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Llandegla’s new red and black trails now open

Llandegla’s new red and black trails now open

Work is complete on new red and black sections of trail at Coed Llandegla, North Wales. The 6km of new trail were completed at the beginning of this month by Oneplanet Adventure and UPM Tilhill, and made possible by Forestry Commission Wales funding.

“The design and implementation of these new trails has been a massive undertaking and has resulted in a close collaboration between land owners UPM Tilhill, facility operators Oneplanet Adventure and several local contractors including mountain bike world record holder Jason Rennie (world record for the longest ever mountain bike jump and is also handy in an excavator!) and World Cup legend, Neil Donoghue,” comments Oneplanet Adventure.

The new Black Section (2.6km) departs from the red trail immediately before the Twins on a new section of North Shore before taking you on a true roller coaster ride through the trees where table tops, doubles, drops and some surprise features are the order of the day. The trail then ascends back up to rejoin the new red rail above one of Coed Llandegla hidden valleys before heading over to North Shore Island.

All tracks are completely enclosed within the forest, with no main roads to cross. Within the Visitor Centre there is a café and a variety of facilities for bikers, all just 7 miles from Wrexham and 14 miles from Chester.

More info on the new trail here

To get a taste of what the new trail is like, sit back and hit play on this video to see Neil Donoghue scoping out the new black line.

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  1. Tim - base phase

    Rode most of the new sections today – pretty dammed fine work by the chaps at Llandegla. Nice sweepy sections, jumps and a shed more climbing.

    What was before a sub 1h30 lap for Red and Black is now going to be north of 2 hours.


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