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cwmcarn_downhill_video Cwmcarn Downhill
I'll be the first to admit here that this wasn't the fastest ever run at Cwmcarn! Still, it clips along nicely and you get a great view of the course in glorious technicolour.
Nan Bield Pass Video Still The Hidden Valley
A fairly fast descent with some tight turns and narrow spaced trees. One of the highlights of the The Penhydd trail at Afan Argoed (The Penhydd Trail was previously known as the 9Feet Trail)
Nan Bield Pass Video Still The Nan Bield Pass

This very slow and technical descent in the Lake District is a real challenge all the way down. This is not one of our usual fast videos, I'd need a foot more of suspension for that!
The Dragon's Back

Coed y Brenin in Winter is just as good as it is in Summer. Some mud splashing adds to the fun on this clip of the Dragon's Back.

Big Doug in December

A quality 'descent' at Coed y Brenin which actually loses hardly any height at all.

Garburn Pass

A great descent to start the Three Passes Route (Garburn, Gatescarth and Nan Bield).

Gatescarth Pass

This one is a lot more dangerous than it looks. Just getting to the bottom of here without crashing is something of an achievement. When Paul shouts 'Alright Phil?' it's because Phil has just crashed in to the back of him!

Lake Syfydrin

A short, beautiful section of double on the fabulous outward bound section at Nant yr Arian. Some lovely solid rock on this one.

Nant yr Arian Mark of Zorro

The second half of the Mark of Zorro descent at Nant yr Arian. An old favourite this one.

Gower Hillend Descent

Great singletrack on the Gower Peninsula with a fabulous view. Paul (Pictured) was shocked how much steeper it was in reality than he had seen on our previous videos.

Gower Singletrack

Fast route down towards the Hillend at Gower. Compare to the one below titled Gower 2002, which we shot four years ago (clearly).

Nant yr Arian First Descent

The first descent at Nant yr Arian will open your eyes to this great riding location. Enjoy!

Black Run Glyncorrwg

The Black Run is short but very sweet and there are plans to extend it. For more video of this run and details of the brilliant Afan Adventures Uplift service see Here.

Penmachno Final Descent

Starting with some tricky switchbacks and ending in another long fast straight this one is fast, if a little tiring by the end.

Penmachno Straight

Three sections of high speed high-jinks on the new trail at Penmachno, near Betws y Coed.

 

Penmachno Traverse

The one with the crash.

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The Wall

At least I think it's the Wall... A brilliant day in January, we did so many descents via the Afan Adventures Uplift service we lost track.

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Wharncliffe Woods

Wharncliffe Woods is full of incredible steep descents which are a blast but frankly look rubbish on helmet camera. There are also some mad fast routes through the trees like this one. I almost impaled myself on a broken branch to get this clip.

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Helvellyn Descent of Lower Man

OK, so this is a slow one for the top two thirds, but viewers were complaining we never screened any technical stuff. So here it is, defying death on Helvellyn, it's pretty anyway. For the feature of this amazing ride see Hell's Ridge

High Street 'Lost' Singletrack

This section of Bridleway is easily missed as the obvious trail goes straight over the top. Take the time to find the less ridden left turn however and one of the longest natural descents around starts with this beauty.

Nidderdale North

A section of one of the hardest and best trails on the Nidderdale route.

Nidderdale Shooting House Drop

Finally the new light camera let us film some of the classic downhills on this epic ride. This is the last descent on the Nidderdale 1 ride, it usually takes six hours to get back to here! I edited the boring gate in the middle which is always closed DOH!

Matterdale Common

Not a spectacular video this one, just a beautiful trail which is a bit harder to go fast on than it looks. Lots of holes and rutts to catch out the unwary. Speeds up a lot towards the end.

The Dragon descent Pink Heifer

19.5Mb Windows Media

The dragon descent at Coed y Brenin. A little wet and slow going at first but things do pick up a bit.

Skyline Trail Final Descent

17.5Mb Windows Media

Been meaning to film this descent for ages and it's a bit special. If you haven't much energy left at the end of the Skyline Trail then that would be a shame, because it's all about rocky jumps!

Syfydrin Trail Singletrack

12Mb Windows Media

A fast and furious short stretch on the Nant yr Arian Syfidrin trail. Just a bit of snow to prove we were there in February.
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Dyfi Forest New Singletrack

32Mb Windows Media

Dark, slippery and death defying at speed, exclusive new video of superb singletrack in the Dyfi Forest. Turn the sound down to avoid hearing my laboured breathing as I had a stinking cold that day!

Swaledale Fremington Edge

20Mb Windows Media

A windy Winter day in North Yorkshire, class descent though and beautiful sunshine.

Rhayader Rear Facing Camera

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The Rhayader round final descent, in two sections it's so long, even at this speed! A wet Winters day and there's this much fun to be had...

Clip Two 28Mb

Llangynog Big One

At last the huge descent at Llangynog (well at least the top section) makes it on to video. I simply refused to hall our previous BIG camera up there...

17Mb Windows Media

Rhayader Gully Descent

A bit slow as it's pretty steep but great views on this awesome trail an easy mountain bike ride from the centre of Rhayader.

18Mb Windows Media

Nant yr Arian Italian Job

The first descent on the Summit Cycles trail at Nant yr Arian. High speed fun in a steep sided valley. This is just the middle section.

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Nant yr Arian

High as a Kite trail. Sorry about the large file, but this has to be some of the worlds best, fast singletrack!! We're going to set up an award just so we can give it to these guys.

21Mb Windows Media

Gwydyr North Trail

The very beautiful 17 mile long new Marin trail near Betws-y-coed. Not to be missed. More footage soon. (Now showing below).

13Mb Windows Media

Gwydyr North Singletrack

Here's some more of that Marin Trail footage we promised you. One more to come (The Ridge).

5Mb Windows Media

Cwmcarn Vertigo

Scare yourself silly only half an hour from Bristol. A long one but worth it.

24Mb Windows Media

Rhossili Down Descent

The big one, lots of rocks and holes and isn't it a bit steep?

16Mb Windows Media

Gower 2002

It's still there, it's still gorgeous and you haven't been yet!

9.5Mb Windows Media

New Heifer Singletrack

Someone asked for new videos and here they are. Sorry about the squeaking disk brakes...

18Mb Windows Media

CyB New Singletrack

New singletrack at the end of the MBR. It's a lot of fun for a short section.

With sound!

12Mb Windows Media will take between 30 and 1:20 mins on standard home connection.

Flightpath Singletrack at CyB

Great singletrack at Coed y Brenin

With sound!

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Peak to Peak Route - Kamikaze

Top speed on big rocks with no inner tubes Stan's tubeless strikes again.

With sound!

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Llangollen Singletrack

Sound Track

The Offa's Dyke path in Llandegla Forest. One long sweet downhill.

16Mb Windows Media

Mach3 - The Chute

Sound Track

We must try this incredible descent in the dry, when wet it's lethal! try it for yourself.

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 Gower Peninsula Downhill

February 2001, before Foot & Mouth.

Small File

6Mb Windows Media

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Afan Argoed Genesis

3Mb Windows Media (8-20 mins) big screen

Afan Argoed Genesis

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Rear Facing Camera

Singletrack in Sutton Coldfield

With Sound!

7Mb Windows Media will take between 20 and 50 mins on standard home connection.

Afan Argoed Hidden Valley

Long narrow and fantastic singletrack on the 9Feet trail, this video lasts two and a half minutes and it's only the upper half of the trail!

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Dead Sheep Gully

The whole of the dead sheep gully from the Afan Argoed 9Feet trail. A 'must see' complete with Mark Sleigh crashing (a rare event).

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Pink Heifer at Coed y Brenin

The infamous Plunge Pool Descent steep, slippery and dangerous.

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Karrimor Hermon

The lower two stages of this awesome long descent. A bit of a slow start due to camera paraphernalia, but it warms up!

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Snap

on the Red Bull trail at Coed y Brenin 
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Crackle & Pop

6Mb Windows Media

Rocky Horror Show

Red Bull Coed y Brenin

13Mb Windows Media

Sutton Rain Gully
Exploring the limits of traction...
The Holly bush bites.

13Mb Windows Media

Sutton Secret Trail Video

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Red Bull

21Mb Windows Media. This rear facing video was sent in by Darren Sladden.

Short Test Clip

1Mb Windows Media
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The videos are shot with a helmet mounted camera giving a real 'rider viewpoint' feel for the trail.
The camera is a tiny 'lipstick' sized marvel from Action Cameras actioncameras.co.uk They have some superb quality cameras and an essential LANC remote control which can switch on and of your camcorder as well as control recording.

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The playback speed of these videos is exactly as they were taken, they have not been speeded up. We're flattered to hear that some of our readers (viewers?) think they have! The digital video format used to record them is time encoded, allowing exact verification of playback duration.


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