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 Post subject: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:25 am 
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May as well get a thread going for updates on this as well.. there was some mutterings about it being tendered for last year and looks like Rowan Sorrell together with the Back on Track trail team have got something going

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Sorrell told us this morning that the Gethin Woods gravity park will be open by at least December 2013 and will include a visitor centre, a ton of downhill trails, singletrack and cross country trails, as well as an uplift service. Our vision is for a truly world class gravity bike park.


http://dirt.mpora.com/news/bike-park-wa ... entre.html

http://dirt.mpora.com/news/south-wales- ... epark.html


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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:49 am 
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Yeah heard about this last year. Not far from where my brother lives (Cardiff). Rowan Sorrell also designed the Gorlech trail at Brechfa, which I rode at Christmas and was pretty good, even in the pouring rain.


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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Planning permission granted

http://wideopenmag.co.uk/news/16259/pla ... park-wales
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bikepark ... 4540047704

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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:44 am 
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Work beginning this month

http://www.cognation.co.uk/trails/gethin-woods
http://laurenjenkinsjournalist.wordpres ... p-in-2013/

Trails open in September!

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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:34 pm 
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All these places being built up faster than they can do the one on our doorstep, namely hadleigh Olympic track... :-|:-|:-|

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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:13 pm 
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To be fair, this is forest commission land, as are most of the trail centres in Wales and they're now pretty good at developing the land for other uses apart from logging and walking. The Olympic track involves a council with little on no experience in this sort of thing, the Salvation Army and probably a load more red tape.


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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Well why we wait until 2014 for the local one... we can get loads of use outa the Welsh ones in the mean time :lol::lol::lol:

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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Hey Eccles - any maps or info on the tracks that they will be building other than what Ive found?


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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:34 pm 
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I will have to ask my brother, he rides around Cardiff all the time as he lives there (lucky git) and rides with the guys from http://www.muddybumbikes.com/ so they may know more.


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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:40 pm 
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http://www.pinkbike.com/u/WDCCUTS/blog/ ... -Park.html

Planning application: http://publicaccess.merthyr.gov.uk/onli ... X2HKQ2G000


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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Looks promising.....by the time its done i should be confident enough to ride the bloody things ...fingers crossed.

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 Post subject: Re: More uplift trails - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:41 am 
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Eccles wrote:
http://www.pinkbike.com/u/WDCCUTS/blog/A-New-Beginning-Gethin-Bike-Park.html

Planning application: http://publicaccess.merthyr.gov.uk/onli ... X2HKQ2G000


Cheers Eccles - that PinkBike update is great. Stuff like this looks like it has a lot of promise and good to see plant on site.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Nice

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

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Looking good my parents living in Swansea is a good base for all this as I also have Afan, Kilvey hill & Clyne (which includes moos trails and some freeridey stuff) and then can get to cwmcarn.
So soon I can add this to my list

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 Post subject: Re: Bike park Wales - Gethin Woods gravity park
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Kicking off building... whoop!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bikepark- ... ref=stream


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