XC Ride Away – Brechfa 12th Dec

After much discussion over a nice cold drink, we’ve decided we’ll travel to Brechfa to try our riding skills out on another of Welsh riding centres.

It will mean another of Pete’s early Sunday 7am departure’s, as it is another 2.5hr drive.

The Drop Off Cafe Double Decker Diner says it’s on site at weekends, however we should take food and drink for the day just in case it’s not.

As always you will need a good quality, well maintained bike with plenty of brake pad material, a helmet and suitable clothing and spares i.e. - spare tubes, power links etc. There
is no bike shop on site.

We will car pool as much as possible to keep costs down, can anyone who can drive and take bikes and passengers please let us know.

We plan on riding the following Red Graded Trail –

Trail name: Gorlech
Time:1.5 – 3hrs

Red Trail Grade (Difficult)


Named after the river Gorlech, what this trail delivers in views and scenery it certainly backs up with terrain and excitement.
Taking design and construction to new levels, the trail is a hard, fast, all weather surface which becomes more and more exciting as your skill level and speed progresses.
Soon you’ll be railing the perfectly sculpted berms and huge switchbacks, jumping the step up jumps and tabletops and grinning all the way to the bottom of the exhilarating final descent.

Calling a trail as a roller coaster ride is a knackered old cliché, but there’s no other way to describe the unique Gorlech ride. Every climb drops you into a madder, faster descent on the far side. The stone clad berms, kickers, tables and stump jumps just keep getting bigger and bigger every time in a mad mountain bike crescendo right up to the end. A truly unique skill and grin building experience!"

More info to follow as the time gets closer, any questions please ask.... oh and here's a short video to get you in the mood...

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  1. Chas Thursfield (Post author)

    Maybe just a rumour, but I’ve heard thru the grapevine that Brechfa may be closing for a few days due to the icy conditions – probably this weekend. PLEASE check before you go.

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