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

Posted: 31 May 2012
Afan Valley Forest Mountain Biking Park in South Wales has a new green trail called the Rookie
Afan Valley Forest Mountain Biking Park in South Wales has a new green trail called the Rookie

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 will be a public launch on Saturday the 2nd of June where families and people new to the sport of mountain biking are invited to come along, get on their bike and ride the Rookie and other trails.

The other developments going on in the Afan Valley include the redesign of the visitor centre to make it more open and inviting with improved access to the South Wales Miners’ Museum. In addition there will be another Blue graded loop opening in a couple of weeks for those with more experience.

This Saturday the public opening of the trail will offer visitors not only the chance to get out on their bikes but there will also be a live broadcast by the Radio station The Wave, promotional giveaways and buy one get one half-price entry to the Miners’ Museum.

You can read the full press release here: New Family Mountain Bike Trail and Renovated Visitor Centre open in Afan Forest Park

Rowan Sorrell Trail Designer explaining parts of new Green Mountain Biking Trail in Afan forest park the trail to people
Rowan Sorrell Trail Designer explaining parts of new trail