New bike trails open in Cwmcarn Forest Drive
5:20am Friday 21st February 2014 in Gwent news
TWO more mountain bike trails will open at Cwmcarn Forest Drive this weekend.
Cafall and a new downhill trail are being added to the existing Twrch Trail and Y Mynydd downhill trail.
The new routes are part of the Cognation project hich has heavily invested in mountain biking throughout South Wales over the past three years.
It has led to South Wales earning a reputation as one of the leading places to ride in the United Kingdom.
The Cafall cross-country trail offers a different experience to riders with technical challenges that takes in different views including a fantastic view across to Twmbarlwm.
The new downhill trail is less extreme than the current one and will allow mountain bikers of an intermediate level to ride comfortably.
Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development, said: “Cwmcarn Forest has long since been popular choice for extreme sports enthusiasts, particular those who enjoy mountain and downhill biking.
“The launch of these two new trails will double our offering, and really help us put Caerphilly county borough on the map as a destination of choice for visitors and thrill seekers alike”.
Peter Cloke, Forest District Manager of Natural Resources Wales, said “With the addition of the new cross country and downhill trails Cwmcarn is sure to be must on most bikers ride list ensuring South Wales remains one of the top mountain biking destinations”.