The Clyne Riders constituted group was formed in 2010 in order to develop, maintain and promote Mountain Bike (& BMX) facilities in the Clyne Valley Country Park.
Waymarked XC Loop
In addition to the many great natural trails in Clyne there is now a purpose built way marked trail. This is a red cross-country loop designed and built by Back on Track (the builders of most of the great trail centre trails in Wales including Bike Park Wales) with help from Clyne Riders.
The trail consist of 2 loops, connected with a common climb, that will snake up the hill from the pond. Millers Crossing will form one loop and includes a completely new upper section. The second loop is a completely new mostly downhill, trail that will go out past keepers cottage and joins the tarmac cycle track a short pedal up from the lake. The way markers are all in place as map boards at all the main entry points to the car park (note that the ‘You are here’ markers are incorrect in some places and are due to be replaced soon). Trail section name plates are not yet in place but will be going up as soon as Clyne Riders get the funds in to make them.
Moos Trails is Wales’s top elite level dirt jump facility. Built entirely through volunteer labour, under the expert guidance of Digger Dan, Moos attracts riders from all over the world. Clyne Riders has campaigned hard to stop this amazing facility from being destroyed. By petitioning Swansea Council and local politicians our hard work has resulted in an agreement being reached. The larger machine built jumps have now been removed and the site is now entirely hand made.
The trails are only open to ride when the ground is dry. If the gates are closed and/or the tarps are on then the trails are closed and should not be ridden. Dan is always looking for help digging and this is a great way too get to know the locals.
DH Tracks & Trail features
There are many unofficial Downhill trails in Clyne. Some of them are excellent but beware there are some big jumps and some very steep sections. If you spot a new track make sure you check it out properly before you ride it as you don’t want to be into something big without knowing it is there.
Clyne Riders are currently working with Swansea Council to try and legitimise these trails and make sure they are all of a good standard. Unfortunately it is proving very difficult to get a suitable agreement agreed with the council and until that time we can’t say any more.
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