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Longest mountain bike trail for beginners now open in the UK

Are you someone who wants to try mountain biking? There’s a perfect opportunity for you to do that because a new beginners course in Wales has just been crowned the longest trail in the UK.

Photo: BikePark Wales

UK’s longest trail that is also beginners friendly is now open. BikePark Wales’ downhill route that runs for 5 kms is called the Kermit trail.

BikePark Wales, located in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons has a network of 40 trails for riders of all abilities and includes tight rock sections, jump trails, pump tracks and bermed runs. Professional trail builders develop and maintain new routes which ensure incredible experience for the bikers no matter the weather conditions.

Photo: BikePark Wales/ Laurence Crossman-Emms

Martin Astley, founder and director of BikePark Wales said, “At 5km long, the Kermit trail offers an awesome introduction to downhill mountain biking in a stunning location. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the UK, and it’s a unique way for beginners and families to enjoy their first taste of this fun sport in a safe and controlled manner. It may have been a long time coming, but we’re so excited to finally be able to share this amazing new trail with riders.”

The Kermit trail was supposed to open in spring but was delayed by a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

During these times, if you’re looking for a socially distanced outdoor adventure, then a day at the BikePark Wales might just be your answer. Only 24 slots are made available daily to confirm with the social distancing guidelines.

Wales has required indoor entertainment options to remain close because of the pandemic. Few restrictions are expected to be announced later for the holiday season. Wales was under strict lockdown until early November wherein people were not allowed to meet anyone from outside. Non-essential businesses were closed too.

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