Gwydir Mawr (Marin) Mountain Biking
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The Gwydir Mawr mountain bike trail, formerly known as the Marin Trail, is located in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park near the popular outdoor activity hotspot of Betws-y-Coed. Big climbs, long descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember. The trail contains a wide variety of features including boardwalks, berms, rocks, steps, drop-offs, cambers and water crossings.
Whilst some of the features can be bypassed you will still need to have had experience of mountain biking. If in doubt, please contact the event leader for more information.
More information on the trail, including a downloadable trail map can be found here:
Bike hire is available in Betws-y-Coed:
This event is coinciding with the nearby "Easter in Snowdonia" hostel event, so some of us will be staying there:
What to bring
Bike: a mountain bike (no road bikes or hybrids)
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one. Consider a full face helmet for the most technical rides.
Clothing: lightweight and layered, shorts are great even in rain as they allow free movement of your legs. Avoid jeans, which are uncomfortable when wet, and baggy tracksuit bottoms, which can snag in the chain. Colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: grippy soles if your bike has standard pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Pads: Shin, knee and elbow pads are recommended for the most technical rides.
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes; sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.