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Three Challenging and Breathtaking Mountain Bike Venues 3

Posted on September 06, 2013 by Paul Clough
Coed Y Brenin is a breathtaking and challenging mountain bike venue.

Coed Y Brenin is a breathtaking and challenging mountain bike venue.

Nothing beats the feeling of freedom that you get from riding at full speed through a challenging mountain bike trail. Even the aching limbs, the bruises and scrapes you might incur as a result of falling after taking a track a bit too heavy make it all worthwhile. But when it comes to getting on your bike and going, the choice of trails available in the UK is vast and exciting – these are the Bikefusion top 3 which are just begging to be explored and enjoyed.

Coed y Brenin – North Wales
When it comes to perfect trails, stunning scenery and a spectacular, purpose-built state of the art eco visitor centre there’s only one place that can offer it all at its best – Coed y Brenin. Set in the beautiful Snowdonia Nation Park with fantastic view of the mountain and Cadair Idris, Coed y Brenin is not just a visual treat, so don’t let its gorgeous views fool you. Under the canopy of trees is a warren of all-weather singletrack that’ll test even the most experienced rider to their limits. The first forest developed for Mountain Biking, Coed y Brenin knows exactly what to throw at you, and with its network of downhill trails including the incredible False Teeth technical challenge you won’t be short of adrenaline rushes. It’s no surprise why Coed y Brenin is regarded as one of the best UK MTB Trail locations, if not one of the world’s best too. Read the rest of this entry →

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