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Where: Afan Forest, South Wales – postcode for sat-navs is SA13 3HG
What: Red graded XC loop
How long: 14km, with 550m of climbing
The Sidewinder descent is several minutes of old-school skinny singletrack goodness that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
After some initial twists and turns, the climb up from the visitor centre turns into a fireroad drag that goes on and on. And on. And to make matters worse, there's lovely woodland on either side. Why can't we ride in there instead?!
After the natural-feeling Sidewinder section and Dead Sheep Gully traverse, it's easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. Then you hit Rocky Rebellion. The chainring grooves on the edges of the numerous rocky drops show just how many people have got things wrong down through here, and earn the trail its red grading. If you know what you're doing though, it's great fun.
Look out for a full Wrecking Crew feature on the Penhydd trail in an upcoming issue of Mountain Biking UK.