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The 10 best places to ride a mountain bike in Wales

Van Road Trails

Van Road Trails are located in Caerphilly and the site was completely rebuilt in 2012, with the result being that it’s now the biggest dirt jump site in Wales. The self-contained jump spot is accessible via train or road and is roughly fifteen minutes ride from Caerphilly station.

As you can see from the map above the trails are graded and include pump tracks, jump lines, pro lines and a dual slalom track. The site is free to ride and is run and maintained by volunteers. It’s perfect for an early morning or evening session in the summer before or after riding some of the great trails that are close by. There are no facilities on site, but Caerphilly town centre is only about two miles away, and who cares about proper facilities when you’ve got riding as good as this. Honestly, this place is pretty special, there’s always a great vibe, and as you can see in the video below you don’t have to have super sick skills in order to be able to ride there (although there’s more than enough to challenge you if you do).

This is where you’ll find the trails…

Postcode: CF83 3EL

For more information head over to the Van Road Facebook page.


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