Save our oak trees. Wash your bike after riding at Afan
An evil oak killing focus has appeared at Afan and we need to stop it spreading and shutting more trails.
It might seem daft that during the few weeks when the trails are so dry you don't have to wash your bike that that's exactly what riders are being asked to do. The reason is that a rare but potentially devastating fungus that can kill oak trees has been reported at Afan forest park, apparently having been spread up from the South West of England. The fact that infected trees are already having to be cut down around the Penhydd trail area means it'll be shut for a year. Obviously any spread of the fungus means potentially similar problems and closures elsewhere as the problem is contained. Given that the trails are popular with riders from all over the country that could be a real nightmare.
The best way to stop this is to wash your bike at the on site jetwashes at the visitor centre and Glyncorrwg shop/cafe as soon as you've finished riding making sure any fungus spores go down the drain, not our oak tress.
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