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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:47 am 
East Midlands AEC
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I'm off next weekend to Wales Saturday afternoon. We will only have 1 day (Sunday) to ride and we're going from Derby. What would be the best place to go that wouldn't mean driving too far?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:46 am 
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Are you staying in North, South or Middle Wales? Loads of good routes and trail centres in the North bit, recently rode Penmachno which was fun and had a bit of a wilderness feel to it and wasn't too busy (but no trail centre cafe/ facilities ). Check out
http://www.mbwales.com/


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Coed y brenin gets my vote for a days excellent riding.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:08 pm 
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cjax wrote:
Coed y brenin gets my vote for a days excellent riding.


X2 Awesome riding here...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:36 pm 
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The only place I go to for a day trip to Wales from Nottingham is Llandegla..

http://www.coedllandegla.com/

Its a couple of hours drive each way but the trail is fairly long. Good enough for an afternoons ride.

Coed y brenin will take you around 3 hours each way.. I'm going n November but intend to stay in a B&B and ride all weekend. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:35 pm 
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Yep, Coed-Y-Brenin gets my thumbs up. Rode there 3 times now, good mix of trails with a nice new visitors centre (check if it's open being out of season). Karrimor trail rocks, bent a GT I-Drive last time i rode that one. Well worth the driving time. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:22 pm 
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Never liked brenin myself, its all rock. If you like rocks great. Penmachno gets my vote its a very nice trail and a good length now loop 2 is tacked on.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:48 pm 
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some good ideas - thanks - looking to drive less than 3 hours if possible - 2 hours sounds better.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:28 am 
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Rode the trail at Betws-y-coed (spelling?) a few months back and was much impressed. I also ride Llandegla which is fun but the trail at Betsy was a lot more natural and the final decent is a cracker.


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