amount of swing round I guess.

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