The softer side of the ‘Hard Core South Wales Mountain Biking’

Posted: 8 June 2012

I LOVE Mountain Biking, and frankly if I didn’t already live in South Wales, I’d move here. I relish the challenge of White’s Level and it’s fearsome ‘Black Section’ the Giant Jump park that is Brecfha’s Gorlech trail and can say with total conviction – the last bit of the Twrch Trail at Cwmcarn – […]


Rookie gets ridden and new café cooks us chips!

Posted: 1 June 2012

On a damp and misty evening at roughly quarter past six around 30 mountain bikers gathered at Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre car park. They were belonging to Three Valleys Mountain Bike Club and were to be the first to try out the new ‘Rookie’ trail. The youngest of the group was a 7 year […]


The Rookie has arrived! Afan’s new Green mountain biking trail

Posted: 31 May 2012

Yesterday Cognation began the launch events for the newest trail in South Wales called the Rookie. This Green trail, designed for families and beginners, is Afan Forrest Park’s newest addition and is part of other developments going on in the area. The official launch is over two days from the 30-31st of May but there […]


The 5 stars of South Wales’ mountain biking

Posted: 18 May 2012

South Wales is blessed with some of the best mountain biking trails in the UK and (some say) maybe even the world and Cognation is busy making them even better! So if you’re a newbie to the area or a die-hard fan of just one of the trail areas we’re going to tell you about […]


Work Underway @ Afan

Posted: 22 February 2012

Work is well underway in Afan Forest Park with the new green graded trail being built and also major renovations to the popular Visitor Centre. I have had a lucky preview of where the new trail will go and it is going to be a cracker! Starting at the Visitor Centre the trail wanders towards […]


Win a pair of Teva Links Mountain Bike Trainers!

Posted: 1 February 2012

We have launched a competition on our Facebook page and the prize is a pair of Teva Links Mountain Bike Trainers. To enter the competition, you simply have to submit a ‘cool’ mountain bike picture and provide a few sentences about it. You then need to get your friends to vote for your picture. The […]


Cognation @ The Outdoor Show

Posted: 24 January 2012

Last weekend the Cognation team were in the big smoke promoting the wild and wacky trails of South Wales. We also launched this new website and visitors had the chance to check it out on our two laptops. The event was a success and there was a great deal of interest within the project. Daring […]


Meet the Cognation Team

Posted: 4 January 2012

We’ve met a lot of you at the events we attended throughout the summer but now meet our team.