Back On Track’s trail team has recently completed works to breathe a fresh lease of life into Cwmcarn’s classic downhill track Y Mynydd. The lower “motorway” section of the trail has had a complete re-build with all jumps and features having been brought up to contemporary downhill trail standards. The course now offers a progressive challenge for advanced level riders encompassing a variety of technical sections strewn with roots and rocks through to jumps up to forty foot in length.

Take a look at a quick video of the rebuilt lower section of the trail:

Opening tomorrow…Freshly rebuild lower section of Y Mynydd downhill track at Cwmcarn. Cracking job by the Back On Track team, taking a classic design and giving it a new lease of life!Enjoy…..Cwmdown mtb upliftsCyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources WalesMtb Ranger South Wales

Posted by Back on Track Mountain Bike Solutions on Friday, 3 November 2017


The announcement of the HSBC UK National Downhill Series for 2018 has been welcome news after it was announced last year that the British Downhill Series would no longer be run. Better still is the news that races will be held on some of the classic British downhill courses in South Wales including Cwmcarn and Rheola. Other rounds see the series appear on the World Cup course in Fort William, Scotland; Rhyd Y Felin in North Wales; and Bringewood in Shropshire.



Historically the British National series races have attracted some of the best racers in the world. Not only is this due to the fact that Britain breed a pedigree of world level mountain bikers, but also in no small part it is down to the great variety of excellent trails we have to offer. Two rounds of the race series will have UCI C1 status allowing riders to gain UCI points – invaluable for young British World Cup hopefuls.

Want to see what all the fuss is about? If you’re up to the challenge, why not book and uplift day with Cwmdown? If spectating is more your thing, then Cwmcarn is the ideal venue with great viewpoints of the massive jumps on the lower section of the course from the scenic footpath. As an added bonus there is the ample parking on site and great food at Ravens Café in the Cwmcarn Visitor Centre.

We are extremely excited to see the 2018 race series get underway and bring the limelight back on this classic Welsh trail.