XC Ride Away – April – Cwmcarn

Tomorrow's ride will be a cracker, great weather and great singletrack... yum

Here's all the details you'll need (thanks to Mark Amor) :

We’ll be looking to do 2 loops on Sunday with time for us all to enjoy the free ride section once we reach the top. There is a café for food and drinks, but riders will need to bring enough while riding.
The ride is open to members & non members, we’ll be meeting in the Frome car park near the Cheese & Grain on Sunday around 8.30am to leave for 8.45am.

Twrch Trail - Cwmcarn

  • Overall grade red/difficult
  • Distance 15.5km
  • Time 1.5 - 2.5 hours
  • Climb 300m

Here's the blurb about the trail from the website:

This is a superb trail of the very highest quality that is not for the faint hearted. Virtually the entire route is on purpose built singletrack through a mixture of broadleaf and conifer woodlands and open ridge tops.
The riding varies from open and flowing hard pack to tight technical and rooty and is rideable in all weather. In places the trail hugs the sides of some very steep wooded side slopes, demanding concentration, whilst in others it sweeps along open ground giving you the chance to take in dramatic views of the Bristol Channel and the surrounding hills

Bike Trail Grade

Suitable for Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road

riding skills. Suitable for better quality off-road mountain bikes.

Trail & surface types

Steeper and tougher, mostly singletrack with technical sections. Expect very variable surface types.

Gradients & technical trail features (TTFs)

A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature will be present. Expect boardwalks, berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, cambers, water crossings.

Suggested fitness level

Higher level of fitness and stamina.

Check out the club forum to arrange transport etc...

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