Afan four-cross track dig weekend

World-class course in South Wales

A world-class four-cross track is set to open in Afan Forest Park, South Wales next month – and you could ride the new track and dirt jumps as part of a dig weekend on 8-9 May.

That's when the final touches will be made to the 4X track, which has been built by UCI World Cup course builder Phil Saxena – the man behind some of the best mountain bike courses in the world, including the cross-country course at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the Cwmcarn downhill.

The new track is 500 metres long, has 11 corners, one corkscrew, a massive rock garden and a pro section with a pair of huge jumps (8-10m gaps), and should take about a minute to get down. Afan’s lateest addition has been built adjacent to the Bryn Bettws Lodge Mountain Bike Centre and the Wall trail – perfect for a day of sessioning or a mid-ride play for trail riders.

Paul Massey, from Afan MTB centre, said: “Bring along your own rake or borrow your dad's and help put the finishing touches to this world-class track. You dig in the mornings of each day and ride all afternoon. There'll be a free uplift for your bike, and camping is free for the weekend.”

Food and drink will be available throughout the weekend too. For more information and directions, head to the Afan MTB website.

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