Bike Corris at the 2017 Dyfi Enduro

Bike Corris at the 2017 Dyfi Enduro

Bike Corris is delighted to sponsor the 2017 Howies Dyfi Enduro to the tune of a day's guided riding with tea and scones for two! This will be given as a spot prize on the finish line, so if you're in the event, it could be you!

If you'd like to talk about booking a guided ride, just call by the Mobile Event Centre for a chat and a brew.

Demo Day Fun

Demo Day Fun

Cotic Rockets blast through the Dyfi...

Cotic Demo Day - Sunday 22nd May

Cotic Demo Day - Sunday 22nd May

We are pleased to welcome a Cotic Demo Day to Corris on Sunday 22nd May.

Full details on the day's format and how to book are on this page.

Dyfi Enduro Top Tips

Dyfi Enduro Top Tips

Are you riding the Dyfi Enduro? Read our event top-tips here...

Win an entry to the Howies Dyfi Enduro!

Win an entry to the Howies Dyfi Enduro!

Bike Corris is giving away a ticket to the 2016 Howies Dyfi Enduro!

For the chance to win it, just Like and Share the Facebook post.

The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday 15th February.

Bike Corris Sponsors Dyfi Enduro

Bike Corris Sponsors Dyfi Enduro

The entry date for the Howies Dyfi Enduro has been announced as 6pm on Thursday 31st January.  If you want to ride this now legendary route, get your fingers on the keyboard early, as last year all 1000 places sold out in minutes.

Bikes Corris are pleased to be sponsoring the event, with a day's guided riding (and lunch) for two people thrown into the lucky dip bag. 

Now add a reminder in your phone, and I hope to see you there.

Come Say Hello at the Dyfi Winter Warm Up!

Come Say Hello at the Dyfi Winter Warm Up!

This weekend sees the legendary Dyfi Winter Warm Up return to Corris for its sixth year. Respected and revered, Warm Up features an interesting mix of lycra-clad pro teams starting the season hard and Gore-Tex'd up warriors out to battle the elements. And this year in Corris, the elements are well dug in. Last night saw -5C in the valley, and General Slate and his crew have been hard at work piste-ing the slopes to perfection. 

Sadly, I can't ride this year, but I will be parked up at the Craft Centre on Sunday morning. If you are interested in a weekend break later in the year, please come and say hello.

PS. The Craft Centre Cafe does a great cappuccino and fine cake. You're an athlete. You deserve it.

(Image Credit - Duncan Vaughan)

A day out with MBR

A day out with MBR

A few weeks back, Pete and Tom from MBR popped down for a look around the forest and beyond. We had a great day out, ending with cake and coffee just before the rain came.

You can pick up the magazine in most good newsagents, or download a copy here:

http://www.mbr.co.uk/publication/mountain-bike-rider

Ride.io come to play

Ride.io come to play

A couple of weeks ago, Tom from Ride.io came for a taste of the Dyfi prior to racing the Welsh Enduro Series. 

Read more about his experience here:

http://ride.io/riding/bike-corris-dyfi-guiding-and-holidays/

Dress for Success (in the Dyfi)

Dress for Success (in the Dyfi)

It's no secret that West Wales does see a drop of rain. However, this doesn't stop fun on the bikes! By choosing the right trails, the forest provides shelter from the worst of the winds, while the slate beneath our tyres shows why it was the world's favourite roofing material by draining the water away. Fortunately, grass-slogs and bogs are rare around here!

As ever, good kit helps turn a slog into a blast. Waterproof shorts, shoes or socks, plus a good jacket will keep your body feeling snug, while a glasses and a good fender keep your eyes on the trail.

Even if the morning is a touch damp, a warm lunch with good coffee will set you up for the afternoon, and a there's roaring fire to dry boots and eat cake in front of at the end of the day.

Rest assured, no matter what the weather, the riding will be superb. 

What's the 'best bike' for the trails around here?

What's the 'best bike' for the trails around here?

Fat bikes, thin bikes. Enduro bikes, All-Mountain bikes. XC bikes, CX bikes. The choice in bicycles is so bewildering today it leaves many a rider pondering which niche defines them best.

However, nearly every design has been tried and tested in the Dyfi since the first MTBs were imported by enthusiastic locals over 30 years ago,and a quick glance around on a typical Tuesday night ride shows a few common themes that work well: A full suspension frame with 120-160mm at each end; A dropper seat post; fairly chunky tubeless tyres - not dual ply, but not lightweight race spec either. 

What matters most is that you trust the bike, and it works well. The terrain is tough and the slatey grit eats brake pads for lunch! It’s also great if everyone’s riding bikes of a similar type, so that’s one less place for the excuses to hide! ;-)