The Marin trail is no more! (in name only).
13 November 2016 | By billy1979
The Marin trail is no more! Now retired to the annals of Welsh mountain bike history. Don’t worry, it still exists but under a new name and as a bonus it gets a new little version for when time is short, or you just want a quick blast.
The trail formerly known as the Marin, shall now be known as Gwydir Mawr with its smaller sibling, Gwydir Bach. Mawr is Welsh for big or large, bach means small. Gwydir is the name of the forest.
Thanks must go to Marin bikes who donated the cash to waymark the trail 14 years ago in 2002. They were given the opportunity to renew, but after some discussions the opportunity is now open to others. The trail name would’ve changed anyway and be Gwydir Mawr ‘sponsored by’, ‘powered by’, or ‘supported by’ (add sponsors name here!). As an organisation Natural Resources Wales is facing large budget cuts over the next 3 years and so seeking alternative revenue streams may be more important than ever.
For 2016 the old faithful trail has seen the successful construction of the well received new section Dwsin Drwg. It now has a new name, new trail map panels, some new section names, new trail logo’s and a new shorter pint size version for that evening ride or instant fix!