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place Cwmcarn Mountain Bike Trail Centre, Cross Keys, Newport, NP11 7FA
Y Mynydd Downhill at Cwmcarn isn't for the faint-hearted. Loads of berms, a few switch backs, doubles, a tunnel, rock steps, the bridge, hip jump, then there's the quarry gap if you've got the guts, and the bottom section which is just nuts, totally flat out. Designed by Phil Saxena of Full Contact Racing and built by local riders including Rowan Sorrell, means this is one of the best downhill venues in the UK.
The course is spilt into two runs at the top: the 2-light run and the 3-light run, which merge about a third of the way down the hill. The 2-light run is the easier of the two so that's the best place to start if its your first time. The 3-light run should be left to the more experienced rider as it’s a bit steeper in places. The whole course is rollable, as long as you're careful. There are some really big jumps at Cwmcarn, but you can easily go round them if you want to. However, if you do like to fly then you're in for a real treat. Please see Safety Information panels at trail head for full details on grading.
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Published: 8 April 2018
Wideopen Magazine have braved some epic weather to capture practice from Cwmcarn, South Wales for the first round of 2018 British National Downhill Series.
Published: 7 April 2018
Team Wideopenmag's young guns take a quick run down the British National Downhill Series track at Cwmcarn for the first race of 2018.
Published: 4 January 2018
16 Year Old South Wales Ripper Rhys Barter heads to his favorite and local track Y Mynydd Cwmcarn to grab some uplifts and slay the black graded downhill track.
Published: 26 October 2017
Trail building specialists Back on Track have been busy giving the bottom section of the Cwm Carn downhill track a revamp and it looks bloody awesome!
Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.
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