Dyfi Events

The Antifreeze

The Antifreeze is a new multi lap mountain bike challenge staged at Coed y Brenin Forest Park. The event too place on Sunday the 1st of March 2015.

Riders each attempted 1, 2 or 3 laps of the challenging 11.5km course, taking in some of the best that the forest’s way marked trails have to offer. It is a staggered start event with riders departing at regular intervals.

2015 event report

howies Dyfi Enduro

The 2015 howies Dyfi Enduro was a mass start non-competitive MTB ride through the Dyfi forest on the weekend of the first May Bank Holiday.

Based in the town of Machynlleth the event has become one of the most anticipated in the off road endurance calendar.

This year’s event took place over the weekend of 2nd/3rd May.

Event report

Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro

The 2014 Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro is now over. The event took place at Coed y Brenin Forest Park in North Wales on 5th October and saw 600 competitors take on the challenges of a 25km or 55km course.

The 2015 Event will take on October 3rd & 4th. Entries will go live at 6pm on Sunday the 7th of June at 6pm.

Full event details

The Dyfi Enduro, and subsequently Dyfi MTB Events, grew out of an idea in the year 2000, to run a mountain bike event on the great network of trails that crisscross the huge Dyfi forest, North of Machynlleth in Mid Wales.

We started out small, with the rugby club as HQ, 250 or so riders, a one speaker PA playing Queen out the back of an Austin Maestro van to Dia Donkey as MC. The idea was to bring new riders to the area, inform them about the Mach 1, 2 and 3 natural routes, the Dyfi forest based Climach-X trail, and remind riders that there is more to Wales than trail centers.

We got a mixed bag of entrants that first year, from established XC racers, to local commuters on borrowed off-road bikes, which was exactly what we wanted, anyway we did something right, riders (almost) unanimously praised the event and its trails (there were a couple of notable exceptions who thought we should be locked up), Pretty quickly we got to the point where we had to cap entries.

With assistance from of a loyal band of helpers, some great sponsors, and friendly landowners the event has grown to be one of the most popular in the UK, with entries selling out faster and faster each year.

We now run three events each year, the howies sponsored Dyfi Enduro, which is always the first May Bank Holiday weekend of the year, the Trek Coed Y Brenin Enduro, which is normally the first weekend in October and the new Antifreeze event which is late February or very early March.