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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 raise money to support the hobby you lot can’t get enough of.

Over this Bank Holiday weekend if you are paying a visit to Afan Forest Park you will notice something new! The team have been out and about putting in some brand spanking new Bike Give Sustain donation boxes to collect your spare change. The donations boxes can be found in Afan forest Park Visitor Centre, Skyline Café, Afan Valley Bike Shed and Lodge Cycles.

Bike Give Sustain Donation Box at Skyline Cafe
Skyline Cafe Donation Box

This is an opportunity for avid mountain bikers and newbies to show their support for trail maintenance, future development and the marketing of mountain biking across South Wales. Cognation Limited is an independent organisation which has been set up in recent months and will hold the purse strings of Bike Give Sustain.

As we all know nothing lasts forever so as we approach the end of the European funded project me and my fellow cogs are passionate about making sure Cognation evolves, and with the continued help of our partners, make sure the trails will be sustained for the foreseeable future.

Below are a few more ways in which you can help support the work of Cognation Ltd through Bike Give Sustain

  • Online donations through Facebook. A donation page on the Cognation website is also under development and will be up and running soon.
  • Bike shops/Cafes – specific bike shops and Cafes may provide you with an opportunity to donate when purchasing products or refreshments.

Please remember Cognation Ltd is a not for profit independent organisation and funds raised will go directly to the trails that you love! If you would like to get involved email

Company registration number (England and Wales) – No 8359800