Four new tracks planned for Antur Stiniog
18 February 2019 | By billy1979
Building on from our success as one of the ‘must visit’ bike parks in Europe, the team at Antur Stiniog Bike Park will be expanding in 2019 with a further 3 new trails, and the transformation of one of the existing trails into a new ‘jump line’.
An additional 4.5km of new trail will be added to the existing 7 trails here during early 2019 and they will all be ready to ride for the Summer.
Recent development has been supported by the Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme (TAIS) from Visit Wales. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
The 3 new trails will cover all styles and riding ability, with a new ‘less steep Green flow trail’ aimed at the novice rider and family groups, but with more than enough features to keep the experienced rider on their toes!
Deputy Minister, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “This scheme is an excellent way for us to assist the tourism sector to make the improvements to local facilities and amenities, and I’ve seen the improvements made in many areas with the help of this funding over the past year. Facilities such as footpaths, toilets, signage, car parking are often only noticed when the provision is lacking or not up to scratch – which shows that they are an important part of the experience that people have of Wales.
This is also an investment by the public sector in amenities for those who live in the area and will benefit locals and visitors alike. Projects like this one at Antur Stiniog Bike Park also make it easier for local residents and visitors to become more active in Wales’ natural environment.”
A new 1.2Km Red trail that will be largely unsurfaced to add variety to the trail network at Antur Stiniog will run down the double black ‘east side’ of site and will be constructed to appeal to the trail and enduro bike market.
A new Black trail that will link the top of the current Black Powder trail to our newest addition Bendy G. This trail will again be unsurfaced and will provide more variation to the trail network with an ‘all natural’ black trail top to bottom.
The final development will be to update, and restructure one of our existing trails into a ‘new jump line’ that will include medium sized jumps and drops, along with flowing berms top to bottom and is sure to excite all levels of rider.
Antur Stiniog DH & Freeride Centre based in Blaenau Ffestiniog is primarily a downhill and freeride centre and will provide a fantastic opportunity for bikers in North Wales.