Y Mynydd Downhill Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1436

Y Mynydd Downhill 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 split into two runs, the 2-light run and the 3-light run, which merge about a third of the way down the mountain. 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.

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on Sep 29, 2014
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Y Mynydd Downhill Trail Reports

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Sep 29, 2014 @ 8:45pm
Sep 29, 2014
The latest gossip I have overheard living close to Cwmcarn is that they may be closing the main road in November, for up to 2 years (don't quote...
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