Mar
25

Penmachno MTB (39148)

Event Overview

Penmachno is one of the the more natural feeling mountain biking circuits in Great Britain.  It is a 30km red graded, predominantly singletrack loop with some technical features and is great fun to ride.  This day ride is only suitable for experienced mountain bikers on good mountain bikes. (Not suitable for beginners or hybrid bikes, sorry!)

The car park where we will be meeting is most easily found by searching for "Penmachno mountain biking" on Google maps, which accurately displays its location. (The post code is not very precise).

On the previous day some of our members will have taken part in the Portmeirion 6th Trai...

Penmachno is one of the the more natural feeling mountain biking circuits in Great Britain.  It is a 30km red graded, predominantly singletrack loop with some technical features and is great fun to ride.  This day ride is only suitable for experienced mountain bikers on good mountain bikes. (Not suitable for beginners or hybrid bikes, sorry!)

The car park where we will be meeting is most easily found by searching for "Penmachno mountain biking" on Google maps, which accurately displays its location. (The post code is not very precise).

On the previous day some of our members will have taken part in the Portmeirion 6th Trail Fell Run (a 6km cross country run), or maybe the Marin MTB Trail Ride and probably the North Wales social.

If you're interested in any of these other events please follow the links below for more details:

Saturday night social in Betws-y-Coed: 

http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/north-wales-social-2

If you're interested in taking part in the fell run click here for more details:   http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/6th-trail-fell-run-2018

If you're interested in taking part in the Marin MTB Trail ride click here for more details:   http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/mtb-gwydyr-mawr-marin

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What to bring

Apart from your bike remember the following:.

  1. Spare inner tube and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
  2. Food - bring lunch and small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
  3. Plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
  4. Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
  5. Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
  6. Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
  7. Bag you will need a small day-sack to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.

Food & Drink

We will be stopping for lunch en route. Please bring your own packed lunch as there are no shops or cafes. Bring plenty of water and snacks.

Meeting & Times

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Why not make a weekend of it?

Why not make a weekend of it?

This event is one of 4 taking part this weekend.

The 6th Trail Fell run in Poertmeirion on Saturday,

The Marin MTB Trail Ride on Saturday,

The Betws y Coed Social on Saturday evening and of course:

This event.

An excellent and varied weekend awaits.
Please follow the links in the event overview section at the top of this page to view the other activities.
 

Thinking of staying the night?

Betws-y-Coed (the hub for this weekend’s activities) and the surrounding area is full of accomodation to suit all budgets, from campsites and bunkhouses to expensive hotels. If you are thinking of staying the night and want some advice on where to stay, contact the event leader and he will be happy to guide you.


Event Reference No:
39148