Review by: Downisthenewup on 12 September 2016
Just keeps getting better and setting the standard
This is a cracking centre with choice for everyone. They keep improving it and trying new things. I never get bored. seem to have fixed the uplift service now as well.
Review by: JasonPritchard on 4 September 2016
These trails are fantastic, a joy to ride with excellent flow. Smiling constantly make your face hurt.
Review by: GeorgeMorgan on 24 July 2016
excellent day out
trails for everyone, from beginners to pros.
Review by: BillyCool on 7 June 2016
This is the place to have fun
BPW is designed by bikers for bikers. It's a bit of a step up from the old skool MTB single track XC - this is faster, knarlier and takes no prisoners.
The blue runs might seem nice long benign sweeping singletrack but it's down the side of a mountain. 30 mph+ no problem - great fun but watch out for the small kickers and brake fade/arm pump as you get near the bottom. The red trails are slightly more technical, usually with rock gardens and some drop off's. Slippery when wet.
Can't comment on black or pro lines but they look immense.
BPW has a fab cafe, shop and bike wash. Parking is free and the whole thing is a stones throw from Merthyr Tydfil. The uplift is ESSENTIAL - get to the top and whoop all the way down - several times.
You don't have to be a bad *ss to ride BPW - I still ride a 26" hardtail but it's not easy. Arm pump is the biggest problem, even on the blues. You get up a lot speed but have to scrub it off as well. Most reds are too technical for me but the blue just go and go. A full-susser or DH bike will eat it up.
Parental warning - knee/elbow pads recommended. Full face helmet STRONGLY advised. I never thought I'd need one but after seeing a bad face plant last year (you rarely land on anything other than your face) I decided to get one this year. It saved me when I needed it. Another rider wasn't so lucky and it was really messy. Get one.
A blue run at BPW is more challenging than any other blue that I have ridden so please respect them. They look straight forward but gravity likes a good fight and you'll lose. It's so much fun but take your time, get used to it and scream your head off!
BPW is truly awesome and I'll be back next year.
Review by: PlebTheClown on 7 March 2016
I can't not put into words how great this place is! i mean first of all one of the easiest trail centres I've ever drove to! The parking was great the cafe and shop was top dollar! The trails them self were great the climb up to the top was easy going even though its long, you get to the top and it pays off as soon as you drop into any of the trails. Red or blue your going to have fun. Blue runs are just soon fast and have tons of flow to them you won't even need to touch the breaks pretty much the same with the red lines although there are more tech parts where you will need to as it get tight! but a great place to ride i don't think anyone would not enjoy it!