Honda CRF250L Rideout
Free for Trail Riders Fellowship members, we will be doing two levels of guided ride on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. For experienced riders who may have modified their 250Ls, Colin will lead a challenging route, while Marianne will lead an easier couple of days ride for novices, those with original tyres fitted or riders who prefer easier going. Partners with trail bikes other than 250Ls are welcome, but otherwise we would ask that you only book this weekend if you ride a 250L. If you are not a TRF member, the fee is £50 (so cheaper to join!) If you are considering buying one of these motorcycles, two are available to hire for £350 (or £200 if you can only do one day). The hire fee includes the guiding fee for non-members.
On Sunday, the local roadracing meeting at Tonfanau would welcome help in the form of marshalling. Don’t worry if you have never done it before, as you will be paired with someone experienced. You will receive a lunch voucher and £20 expenses.
It is suggested that all participants stay in Machynlleth, and on Saturday night, we all gather at the White Lion for an evening meal together. An accommodation list is available to download (opens in new window with most browsers, but if it doesn’t appear, please email.
We do trail riding days for riders of big bikes such as KTM Adventures, BMW GSs, Honda Transalp, etc. In summer, we can provide "adventure riding days" which bridge the gap between road and trail riding, and are suitable for bikes fitted with dualsport tyres and people on pillion. Colin has a Moto Guzzi Stelvio to lead the heavy bike days and our colleague Mark leads a more challenging day for big bikes on a KTM690 or BMW F650GS Dakar. We don't force you to ride very deep water though! The picture is from an unusually challenging ride down Strata Florida.
The "Plas Dolguog Hotel, Penegoes, Machynlleth", "Maenllwyd, Machynlleth", "Bikers Retreat" and "George Borrow" weekends can be either an early start if you wish to travel and stay Friday evening, or a late start if you prefer to travel in the morning. First person or group to book gets to choose! All four places we use provide secure parking for your bike overnight.
The Machynlleth rides will have one day with some challenging routes and the other day a little easier. If novice riders prefer the easier route both days, we will run separate groups. The Bikers Retreat ride will be challenging both days, so best for experienced riders only. The George Borrow weekend is good for all.
Fancy longer than a couple of days? Enjoy seeing new places? We have put together some great routes and contacted accommodation providers along the way. We will book the accommodation and take your overnight bags from place to place for you. Five day tours cover South, Mid and North Wales, while the four or three days tours encompass Mid and North Wales. We offer a choice of good quality hotel or guesthouse or cheaper bunkhouse accommodation. You can either use your own trail or enduro bike, or hire one of ours. A minimum of four people is required.
Trail Riding Newsletters
If you would like to recieve our newsletter with special offers and competitions where you can win trail riding days or free accommodation, please email Mariannewith information about whether you have your own bike (and what it is) or wish to use ours. If you are a woman rider, you might also like to be notified about our women’s days which are suitable for riders with their own bikes or those who wish to use ours. The days are not always exclusively women, although sometimes the men go riding separately with Colin.
Trail Riding Holidays
If you would like to combine a couple of days’ trail riding with other activities, or with activities for partners and children, please enquire. Available nearby are the Higgins Rally School and the Raptor Birds of Prey Experience. Not too far away are white water rafting, horse riding and pony trekking, mountain biking (with or without bike hire), the Centre for Alternative Technology, the Devils Bridge Steam Railway, The Silver Mine Experience and plenty of walking! We can provide information on events happening in the area, and if you wish, can book specific activities for you. Visit our Things To Do in Wales page for some ideas of activities and places to visit.
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