Bike Park Wales has announced the start of its three-year development plans that should bring more trails and capacity for riders.
With 40 trails on the hill already, the park has announced its first green trail that will run from the uplift down to the centre. Bike Park Wales already has a green XC loop but this will be the first time novice riders can take the uplift and enjoy a mellow trail down to the bottom, plus it will probably be a great warm-up for more experienced riders. We've been told to expect a "flowing singletrack descent that gives a genuine mountain bike trail experience and is an easier version of our blue flow trails with lower speeds and less gradient."
In addition to this, a new visitor and bike hire centre will apparently increase the speed that riders can get signed on and up on the hill.
The full details can be found in the press release below.
Press Release: Bike Park Wales
BikePark Wales is set to build the one of the UK’s first uplifted green trails along with a new visitor welcome and bike hire centre, landscaping improvements and much more.
In the 6 years since we first opened our doors we have enjoyed sharing trails with riders from all over the world. We opened with 23 trails back in 2013 and we’ve worked hard to keep expanding our network of trails. We now have over 40 amazing trails to enjoy! Over the next 3 years we will continue to create more exciting trail developments, but in addition we plan to add some new dimensions to the park too.
In addition to more trails in the blue to black spectrum we will be adding a top to bottom green trail that can be accessed from the uplift, a new visitor welcome and bike hire centre to make signing in and getting on the hill faster than ever, and landscaping improvements that will double the size of our patio and make it a more enjoyable place than ever to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat post ride. All of this is planned for completion by Spring 2020 and then a second phase of development will follow in late 2020 that will bring more car parking, a shower and toilet block and further landscaping improvements. We are going to be very busy!
Speaking of the new Green trail, BikePark Wales co-founder Rowan Sorrell commented: “We are really excited to finally be adding a full-blown green trail from the top to the bottom of the hill to our trail network, it’s been crying out for it and will open up the hill to more riders of all ages. Riders can expect a flowing singletrack descent that gives a genuine mountain bike trail experience and is an easier version of our blue flow trails with lower speeds and less gradient. A smooth and undulating descent take riders through a mixture of open and wooded terrain with great views and features along the way.”