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The 5 Best UK Downhill Trails

Looking for a place to take a thrill-seeking weekend break with your downhill bike? These top 5 UK downhill spots have everything you need.

Events: 2015 Scott MTB Marathon Series

Scott MTB Marathon Series Here at Wheelies we love a good cycling event. After participating in the 2014 Scott MTB Marathon Series and thoroughly enjoying ourselves, we took our commitment to the series further for 2015 and are now a proud sponsor. Find out what the 2015 series has in store below. Events For 2015 …

3 top destinations for a cycling holiday

Here in the UK we aren’t always blessed with warm and dry weather conditions, which is why an increasing number of cyclists are choosing to take their riding abroad. A dedicated cycling holiday needn’t be a logistical nightmare; the hardest part is choosing your destination. We’ve identified three of the top road cycling and mountain …

Race Report: Scott MTB Marathon Series, Round 3

28th – 29th June 2014, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England. Round 3 of the series, which involved a quick trip to the Welsh/English border town of Church Stretton, was to be my first experience of what the English trails had to offer. Again taking advantage of the free on site camping I headed up on the …

Race Report: Scott MTB Marathon Series, Round 1

12th – 13th April 2014, Royal Welsh Show Ground, Builth Wells, Wales. Race weekend arrived and it was hard to believe that just over four weeks had passed since I signed up for the first round of the Scott MTB Marathon series based at the prestigious Royal Welsh Showground. Never had a setting been so …

Our Afan staff ride in pictures

A few staff members from Wheelies made the most of the mountain bike trails in the Afan Valley last weekend, and we wanted to show you a few of the pictures taken. We started on the recently opened Penhydd trail, riding sections of the also newly opened, Blue Scar trail on the way, before heading …

Three Must Ride Trail Centres In The UK

Trail centres are dotted all over the UK, the chances are we have all been to one, or even heard of one. Trail centres are usually based at, or near the beginning of a variety of trails to cater for a mixed ability of riders. Designed for their ease of use, trail centres provide parking …

A Riders Perspective of BikePark Wales

It had been a long time coming, the words “BikePark Wales” had been muttered around the office in various forms for what seemed an eternity. The morning of August 24th was here, final checks were made and we were off. Excitement grew as to what these previously mythical trails had to offer. Pulling into BikePark …

BikePark Wales Has Arrived!

After 5 years in the planning BikePark Wales finally comes to life. Residing in Gethin Woods, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, it is the first full-scale commercial bike park in the UK. It contains 9 mountain bike trails, from a calm family loop, to a demanding pro line – genuinely not for the faint hearted! There …

Back to basics; Confidence-building tips for trail riding.

Set the scene Following several of those conversations that seem to go on at bike parks and trail centres around the start to trails or a line of jumps it seemed about time to put some of it down in writing. Many people watch others riders and make comments like crikey I’ll never be able …