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The Welsh Mountain Bike Event List

Posted by paul@artychoke.com on 13th January 2017
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Did you make any New Years resolution this year, maybe it was to be more active, or setting challenges and goals for 2017? It might have been to ride a trail which you haven’t explored before, or just to get out on the bike more, or maybe to challenge yourself with an event.

Mountain Biking in Wales

Here at MBWales.com we’ve pulled together a list of the MTB events taking place in Wales in 2017. A handy guide for you to get planning and more importantly booking onto. What are you waiting for?

21/1/17 Junior Winter Warm Up

Machynlleth Leisure Centre
Go MTB Event for children. Round 1 of the Ystwyth Juniors Winter Series, aimed at beginners and younger riders wanting to try an event in a friendly setup. Flowing loop using natural trails.  Open to all up to 16 yrs of age with practice timed laps and a race.

22/1/17 Dyfi Winter Warm Up

Corris
It is intended to give riders a taste of Dyfi away from the Climachx trail. Event is fully booked for this year – so one to look ar in 2018.

2/2/17  Winter Wanderland – Event 3

Rudry near Caerphilly
Part of the Black Mountains – Mountain Bike Orienteering Series

12/2/17  Welsh Gravity Enduro – Winter/Spring Mash Up Series Round 1

Glyncorrwg
Round 1 of the Winter/Spring Mash Up Series returns to Afan, Glyncorrwyg with 3 stages and 1 EBike stage.

12/2/17 Ystwyth Winter Series Rd 2

Coed y Brenin (old side) 
Go MTB events for all at Coed y Brenin (Maesgwm Side). Flowing loop using natural trails.

19/2/17  Winter Wanderland – Event 4

Wentwood
Part of the Black Mountains – Mountain Bike Orienteering Series

26/2/17 Fox Anti Freeze

Coed y Brenin
A multi lap, chip timed, staggered start mountain bike endurance challenge.

4/3/17 Welsh Gravity Enduro Winter/Spring Mash Up Series Round 2 (Mini Enduro Format!)

BikePark Wales  
Round 2 of the Winter/Spring series heads back to a rather popular venue…. details to follow.

5/3/17 Welsh Cycling MTB Cross-country Series – Round 1 

Afan Forest Park   
It’s a welcome return to the calendar for the venue, a favourite with local riders and will be supported by A Cycling’s Matt Page.

17/3/17  Wentwood Marathon

19/3/17 Welsh Gravity Enduro Winter/Spring Mash Up Series Round 3

Cwmcarn
Round 3 of the Winter/Spring Mash Up Series returns to the classic venue of Cwmcarn, 3 rather special stages await you here and 1 uphill E-bike stage.

19/3/17 Black Mountains MBO – Event 1

Dingestow near Raglan
MBO Score National League 2017

25-26/3/17 Battle of the Beach

Pembrey country Park
Battle of the Beach. Unique, Fast and Fun.

26/3/17 The Snowdonia MTB Challenge

Llanberis
You will face long stiff climbs, fast grass tracks, technical single-tracks, forest roads and tarmac to link it all together!

1/4/17 HSBC UK National Cross Country Series Round 1

Pembrey Country Park
The 2017 national series will once again comprise of five rounds and will be co-ordinated by British Cycling in partnership with various regional organisers.

1-2/4/17 BDS Round 1 Nant Gwrtheyrn

Nant Gwrtheyrn
1st of 4 rounds being held in Wales as part of the series.

2/4/17 Welsh Enduro Round 1

Foel Gasnach Cyffylliog Ruthin
Bringing some high quality Enduro rounds to Wales aimed at every rider from beginner through to Pro.

8-9/4/17 Scott MTB Marathon Series

Builth Wells
With a mixture of classic trials and brand new single and double track bridleways the route will truly showcase the best riding in Mid Wales.

29-30/4/17 OMM Bike 

Brecon Beacons 
A weekend mountain biking, camping and exploring the Brecon Beacons. 30+ checkpoints of different values spread out around the trails and paths near the event centre.

29-30/4/17 Howies Dyfi Enduro

Machynlleth
The Howies Dyfi Enduro is a 60km mass start MTB endurance ride around the Dyfi Forest, Wales.

7/5/17 Welsh Cycling MTB Cross-country Series – Round 2 

Llandegla    
As one of the UK’s leading trail centres, expect an adrenalin-filled course with thrills and spills.

14/5/17 Welsh Enduro Round 2

Coed y Brenin
Bringing some high quality Enduro rounds to Wales aimed at every rider from beginner through to Pro.

20-21/5/17 Gravity Enduro Dyfi Welsh Opener

Dyfi
Part of the Enduro World Series Qualifier, this race will also be the 2017 Welsh Champs which will be seeded off the results of the WGES series and last years National Series rankingsng.

20-21/5/17 Borderline DH Series Round 2 Presented by Kingud

Antur Stiniog
The Borderline UK Downhill Race Series returns for 2017 with five rounds at popular downhill venues.

21/5/17 Welsh Cycling MTB Cross-country Series – Round 3 

Allt Ddel, Aberystwyth    
The Welsh MTB XC Series will kick off the Aber Cycle Fest, with an action packed week of cycling activities to follow the event.

27/5/17 Conquer the Cliff

Aberystwyth 
Downhill Mountain biking events as part of the Aber Cycle Fest, brings downhill mountain biking to Constitution Hill on the seafront, which promises to be one of the most quirky downhill courses in the UK.

28/5/17 Black Mountains MBO 17 – Event 3

Govilon near Abergavenny
Part of the Black Mountain MBO League

17-18/6/17 BDS Round 2 Bala

Rhyd y Feln, Bala
2nd of 4 events held in Wales as part of the series.

18/6/17 Welsh Cycling MTB Cross-country Series – Round 4 

Builth Wells   
Supported by The Bulls and John Lloyd Racing Ltd. A series favourite, round four in Builth Wells will also incorporate the 2017 Welsh Cycling MTB Cross-country Championships.

24-25/6/17 Borderline DH Series Round 3 Presented by Kingud

One Giant Leap, Llangollen
The Borderline UK Downhill Race Series returns for 2017 with five rounds at popular downhill venues.

25/6/17 Black Mountains MBO 17 – Event 4

Llandefalle near Brecon
Part of the Black Mountain MBO League

8/7/17 Welsh Enduro Round 3

Coed Llandegla
Bringing some high quality Enduro rounds to Wales aimed at every rider from beginner through to Pro.

22-23/7/17 British Cycling National Downhill Championships

Rhyd y Felin
This track is absolutely awesome, don’t let the picturesque setting fool you – it’s hardcore dusty, drifty, loose and wild. With huge jumps and exploding berms it’s as if it was made for the National Champs.

29-30/7/17 BDS Round 3

Moelfre, Powys
3rd round of the series being held in Wales.

30/7/17 Welsh Cycling MTB Cross-country Series – Round 5  

Pembrey Country Park    
Supported by Sosban Riders promoting the fifth and final round at Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire. The same venue will also host the first round of the HSBC UK National Mountain Bike Cross-country Series in April.

5-6/8/17 HSBC UK National Cross Country Series Round 5

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
The 2017 national series will once again comprise of five rounds and will be co-ordinated by British Cycling in partnership with various regional organisers.

19-20/8/17 BDS round 5

Llangollen
Last Welsh round of the series.

2-3/9/17 Borderline DH Series Round 4 Presented by Kingud

Revolution Bike Park
The Borderline UK Downhill Race Series returns for 2017 with five rounds at popular downhill venues.

17/9/17 Black Mountains MBO 17 – Event 6

Trecastell near Brecon
Part of the MBO Score National League 2017

01/10/17 Welsh Gravity Enduro Autumn Mash Up 

Cwmcarn or Brechfa 
Round 2 of theWelsh Gravity Enduro Autumn Mash Up series.

22/10/17 Welsh Enduro Round 4

Caersws
The Borderline UK Downhill Race Series returns for 2017 with five rounds at popular downhill venues.

14-15/10/17 Borderline DH Series Round 5 Presented by Kingud

TBC
Bringing some high quality Enduro rounds to Wales aimed at every rider from beginner through to Pro.

15/10/17 Black Mountains MBO 17 – Event 7

Trellech near Monmouth
Part of the Black Mountains MBO

29/10/17 Welsh Gravity Enduro Autumn Mash Up 

Afan 
Round 3 of theWelsh Gravity Enduro Autumn Mash Up series.

30/10/17 Cross Mountain

Llandovery
An off-road cycling event open to Cyclocross and Mountain Bikes.

If you know of any other MTB events in Wales which should feature on our list, e-mail us on mbwales.com@gmail.com

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