DYFI Bike Park reopened this week with two new red intermediate trails.

Dan Atherton and the Dyfi Bike Park crew are excited to announce the reopening of the Bike Park with two brand new red trails following a difficult summer.

Dan said: “This summer has not gone as planned.

“But in a way having to close for a while gave us a huge opportunity we’ve been able to tackle bigger projects without having to stop and make things rideable again for the weekend.”.

“I’m very happy with our new trails, Super Swooper drops 340m over 2.7 Km and El Hippo is our new Lower Mountain trail, with a start above the Dyfi Timber sawmill.

“At half the length of our full trails it’s perfect to warm up, warm down or just for laps with your mates.

“Both of the trails are suitable for intermediate riders and I’m excited to welcome this new audience to Dyfi Bike Park for the first time, I’ve always built trails that challenge riders, but since we’ve opened the bike park I’ve ridden with so many new people I feel like I’ve got a way better idea of what people are going to enjoy.

“All of the conversations I’ve had have gone into the work on these new trails.

“Seeing how excited everyone is to ride new stuff is the biggest motivation to build more. Its been a real family affair, my brother-in-law Olly Davey is a genius with woodwork and has built an awesome new café and sign on cabin. Gee has been flat out digging and Rach has been driving the lorry.”

He added: “We take our role in the community very seriously and we will be reopening with restricted numbers, about half our normal capacity.

“All riders will be required to certify themselves free of any Covid-19 symptoms before they travel to the park and will be double checked on arrival. We’ve converted our fleet of landrovers to an open-air configuration and we will strictly enforce social distancing and encourage moderation to keep our riders safe.

Rachel Atherton said “ Riding these two new trails is literally so much fun. I cant wait to welcome intermediate riders–we have lots of coaching planned which is a huge motivator for all of us.”