Great news – North Wales just added a new upliftable mountain bike venue to the mix.
Nant Gwrtheyrn, which hosted the British Downhill Series back in 2011, will run uplifts on their two steep, technical Black downhill trails. The uplifts will be run by the team behind Antur Stiniog – who already do a cracking job over at their own venue in Blenau Festiniog.
The team will run two 17 seater mini-buses, serving both of the DH trails. There’s also a great cafe, on-site accommodation and a beach. Yep, the trails literally finish on the top of a cliff with views over the North Wales coast. As venues go it’s pretty unique!
“it’s a bit of a mix. The top of it is real tech and gnarly, it’s really hard to piece together and get it smooth. And the bottom … it’s just like Glentress danger zone. Just sprint your heart out and do some wheelies!” Ben Cathro on Nant G.
What are the trails like? We raced the national track back in 2011 and it was a tough weekend of racing. It snowed, our easy up blew away in gale force winds and it rained all weekend. It was gnarly!
Ben Cathro described the track as “a bit of a mix. The top of it is real tech and gnarly, it’s really hard to piece together and get it smooth. And the bottom … it’s just like Glentress danger zone. Just spring your heart out and do some wheelies!”
The second track is said to be a bit easier and loads of fun. We’re looking forward to giving it a shot.
The first uplift day will be 19th and 20th November, with details appearing soon on the venue’s Facebook page.