Have your say with Cognation’s visitor survey!

Posted: 16 October 2013

Been mountain biking in Afan Forest Park, Cwmcarn or BikePark Wales recently? Then why not complete our online visitor survey and tell us what you think. The information that you give us will be used to guide future developments and also to prove to funding partners that their investment is worthwhile.   As an incentive all […]


A fantastic Family Mountain Biking Weekend

Posted: 10 October 2013

Last weekend Cognation organised a family mountain biking day in conjunction with radio station The Wave. The objective was to get more families out there riding the amazing mountain biking trails we now have in South Wales starting with The Rookie… Post by Cognation. “On Ya Bike With Badger was all about getting kids and […]


The best first date ever?! Brechfa on a Tandem

Posted: 24 September 2013

A year ago we heard a rumour that a couple had gone on their first date on a tandem at one of the South Wales mountain biking centres… we've tracked them down and here's what happened! Many thanks to John Pratt for sharing. “Early dates in a relationship are loaded affairs. Can they put up […]


Cwmcarn!!

Posted: 15 August 2013

<!–:en–>So recently all you’ve heard us bang on about is BikePark Wales and previous to that was Afan Bike Park and the Rookie. Well now, finally, Cwmcarn is stepping onto the stage and she’s looking to be a diva – a new downhill and new XC trail designed by the maestro Rowan Sorrell.<!–:–>


Cognation Shuttle

Posted: 5 August 2013

<!–:en–>Would you like to ride the trails in Afan Forest Park but don’t have access to transport or a bike carrier? Cognation mtb trails South Wales are working in partnership with DANSA Community Transport to run a shuttle service to Afan Bike Park, Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre and Glyncorrwg Ponds & Mountain Bike Centre.<!–:–>


BikePark Wales update – 6 weeks to go!

Posted: 18 July 2013

It has been 5 incredibly challenging years but we are nearly there, in just 6 weeks time BikePark Wales will open to the public for the very first time. As these words are written the park is a hive of activity, we have contractors installing our underpass so riders can safely pass under our uplift road, the visitor centre is now water tight and looking amazing!


Brilliant Brechfa – News

Posted: 21 June 2013

As you will have noticed if you follow Cognation on our blog, Facebook or Twitter you will have heard a lot of talk about the developments going on with the mountain biking trails at Afan, Gethin (BikePark Wales) and Cwmcarn. There is however another MTB trail centre in South Wales where things are quietly happening…