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Video: Snowdonia, Wales Mountain Bike Guide
May 28, 2013 at 5:00
May 28, 2013
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EpicTV's Dan Milner pitches the challenge of England and Wales' highest mountain against the flow of the Trail Centres, all with a little help from Tom Jones.
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(May 28, 2013 at 13:38)
Thumbs up for Wales, awesome place to ride a bike.
(May 28, 2013 at 13:43)
3 day visit this June
(May 31, 2013 at 6:44)
can you take bikes on the train up ? (im a lazy f*cker)
(May 28, 2013 at 14:02)
its a hard life living here
one thing he didn't mention is you can only ride on snowdon at certain times of the day in the summer months
its well worth the push up (takes 2 to 2 and a half hours) i find the mtn goes a lot quieter after 6pm so you don't need to slow down every five min for walkers.
(May 28, 2013 at 16:23)
it does, very briefly about 1:05 in
(May 28, 2013 at 16:44)
bivvy it at the top then descend in the morning! thats my plan for the summer
(May 28, 2013 at 16:51)
I rode down it in less that 1hour 32 mins and it took me 3hours and 30(something) mins . I went down the rangers path and I was on a 4x bike . Craziest thing ive ever done , would definatly do it again !
(May 28, 2013 at 17:07)
@LeeroyJenkins sorry my bad. @prenderville. I meant the push up normally takes 2ish hours, not the descent.
(May 29, 2013 at 2:46)
Yeah I went in April and there was snow taller than me at the top (I'm 6ft 4 btw) and there was ice everywhere . The rangers path had a dead sheep on it that I narrowly avoided haha . Wales Is mental !
(May 28, 2013 at 15:40)
you guys realise that Tom Jones wont be there when you go, right.
(May 28, 2013 at 23:29)
or a Monty Python Foot...
(May 28, 2013 at 17:34)
Went there a couple of years ago when we were visiting, just on a larth stopped to walk the dog and pretty much walked just shy of the summit in runners. Found a 20 ilb note in the ditch and laughed at the 12 year old kids smoking role your own cigarettes in front of their teachers. All I could think of was how fun it would be on a bike. I would highly recommend Wales if your going to visit and your bringing a bike. Your gonna need it to burn the calories off, from the multitude of meat pies you can eat. Bring rain gear and gum boots. Also get ready to try and understand people from Wales speaking welsch. Very cool place reminded me of the Yukon above treeline.
(May 28, 2013 at 14:04)
fideo gwych .... gwneud yn dda !!
(May 29, 2013 at 6:10)
Best thing about N'Wales is that you can do everything in a pretty small area.
Best place in England it is
(May 29, 2013 at 13:36)
It's not in England. It's in Wales.
(May 29, 2013 at 15:29)
think he was joking mate....
(May 28, 2013 at 17:25)
Cracking vid, that was my first proper mtb ride. U brakes, 1.75 tyres and no suspension!
(May 29, 2013 at 1:47)
I though there was a mini train going most of the way up Snowdon? Do they not let you on with a bike? Or do they not start running early enough in the morning to avoid the walkers?
(May 29, 2013 at 2:02)
.....there is a railway all the way to the summit -- £20per person, also only starts at 9am..... and no 'bulky luggage' allowed.
They mention group bookings being available but serioulsy doubt they will want to accommodate DH riders.
One bloke did drive his 4x4 right to the top last year --- he left it there and eventually was tracked down and prosecuted, so maybe not the best idea to use your own vehicle......
Maybe a group of riders, take a quad up the tracks to the top .......... or get up early enough to walk to the top and set off back down before all the walkers start arriving
(May 29, 2013 at 10:56)
Penmachno is the worst trail centre I have ever ridden. I don't ride there often. Its a waste of time going there if you want a cracking mtb ride....
Why is my nose growing?
(May 29, 2013 at 1:23)
The most superb biking experience ive ever had was riding Snowdon last month (and hardest) but definitely planning to do it again!
(May 28, 2013 at 16:49)
Wow , not one American comment ...
(May 28, 2013 at 22:58)
weve got too much good riding over here to think about going all the way to wherever wales is
(May 29, 2013 at 3:36)
Yeah , you guys have it made . Bordering on to Canada (btw Wales borders on to England ) and you have some sick trails in socal too !
(May 28, 2013 at 15:19)
Was quit literally just planning a week of riding, climbing, hiking, and photography in snowdonia with a friend... then this pops up!
(May 28, 2013 at 13:39)
I was thinking about riding snowdon this summer.......now I defiantly am!
(May 29, 2013 at 6:06)
If you stay at the Swallow Falls, do not eat the food!
(May 28, 2013 at 16:24)
Great vid Dan. Come to Cumbria if you want rain, rocks and hills
(May 29, 2013 at 8:56)
Please hire me to be your trail buddy. you cover travel and pay me $40,000 a year and I'm yours.
(May 29, 2013 at 14:24)
Penmachno is great, i rode it in the wind and rain, loved it. Love to climb Snowdon
(May 30, 2013 at 17:07)
I love these videos keep em comin
(May 28, 2013 at 16:47)
After reading 'By Dan Milner' I nearly didnt watch it (thanks to his crap interview with Matt Hunter which was bloody terrible) but I'm glad I did now! Great riding in Wales and this video showcases it nicely, well done!
(May 29, 2013 at 6:08)
If you were actually British you'd appreciate his humour more.
Just like the Canadians/US folk prefer a Tippie interview.
(btw it wasn't me who -'d you
(May 29, 2013 at 12:42)
T1mb0, I am British hahaha, perhaps I am just a dull bastard!
(May 29, 2013 at 18:13)
Your probably worrying about the government too much
(May 28, 2013 at 14:07)
Now I wish I could drive . I'd bloody love to ride snowdon
(May 28, 2013 at 15:58)
Hmmm makes me want to go ride snowdon now.
(May 28, 2013 at 14:04)
Very good introduction to Cymru!
(May 29, 2013 at 11:57)
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