MBUK visits the Black Mountains in Wales to ride downhill

The MBUK Wrecking Crew hits up the Black Mountains Cycle Centre to ride big jumps and perfected berms

MBUK's seasoned trail testers headed to the Black Mountains Cycle Centre in Wales to test out the bikepark inspired trails on offer. Big jumps, killer transfers and massive berms were the order of the day. Check out the video for a teaser of how we got on – no landings were harmed in the making of this video, although a lot of cases did happen!

The wrecking crew team check out the tracks

Check out issue 319 of MBUK - on sale the 24th July - for the lowdown on some of the biggest jumps and raddest tracks in the UK.

Alex has been riding bikes since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He first raced back in 2003, winning the Juvenile category on a sketchy hard tail Planet X bike. Alex lived in the Alps for seven years so isn't shy of a climb or two and loves getting out in his bike in all weather. His favorite thing to ride is steep loamy tracks with loads of opportunities to slam the bike into turns and really give it some frame bending welly! He's broken his fair share of frames, so any bike between his knees is going to get a right seeing to.
  • Discipline: DH, Enduro, XC, BMX, Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Epic descents covered in the world's finest loam and hero dirt
  • Current Bikes: Nukeproof Mega 275 / Giant Anthem Advanced 275 1 / LeMond Reno / Deluxe Pro 2 BMX
  • Dream Bike: Giant ATX 1 DH (1999 model)
  • Beer of Choice: Teetotal
  • Location: Bristol, UK
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