Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 66

66 | Cycling World Darren Fawr Mountain Bike Trails Blaengarw s ff o p o r d b la s , s le o h b Berm, bom ures t a fe k c o r l a ic n h c e t d an Directions: Leave M4 at J36. Follow the road signs to the Garw Valley and head towards Blaengarw and Parc Calon Lan. Trails begin here. We are just over half an hour drive away from Afan Forest Park and Glyncorrwg. Parc Calon Lan, Railway Terrace, Blaengarw www. • Info on our trails: FREE PARKING at Parc Calon Black ‘Gellideg’ Trail Blue ‘Glengarw’ Trail Distance Climb Time Distance Climb Time 3 km 100 m 30 mins 3 km 100 m 30 mins T he perfect appetiser for mountain biking in the Garw Valley. Suitable for riders with intermediate bike skills. The winding single-track together with beautifully crafted berms offer lots of fun and exhilaration. Has to be ridden to be believed. Suitable for expert mountain bikers. t offers a leg and lung burning climb coupled with one of the most varied and thrilling descents anywhere around. Berm, bombholes, slab drop offs and technical rock features, the ellideg has it all! You can also link both the trails for a great 6km loop Managed by Garw Valley Community Council In addition a tarmac surfaced cycle path, suitable for all types of bikes and all ages, runs from Bryngarw Country Park at the start of the valley, all the way up to Parc Calon an in Blaengarw, approximately . km. This is a linear route that connects to the National Cycle Network.