Sun 8th Apr, 2018

Mountain Biking - Coed Llandegla

Gowry Sisupalan

Attended: Gowry Sisupalan, Dave Shotton, James Hall and Dan O’Brien

Guests: Rachel Ormrod, Pete Ormrod, John Green, Neil Peck

A great day out at picturesque Llandegla forrest. Everyone completed the black run which is 21km of adrenaline packed, rocky, challenging and technical off road paths. Some of us rolled down the route whilst others bombed down getting air at every opportunity.

Early on in the ride Dave’s face hit a tree and he met us at the bottom of the run with a bloodied nose and mouth. A few people hinted that he may want to head back along fire roads but Dave was enjoying the down hills too much for that.

Rachel an ex nurse advised Dave to go to a&e to get some stitches and later told me ‘the hole in his lip you could fit a finger in’. Dave did go to a&e after riding the black 10 miles and then having chips and tea. I later found out that the hospital had to call a specialist in to attend to Dave’s wounds.

James H was ridiculously fast up the hills. I panted and puffed my way to the top of one long hill and James looked a little worried. He thought there had been another injury. I had to explain to James that us mere mortals were just not as fast as him.

It was a really enjoyable day out, a great ride, beautiful scenery, great weather and great company. I look forward to more mountain biking meets.

Gowry Sisupalan

Meet Promo:

A mountain bike trip to Llandegla forest in North Wales.

If you have not been to Llandegla it is definitely worth a trip. It is an amazing day out.   Llandegla forest has purpose built mountain bike trails with routes to suit all abilities. It has green, blue, red and black grade trails. There are also way marked walking trails if you don’t fancy biking. We will meet at the cafe in the morning with the aim of setting off for 9am. 

You can hire bikes and I suggest you hire early to avoid disappointment.  You can hire for half the day 9am-12:00 (£25) or a full day 9am-4pm (£35). The hire includes a helmet. To hire call 01978 751 656.  

Directions- located on the A525 post code LL11 3AA. 

For more info check out the website-

Car parking costs £4.50.  I suggest we share lifts to reduce cost and it's better for the environment. Use scribble to sort lifts out.

Gowry Sisupalan

Copyright © 2018 Karabiner Mountaineering Club

Karabiner Mountaineering Club