Hi All,

Following the successful weekend this year we are now planning a second trip on 11th-12th March next year. This is to Afan Forest Park in South Wales, which is home to over 130km of some of the best mountain bike trails in the UK. It’s located a few minutes from the M4 near Swansea.

This will again be a great opportunity to have a social weekend with other PPV members while also improving your skills and fitness in a fantastic centre and having fun. See here for more details of the forest park.

We will again be staying at Bryn Bettws Lodge which is located in the park right on one of the trails and next to a bike park skills area. This has accommodation in ensuite  Bunk rooms and serves breakfast and  evening meals. The cost is £30 per person/night bed and breakfast or £44.50 full board, which includes a 2 course evening meal and packed lunch. A bar is also available for parents. See here for more details.

The plan is to travel up Friday night or early Saturday morning and do one of the longer trails on the Saturday. This will be in a few ability based groups. We will then stay Saturday night and do a shorter trail on the Sunday.

The riding there is more technically and physically demanding than local MTB trails but if you can ride confidently round the red trail at Swinley Forest it won’t be a much greater challenge, though be prepared for bigger hills. There are also optional black routes on the trails for the more experienced.

This will be a parent/guardian accompanied weekend though older children can ride with a nominated adult.

If you would like to provisionally book a place use the form here. If anyone has any questions please let me know.

Richard Gostick