Review by: Lord1982 on 24 February 2018
Scary but fun
The jumps and speed on this trail can trip you up if you aren't confident, but it is amazing I would definitely recommend and will return.
Review by: ScottScalePro on 3 November 2017
Technical in some sections but they can easily be bypassed and an interesting wooden bridge part way through it and a brilliant berm slightly off pieste.
Review by: harryevans9 on 3 September 2017
amazing downhill sections. technical but flowy.
shame i live an hour away.
Review by: duffyc on 30 December 2014
A good place to take your kids, getting very lame these days.
Dropped in on my way through on an XC ride in the area. I hadn't been there for a while, but its no where near challenging as it used to be. The trails here are smooth, and not at all technically challenging.
The blacks here are not blacks....red....at a push and thats being optimistic.
People do go on about the gradings of these tracks....the problem is, everyone thinks that they can ride a bike, because they can ride one up the road. I can ski, but just because I can ski, I don't try to ski all the black runs when I go, because I know I'll get hurt because I'm only an average skier....The tracks here are very easy if you can ride a bike well, but they are fast, and if you run out of talent, you WILL hurt yourself.
On the weekend it is PACKED, which makes it difficult to ride the course at any pace, and people there do seem to get a bit grumpy when you try to pick your way through.
So if you want to go and ride the courses fast there....go on a Monday when the Cafe is shut as its normally pretty empty. The cafe is pretty cool, but the food is pretty average, can take ages, and is expensive. Personally, I think the cafe at the the fishery is just as good, if not better. The coffee there is amazing and the chap who runs it is very bike friendly and welcoming.
The bike shop is cool, but again, expensive.
I'll try to be positive....its a big bmx course, with loads of easy jumps to feed your ego into thinking you're awesome on a bike and make you feel epic in a nice forest.
Its a good place to ride and train on in the winter as the trail drains really well. Other than that.....there's loads of better places to ride.
There are loads better natural more challenging places not a million miles away from this area to ride....Llangollen, Longmynd, Eastridge, Hopton, Marin, Penmachno, to name a few for starters.
Bottom line. If you are a novice, or a weekender, with a low standard of fitness, then this will challenge you physically and you will find the trails fun and hard. It really is a great place for families.
If you can ride a bike well.....don't waste your time unless you are purely going there to burn your lungs in the winter.....it is good for that.
Review by: slobberdan on 25 August 2014
To be respected
Feel having read some reviews on here, the black run is getting some hard press; especially in regard to its grading. I rode this with my brother on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the black run. There are some sections with rock steps which you need a degree of confidence to ride through. Experienced riders will have problem with these but that doesn't mean they're not of black trail difficulty. I too have ridden trail centre across the UK and think black is a fair measure for this trail. People have to remember that the black grading reflects the amount and intensity of the climbing and Llandegla certainly is testing and to be respected. You need a good degree of fitness to ride the whole of this and not get off!!! I love the trail centre as well. Yes, the braking grooves are starting to appear but this reflects it's popularity.