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Rider on Honda CRF250L ascending steep hill

Rider on Honda CRF250L ascending steep hill

Rider on Honda CRF250L ascending steep hill

We use meeting places at Ponterwyd near Aberystwyth, Staylittle near Llanidloes, and Pantperthog near Machynlleth.

Trail Riding in Mid Wales

Our trail riding days use ancient roads which never received a tarmac surface (or where the tarmac has not been maintained and nature has taken over!) We provide "trail bikes" which are road legal motorcycles with offroad capability. The green lanes we ride vary from simple gravel tracks to extremely technical going. Riding techniques are a mixture of trial and enduro skills, modified for long distance riding. If you are not familiar with these techniques, we start with a short tuition session. As the day progresses, we tackle more tricky going and will give you hints for each new feature. We always encounter water, both as puddles if wet and as fords to cross. Our routes are plentiful and we will do our best to choose those which you will enjoy the most.

Trail riding is a challenge, an achievement, a load of fun, and is doing you good!

Trail riding if you have your own road legal bikes

We are happy to guide trail and enduro bike riders, enduro and long distance sidecar outfits, and quads. All bikes need to be reasonably quiet, as noise is the main reason for complaints against trail riders. We love all types of trail riding! Later this year Colin should have a 1978 Suzuki SP370 for leading classic bike rideouts, and we are always happy to organise rides for big trail bikes such as KTM Adventures and F800GS, with consideration of weather conditions and tyres fitted. Colin leads heavy bike trail rides for BMW GS1200, Tiger and Stelvios on dualsport tyres, using scenic routes with a few challenging bits!

If you book more than one day using Machynlleth as a base to stay, there are enough routes for two or three days’ riding with little repetition of green lanes. We are lucky that the green lanes in Mid Wales and South Snowdonia are varied and scenic, so you and your group will have a fantastic time!

Trail riding using our hire bikes

We have been providing trail riding for ten years. We supply bikes to suit riders of different heights and experience from our range of Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki motorcycles, 125 to 600cc, and a set of enduro type clothing is included free of charge if required. You need to have a motorcycle licence, although we have a 125cc bike for riders with a provisional licence. If you are new to motorcycle riding, or have not been on a bike for a few years, you might prefer to take part in our more gentle introductory trail ride. Please ask for the "easy" option.

© Colin and Marianne Walford 2016