Multiple new sections and rocky revamps improve all the major centre trails.
Thousands of knobbly tyres thundering along the trails in summer always takes it's toll, but as usual the Welsh trail maintenance teams have been hard at it this month.
Continued investment in the trails means that rather than just repairing and patching up problem areas, they're being redesigned and revamped to give even better trail flow and make them tougher in the process.
In South Wales, MTB ranger Carl Denham tells us "
Changes to the boardwalk in Goodwood section of Whites Level have improved flow for the majority of riders.
Plenty of minor work has been carried out on all trails at Afan recently too, improving ride quality for all of them."
Meanwhile up near Snowdonia, Andy Braund and his crews have been busy at Coed y Brenin before heading up to Gwydyr forest soon. "
The diversion on the 'Tarw' trail has now been taken off as the harvesting has finally been completed.
We're also planning to re-build the 'False Teeth' section of singletrack on the
'MBR'. This is a great section to ride, but due to excessive wear and
erosion it holds a lot of water and has become very costly to manage and
maintain. So an extensive amount of work is required to bring it back up
to a sustainable spec and still maintain it's great character.
We hope to get the work done before Christmas and then I'll be concentrating on getting some more work done on the 'Marin' trail in the new year."
So, things certainly aren't freezing in terms of trail work even if the days are getting shorter and the shirts are getting thicker. Hopefully the harvesting diversion on Skyline at Afan Argoed will be sorted soon too, though it's not much of an interruption to South Wales longest epic anyway. Obviously anymore news we'll let you know straightaway, but that's all for now folks.