Minera, The Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen and World’s End are key areas I explored and played in growing up. The scenery is stunning and the number of adventures to be had endless whether it’s Mountain biking, cycling, trekking, bouldering or rock climbing. So it was great to see this bit of footage taken by the guys at Onion Ride Tv this ...

Every once in a while a product will get announced that makes us stop, gather around a monitor and say “WOW! we need one of those!!” A week or two ago we stumbled across the MOAR ebike. A fantastic looking, practical, folding, electric fat bike. MOAR is designed to strike a perfect balance between every-day practicality, raw power, and pure ...

To support the Year of Adventure 2016 visitwales.com are launching a pop-up art installation in six of Wales’ most EPIC locations. Here at extremenorthwales.com we’re asking for you to submit your selfies against the gigantic EPIC mirrored letters and tell us exactly what your EPIC is.  EPIC will be placed in some of Wales’ most breath-taking spots for one week at ...

This weekend I headed to MTBMeetup 2016 at Coed Llandegla in North Wales. The idea of the event is to get mountain bikers from across the country together to ride some amazing trails and meet new friends. The first event took place in 2014 with 40 riders; last year 150 people attended and this year the trail centre estimates there ...

Here at www.extremenorthwales.com we’ve long been fans of the exceptional video and production skills of Chris Davies and his team at Eastwood Media. Those of you not familiar with Chris or Eastwood may still have seen his previous work such as his superb Mountain Bike Adventure films set in Wales and Malta. So when Chris got in touch telling us ...

The fat bike, what is it with them large oversized tyres? Fat bikes are basically an evolution of the mountain bike. The point of having such large tyres helps with traction when the trail become very muddy, when riding on sand and on snow. Riding a bike on the snow is how the fat bike originated in the wilderness of Alaska which ...

Snowdonia North (continued) & Snowdonia central Managed to give last week’s hills a crack? Well you’ll be glad to know there are eight more monsters to get your teeth (or wheels!) into. Here we travel from the epic valley climbs of Nant Gwynant and Ogwen down to the hidden, forested beasts of Penmachno and Prenteg, amongst others. These are climbs ...

Forget searching for the flattest most comfortable route to do your chain gang, or intervals, or for a gentle jolly in the sun. These are the special, unique stretches of tarmac that will have your heart jumping out of your mouth and your eyes welling with tears. This week we’re beginning with Northern Snowdonia –  tick off and enjoy! Hendre ...

On Sunday 29th November, mountain bikers from around the UK headed to Coed Y Brenin for Round 4 of the Welsh Gravity Enduro. Rob Williams took first place in the Elite Men class. He finished second in each stage of the round, with a total time of 15:40.641. Rob beat Leon Rosser by 3.572s, with Joe Taylor a further 8.588s behind ...

Two weekends of epic riding on the bounce. How lucky am I? Having booked onto Revolution a month in advance, you can probably guess I was quite excited in the week upcoming to the 25th October. It was going to be a day of riding bikes with a group of awesome and super outgoing female shredders. Not only this, my ...