Your Trail Centre Needs You!

Posted: 23 May 2013

p>I’m not normally let loose on the website, as I can usually be found with calculator in hand checking the finances of Cognation. But as we begin to launch our ‘Bike, Give, Sustain’ scheme I have been allowed to step away from the spreadsheets and tell you a bit more about how we intend to […]


Featuring ‘Dirty’ and ‘Misty’ – the Boys from Half Way Up MTB make a video!

Posted: 30 April 2013

Ok, that sounded wrong… We haven’t made our first adult movie just another mountain biking film out on the South Wales MTB trails… I think we better explain quick! Back in January on a misty hillside in South Wales, Cognation met up with the winner of one of our Facebook competitions; Gavin Pope. He got […]


Fish out of water part 2 – The guide’s perspective!

Posted: 12 April 2013

A few weeks ago we sent a surfer mountain biking with our guest blogger Paul and he loved it. Loads of us want to shout and scream about the awesome MTB trails we have here in South Wales but few of us take the time to take a novice riding to ‘share the love’! Here’s […]


St David's Day Weekender!

Posted: 22 February 2013

ST. DAVID’S DAY WEEKENDER BRYN BETTWS Lodge, AFAN FOREST PARK Friday 1st March Live music at Bryn Bettws in evening…food & beers! SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 10 am – Day starts….The Wave Radio station 96.4FM will broadcast live from Bryn Bettws all day! 11-12pm – Free mountain bike session with instructor (to book a place see […]


Fish out of water – can a surfer mountain bike?

Posted: 20 February 2013

It’s always tough to compare two sports but we decided that it was about time to see what would happen when we took someone from one of South Wales’ other popular extreme sports and put him on a mountain bike at Afan! If you’re also a surfer and haven’t yet tried mountain biking it could […]


The Fourteenth – Manon Carpenter Video

Posted: 14 February 2013

Sometimes, once every so often life hands you a nice little surprise. Such as when we were filming the new Afan Bike Park  and Manon Carpenter goes past! It’s not every day that the Junior Downhill World Champion is riding our newest trail so we asked her if we could do a quick video of […]