This is a great ride in all conditions, following the tracks and trails from TRUK HQ near Welshpool down to the Dyfnt forest passing through a massive slippery river crossing, stopping for petrol after about 50 miles. The choices for lunch are Lake Vyrnwy hotel for a good meal and break or the shop for a sandwich and coffee. The afternoon is made up of some good flowing fast trails, arriving back at base after another 50 miles.
This route takes in some great very technical trails: Heartbreak Ridge, Pandy Lane and the classic Baddy Alley plus loads more. We can ride 50 to 70 miles in the morning, depending on the fuel range of the bikes. Lunch can be a nice pub on the river Dee or a sandwich at the garage when getting fuel. In the afternoon we visit the Berwyn mountains with some fab water splashers on the awesome Wayfarer, before we hit the Rabbit Hole and Clay Pipe lanes. The total run is from 80 to 130 miles and suitable for a group of mixed ability riders.
This run heads down to the sea covering plenty of ground ending up in Barmouth for fish and chips on the sea front. We generally stop for fuel twice on the run as it is a very long day of about 150 miles. The best time of year to do the ride April to September, when the days are longer. The lanes are not that technical but would suit a fit group.
This ride covers the Taint – Glen Ceiog and Llangollen valleys. The whole ride is 145 miles but can be cut short quite easily. As it is a long day with hard trails, we guide the group down the easier way on the very hard trails, so the riders can save energy to complete the ride. We stop twice for petrol and snacks – no time for a pub lunch just what you fancy at the garage. On the ride we use everything worth using and the group need to be used to a long day with only a few stops.
The guide will ask the riders what type of day they are looking for:
As long as the whole group agree, that will be fine.
You will need a road-legal enduro bike.
Your bike should be in good condition with the baffles in the silencer. You should carry some basic tools and spare inner tubes, if using them.
Yes we do. All our pre-organised events are divided by bike type and into 3 rider experience grades: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Novice: You are new to off road riding and are not comfortable with mud, ruts, loose rock and singletrack trails. We will introduce you to trail riding starting on fire roads and easy tracks.
Intermediate: You have some off-road riding experience. You are comfortable with riding mud, ruts, loose rock and singletrack trails. We will take you riding on a variety of trails.
Advanced: You have been riding off road for years. You want to make the most of all your trail riding experience to enjoy the trails on offer here and you want a proper challenge. We will concentrate on more technical trails and challenging climbs and descents and keep to a higher overall pace.
Expert level trail days for highly experienced enduro riders are available by special booking only. All bespoke and one-to-one trail days are tailored to the customer.
If you ride an adventure bike (700cc+), please do not book onto an enduro/trail bike day. If you ride an enduro or trail bike (up to 800cc), please do not book onto an adventure bike day. Adventure bike days often take in more road miles and less technical terrain than the enduro / trail bike days.
The categories are not in place to judge your riding skill or bragging rights, they are experience grades, not skill grades as such. We have put them in place so that you get the most out of your time with us, and so that you get to ride in a group with a similar level of experience. If you’re still not sure which days are right for you, speak to us and we’ll figure it out.
We try to keep the group size to a maximum of 6 riders and 2 guides. We sometimes do “fun days” where we take this up to 12 people.