Ride Guide TV samples Coed-y-Brenin trails

By Matthew Cole | Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9.10am

Ride Guide TV, an American television and internet series that reports from the best mountain biking areas across the globe, recently visited the Coed-y-Brenin trail centre in North Wales where they sampled the new Falseteeth section.

Presenters and pro mountain bikers Jay Hoots and Darcy Turenne were on a 10-day trip to ride Wales’s finest off-road trails, including the 800m Falseteeth section on the 18km MBR trail.

Described by Andy Braund, Forestry Commission Wales’s mountain bike ranger, as a “truly progressive trail, where the features start off small but gradually get more challenging as you ride along”, the highlight of Falseteeth is dropping into a bombhole dubbed The Cavity, the biggest technical trail feature in the forest.

Braund says the new trail got the seal of approval from the stars. “Jay Hoots and Darcy Turenne were blown away by the quality of build and the use of Coed-y-Brenin's natural resource – rock!" he said. "It was great to see such skilled pro riders making the most of the singletrack and really enjoying it. The show should be out later on this year.”

The opening of this new section of trail coincides with the announcement that South Wales mountain biking is to get a £5 million boost. Braund says an announcement on future developments for mountain biking in North Wales is imminent ... Watch this space.

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