Black Mountains Cycle Centre

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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4.3
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Found it initially intimidating, but really enjoyed it as the day went by and I got more confident.

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Good Points
More natural than many bike parks. A skills tester.
Bad Points
Take your own lunch, unless you like a tepid pot noodle.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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tom
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
still one of the best places I've ever ridden

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Good Points
smooth flowing big jumps that put a massive smile on your face
Bad Points
i don't live near it
Would you recommend?
Yes
T
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
See above

User Review

Good Points
Good trails, friendly owners, relaxed vibe, something for all abilities, but if you like to go big and fast this is your place!
Moto line is the biggest adrenaline rush on offer in South Wales in my opinion.
Bad Points
No bad points for me, not much facilities but I came here for the riding,
BYO lunch!
Would you recommend?
Yes
MB
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Well worth a day out

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Good Points
great for all level of skilled rider
Bad Points
First aid could be a bit better
Would you recommend?
Yes
M
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
100% good fun, staff are friendly, MTB people are so down to earth, loads to learn here

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Good Points
Good lines for all DH riders, Test of your skills.
As others have said its a hidden gem.
Uplifts book online, can sometimes get them the day before.
Tracktor lifts.
By the time you get to the top, ride down you meet the uplift and up you go.
If you have the energy you can go all day, and they dont stop for lunch.
Would you recommend?
Yes
P
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bmcc first thoughts...
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Well worth a visit !

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Good Points
Has some real nice trails and some big gap jumps and a nice wooden bridge addition maybe in the future more wooden bridges /transitions ?
Bad Points
Not a lot to say here but the limited facilities, but who needs cafes and such! fill your backpack with sandwiches for the boys just like shuanny little ears and start hitting some jumps / trails all in all a great day out .
Would you recommend?
Yes
LT
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Black Mountain Cycle Centre - Totally unique
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.5
Visited the BMCC on an overcast Welsh Saturday and was immediately impressed with how grass roots the set-up was, this isn't an EU funded, bring your family along for overpriced coffees and cakes whilst you ponce about on your Orange 5 trail centre. This is a DH venue - There's a field to park your car in, a portaloo, and a couple of tractors. And that's it. What it also is, is one of the best trails I've ridden. Whilst not as long as some of its neighbours, its provides a decent workout for both bike and rider, and this coupled with the tractor ride back up (and the best banter from riders) proves to be a memorable days riding.
The trail (with its various lines which link back into a central spine) is a floaty, berm ridden beast. There's a HUGE pro jump line if you feel good enough, or take the other lines back into the woods with various drops to keep you on your toes. One of my favourite corners was a flat left hander coming out of the woods that just begged to be taken moto style, letting the bike drift out towards the trees.
It could have better signage on the trails (I swear I took a line 2nd run that I never found again), but given the target riders it doesn't really need it. I rode it on a short wheelbase 5.5 EVP (almost mini DH build) and it was fine. More travel would have been quicker in places, but don't underestimate the speed in a short travel DH set-up around the berms. I wouldn't want to push up (even though you can) and there is no ride up option - More to the point why would you want to ride up when there's a tractor!
All in highly recommended. Its not BPW / Afan / Cwmcarn and doesn't try to be, its one of a kind and that makes it utterly unique in the S.Wales uplift scene
O
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