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Snow Update – Mon 11/12/17

11-12-2017

With over a foot of snow falling yesterday, it will come as no surprise to anyone that the Visitor Centre, Car Park and all trails we will remain closed until such a time as we can offer safe access up the access road and into the car park. We are hoping that we have secured…


Forecasters are right again.

10-12-2017

Well, the forecasters were right again, and on cue, the snow has began to fall again this morning, leaving us with no option but for Visitor Centre, Car Park and all trails to remain closed today (Sunday 10th December) and tomorrow. Our aim now is to get in tomorrow and began in the clear-up to…


Snow Update – Sat AM

09-12-2017

Following more snow overnight, the visitor centre, car park and all trails will remain closed today (Saturday, 9th December) It is currently snowing quite heavily, and the forecast suggests that this is set to continue for the rest of the morning. The access road has not been treated in any way, and is only passable in…


Forecasters got it right!

08-12-2017

Despite our best efforts today, unfortunately, until the snow stops there is simply nothing we can do to open the car park and visitor centre. As quickly as we try and clear the snow away, our efforts are quickly covered again by the white stuff. Im afraid mother nature has won this one. With the…


Christmas Opening Hours

02-12-2017

We have a few changes to our opening hours over the Christmas period so we can enjoy the festivities too. Christmas Eve: 9-4 Christmas Day: CLOSED Boxing Day: 9-4 New Years Eve: 9-4 New Years Day: 9-4 We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year.


No Snow Today…

26-11-2017

The overnight forecast was 50/50 on whether we would wake up to a white blanket over the forest, or not. Im pleased to say it was the latter. It is still very cold up here, about 1 deg C at the visitor centre, and there is sure to still be some snow and ice about…


First Snow of the Season @ OPA

25-11-2017

The first snow of the season has arrived at Oneplanet Adventure. Just a dusting currently, and we managed to open the car park with minimal delay this morning. However, there is still some snow and ice in the car park, so please take extra care on the access road and car park. The forecast shows…


More Internet Problems…

21-11-2017

Im afraid we are once again experiencing serious internet issues. Unfortunately, as a rural business, with no access to cable broadband, we are constantly struggling with a reliable and economically viable solution to ensure a source of internet for both business use and for customers. We have been informed that our current solution is suffering…


Advanced Warning of Trail Closures

17-11-2017

Due to tree harvesting the B-Line will be closed from late Sunday afternoon until the end of next week. Diversions will be in place so do follow them. Other closures that will remain in place are: Post 72-73 JJ’s Jumps Also be aware that the Sunset Enduro is taking place tomorrow so there will be tapes in…


Dash in the Dark 2017

08-11-2017

The Dash in the Dark series is back again, so dig your head torches out and come along to join us for what is always an enjoyable, social evening with refreshments provided in the cafe. Registration starts at 6pm for the race at 7pm. The 6.5km trail is well marked and should provide a challenge…


The Countdown is on… Night Enduro 18th November

08-11-2017

10 days to go for our awesome night enduro and there are still places available It is going bigger and better this year and will run a Mash Up format, meaning that you can ride each of the 4 stages as many times as you can to get a winning time. The course opens at 3PM and it’s…


Back to Business as Usual

13-10-2017

  BT have got our phone line back to normal working order, so we are back to business as usual =] We really appreciated your understanding and cooperation while they were down. Thank you very much.


Phone lines are still down….

03-10-2017

  Following our electricity issues over the weekend, we have been left with no phone lines, in or out of the visitor centre. Unfortunately, with very poor mobile signal, the only way of getting in touch with us currently is via our Facebook Page or via email. We apologise for this inconvenience, but fear we…


Fire Service XC Race Results

02-10-2017

  Another year and another awesome Fire Service XC race here at Oneplanet Adventure. The weather stayed kind, although it was pretty muddy on the singletrack sections, making for some testing, technical riding for competitors. Well done to everyone who took part and supported the event. Special thanks as always go to race organiser, George, and…


Trail diversion

15-09-2017

    Please be aware that the Red Trail is currently closed between posts 65 and 72 for trail maintenance. Please follow the marked diversion, apologies for any inconvenience caused. We hope to reopen the section by next weekend and appreciate your patience.  


Always in Motion the Future is…

14-09-2017

You may have noticed there have been some changes happening on our website, most noticeably when trying to either shop online or book courses. We are updating our webstore to something new and exciting. We do appreciate your co operation during this time and we are aiming to get everything up and running as fast…


Orange Demo Evening – Wednesday 16th August

10-08-2017

  So the count down begins, less than a week to wait until Orange bring their demo fleet for you guys to put to the test. I hope you are as excited as we are. There will be a specific demo loop that will take around 30 minutes and involve either a Red or Blue…


A Quick Spin with Al Bond

27-07-2017

This is Alex Bond who coaches for us and runs the Jumps and Drops course. If you are interested in any our courses, please get in touch. We have courses ranging from Core Skills right the way through to Bike Maintenance and Bespoke Private Courses. Click here for further information.


Fire Fighters Charity Mountain Bike Race

27-07-2017

Chester Fire Service are holding a MTB race with us on the 1st October. It is a pre entry only race and if you are interested in entering we have the entry forms in the Bike Shop. There is and entry fee of £15 with all profits being donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. The…


Welsh Enduro Series – 08/07/17 – Trail Closures

28-06-2017

Please be aware that due to the hosting of Round 3 of the Welsh Enduro Series, on 8th July 2017 there will be several diversions in place on the trail network here in the forest, meaning that all Black graded trails will be closed to the public. All other trails, skills area, pump track and…


Welsh Cycling XC race on the 7th May.

28-04-2017

  A great race for first timers and seasoned racers alike, with a mixture of forest road and natural trails. Get your online entry in before they close at midnight on the 30th April, or alternatively you can enter on the day.    


Something for the Little Ones

19-04-2017

Guess who is coming to our Demo Weekend this weekend? Early Rider!! We will be having a pump track for the children to test ride them on and enjoy themselves. Perfect if you were struggling to keep them entertained on the last few days of half term and even better if they need a new…


A Bigger Slice of British Pie – Llandegla Premiere: The Aftermath

13-04-2017

The Llandegla Premiere of A Bigger Slice of British Pie went off in a big way. Great atmosphere, great company and an even better film. The beers were flowing and the BBQ was a hit as usual. We hope you all managed to sleep last night, as a fair few cans of Monster Energy drinks were consumed.…


Llandegla in under 90 Seconds

07-04-2017

  One of our customers single handedly created a video of himself riding our trails and having the time of his life, we hope you enjoy watching this as much as you enjoy riding the trail.


A Bigger Slice of British Pie – Llandegla Premiere

23-03-2017

So the guys behind ‘A Slice of British Pie’ have actually made a sequel, and guess what? We have landed one of the first screenings of their new film ‘A Bigger Slice of British Pie’. It is showing on the 12th April from about 7pm, there will be limited spaces for the showing. There will…


2017 Demo Weekend is Rolling up Soon

21-03-2017

Who is ready for the best day of the year? Guessing all of you lovely people. What: Demo Weekend When: 22nd and 23rd April 2017 Where: Here at Oneplanet Adventure So the whose who of Mountain biking are descending on Oneplanet Adventure over the weekend, this means clear your calendar and get down here. There…


Support Finnbar’s Charity Ride To Alder Hay

05-03-2017

A father and son team are setting off from Oneplanet Adventure on Sunday, and heading off to the Alder Hay Children’s Hospital in Liverpool to raise money for the charity. After Finnbar’s injury in December 2015, where a lorry knocked him off his bike and badly broke his leg, he had a long road to recovery.…


Thank you to all our customers

02-02-2017

Everyone here at Oneplanet Adventure would like to say a big thank you to all of our lovely customers who helped us raise £2218.85 for the Wales Air Ambulance in 2016. This year we hope to match or better last year. The charity needs to raise £6.5 Million per year to keep the service running and…


Changes to Hire Bike Booking Procedure

27-01-2017

Please note, that as of 1st February 2017, payment for hire bikes will be required at the time of booking. Payment will be required in full, but will be refundable up to seven days in advance of actual hire date. Our hire bike fleet is often fully booked at peak times, meaning that we must…


Snow/Ice update

14-01-2017

  After a small amount of snow/hail overnight we have now cleared the access road and are now open as usual. Please take care whilst driving up the access road and around the carpark as there are still a few patches of ice. Once here, if you are venturing into the forest, please make sure you have…


Snow Update

13-01-2017

So, the promised snow has been delivered to Oneplanet Adventure, right on time. However, there is not as much as we had feared, for now. The guys have been out working their magic and we now have the lower car park open. If you do decide to come up for a ride, please take extra care…


OPA Christmas Dinner

13-12-2016

It’s the night of the year we know everyone is waiting for. Wednesday 21st December is the date for your diaries, and Richie is already beginning to prep for this years legendary OPA Christmas Dinner. As usual, we will be serving an awesome traditional Christmas Dinner, with all the trimmings. 2 courses will be £9.95…


Christmas Opening Times

09-12-2016

Opening times, for the car park and visitor centre, over the Christmas period are as follows: Christmas Eve – 9.00am – 4.00pm Christmas Day – Closed Boxing Day – 9.00am – 4.00pm New Years Eve – 9.00am – 4.00pm New Years Day – 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday 2nd Jan – 9.00am – 6.00pm All other…


Important H&S Info – Phone Lines Still Down

24-11-2016

Please be aware that due to an ongoing fault with the BT Openreach network, we are unable to receive or make phone calls at the Visitor Centre. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause regarding getting in touch with us, please email us at hello@oneplanetadventure.com for all enquiries and we will endeavour to get back…


Dash in the Dark Series Returns

03-11-2016

The ever popular ‘Dash in the Dark’ fell running series, organised by Clwydian Range Runners, returns to Oneplanet Adventure again for the winter of 2016 /17. With 3 events throughout the winter, this is a great series to help maintain that motivation to train through the dark nights. This super relaxed event, with great atmosphere…


Winter Opening Times

01-11-2016

Im afraid there is no getting away from it, winter is coming… With the changing of the clocks, comes the shift to our winter opening times up here in the forest. Whilst the visitor centre opening times remain unchanged, the car park will now be locked at 6pm every night, apart from Wednesdays. We will…


Night Enduro is back at OPA!

26-10-2016

We are extremely excited to confirm that the Mini Enduro Night Race is once again being held here at Oneplanet Adventure on Saturday 12th November Going bigger and better for 2016, the Night Enduro will run a Mash Up format meaning that you can ride each of the 4 stages as many times as you can…


Cheri on the cake.

21-09-2016

This season started off with plans of Gravity Enduro racing and ended up with XC marathon! Something I haven’t done since 2010. First up was the British Marathon Champs in the Crychan Forest, Mid-Wales. Described by Matt Page, marathon legend and organiser, as the toughest UK champs that have ever been. Two laps totalling 94k with 3000m…


We are recruiting!

16-09-2016

So, are you as passionate about sharing the mountain biking love as we are? Are you reading this, thinking ‘its time for a new challenge’? Do you want to work in a close team offering the best possible service whilst enjoying the company of likeminded individuals? Then i suggest you read on…. We have a few opportunities up…


The Fire Service race is back!

25-08-2016

The Fire Service race is back! We are proud to say the fun event returns to Coed Llandegla Forest on Sunday, 30th October 2016, with 4 laps of 4/6 miles, a mixture of man made trails, single-track and forest roads. This event has been organised by George at Chester Fire Station for many years and it has grown to be…


Pilgrimage

23-08-2016

Pilgrimage  noun  {a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion} Pilgrimages take place all over the world, some more famous than others. The Ganges, Vatican, Jerusalem and Bethlehem top the list of holy locations. However for the British mountain biker a different pilgrimage exists. It is a route that dates back to when we first discovered there was more to life than riding in the…


Have you found your EPIC?

02-08-2016

  Have you found yours yet? The giant mirrored letters, reaching 4 meters high and 11 meters wide, forming the word EPIC is part of the latest phase of Visit Wales’ marketing campaign to promote Wales as an adventure destination. The installation is popping up unannounced at locations across the length and breadth of Wales over the…


Mountain Biking : The Untold British Story

21-07-2016

We are open every Monday during the summer school break.

20-07-2016

  We are open every Monday through the school summer break, starting on the 25th July until 29th August. Keep the kids busy or just have long weekend. The cafe will be open 9am and serving until 5.30pm with the bike shop open from 9am and closing at 6pm. The car park will still be…


Gilbert’s travels Episode 1

22-06-2016

The Beskidy MTB Stage Race   Why Beskidy?   While mountain biking in the Pyrenees last year I had the pleasure of meeting two top mountain bikers  (Anna Cipullo – Bike Soup  / Carla Haines – Torq) During our time together I asked… what’s the best MTB race you have ever done? With no hesitation Anna replied…


Important Trail Closures this Friday – 3rd June

31-05-2016

Please be aware that on the morning of Friday 3rd June 2016, a helicopter will be in operation within Coed Llandegla Forest, applying fertiliser to certain areas of the crop within the forest boundary. Unfortunately it will be necessary for much of the forest to be closed off to the public during this time for…


Oneplanet Adventure Race Team

19-05-2016

  Scott Evans – Enduro,  Cheri Mills – Enduro, XC and Cyclocross,  Matthew Gilbert – XC and Road,  Ed Roberts – Enduro,  Ryan Dutton – Enduro.   With the race season well under way and podiums already under their belt, at Oneplanet Adventure we’re proud to have such an enthusiastic, dedicated and talented race team. All of…


Demo day and MTB meet-up

26-04-2016

Wow, what a weekend! Bikes, beer, burgers and sunshine…. what more is there to life? A big thanks to all who made last weekend such a fantastic event, the MTB community is certainly alive and peddling. We met new friends from far and wide, all enjoying the mountain biking Coed Llandegla Forest has to offer. It was…


Ed back on home soil.

21-04-2016

After a wild three weeks away racing the dust of South America at the Enduro World Series it was a bit of change to be riding on the slick roots, rocks and mud of the infamous Grizedale forest in the Lake District. I have competed in this round of the PMBA series for the past two…


Demo Day & #MTBMeetup 23rd & 24th April

19-04-2016

After the huge success of both the MTB meetup and our massive demo day last year, we decided the only way we could make them bigger and better this year was to combine the two. So on the 23rd and 24th of April we will be hosting a stellar list of bike brands all set out in…


Introducing… Ed Roberts

22-03-2016

  Currently making his way to Chile for the first round of the Enduro World Series, Ed Roberts is our newest rider on the team. Ed’s main focus this year will be Enduro Racing and he will be completing the full programme of EWS events. Ed is coming of the back of a solid two years…


Sunday 13th March, first round of the Welsh XC series here at Coed Llandegla Forest.

01-03-2016

Have you got your entry for first round of the Welsh Mountain Bike series, here at Coed Llandegla Forest? A great season opener for all, from kids under 8 to elite, there is a category to suit all ages and levels. The race is organised by Welsh Cycling and Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn Conwy, who have a specially…


We need your help!

24-02-2016

We are stoked to have been nominated for the Wales Online Peoples Choice Award for Best Cafe in Wales. Just to have been nominated is amazing, but to actually win would be unbelievable. The award will be decided by the general public, via an online poll, and we are up against some very strong competition…


Winter Food Challenge

17-02-2016

Have you tried our Welsh Lamb Tagine yet? Our locally sourced moroccan spiced lamb sausage, served with D’agen prune couscous, topped with a yogurt and mint pomegranate dressing, it is our entry into this year’s the North East Wales Tourism Ambassador ‘Winter Food Challenge’. The top three entries will go into a live cook-off in…


Dash in the Daylight this Saturday.

16-02-2016

  Off the back of the success of ‘Dash in the Dark’, Clwydian Range Runners are pleased to present; ‘Dash in the Daylight’ – 10Km – Saturday 20th Feb 2016. 10Km / 370m trail race here at Coed Llandegla. Registration from 9:30am – 10-30am for 11:00 am start. £5 entry fee. Full waterproof jacket, hat…


Still breezy, but we are open again.

02-02-2016

After what was, as promised by the Met Office, a very stormy day yesterday, the worst seems to have passed, and we are able to reopen the forest this morning. We do have a few confirmed trees down, and checks are still going on, but with the wind now subsiding, it is safe to re…


Forest Closed Today Due to High Winds

01-02-2016

Please note, that due to the extremely high winds we are currently experiencing, and that are forecast for the rest of the day, we have no option but to close the forest for public access today. All walking, running and mountain bike trails will be closed until tomorrow morning, when we will reassess the situation…


Give us your litter!

22-01-2016

We have long battled to persuade those who drop litter in the forest, or anywhere else for that matter, to see the error of their ways. We have now decided to offer up a bit more ‘carrot’ and a little less ‘stick’ to the situation. Oneplanet Adventure have teamed up with the guys at Velo…


Dash in the dark returns this Friday 22nd January.

21-01-2016

  After last weeks cancellation last week due to inclement weather we are pleased to say it returns this Friday. So get your head torch charged and a base layer ready……… see you on the start line.  


Carpark and Trails OPEN!

19-01-2016

Good morning, we have had a warmer night which means some of the snow and ice has melted. The access road are almost clear of snow and ice, and the main carpark is well gritted. The trails do still have some ice and snow on them and it will still be difficult to access the…


We will be CLOSED Tomorrow (Monday)

17-01-2016

Well, its been a pretty full on few days of snow clearance for everyone up here, a massive thank you to everyone who has made it up to enjoy our winter wonderland, we hope you had a great time.  Im sure you will understand if we say that we hope normal service will be resumed as…


What is likely to happen in the morning?

15-01-2016

We have spent the entirety of the day clearing the car parks as best as we can, a couple of mechanicals have hindered progress, but car park 1 has been cleared and we are on to car park 2 now. We have just had another snow storm, and more are forecast for this evening. This…


Lower Car Park now open, but still plenty of snow remains

15-01-2016

After another long morning of snow clearance, we have once again got the lower car park open for visitors. We will continue to clear the rest of the car park this afternoon, with our priority being getting as much cleared as possible for the weekend. Unfortunately, there is more snow forecast for this evening, which…


Some snow overnight, but what does today have in store?

15-01-2016

Looks like the promised snow overnight, hasn’t amounted to a great deal, maybe 2 inches or so, and we should be able to get the first part of the lower car park open by mid morning today. However, the forecast does suggest that we could get more snow during the day, which may lead to further disruption.…


Open again, but plenty of snow remains

14-01-2016

After a fun few hours, we are pleased to say that the lower car park is now clear of snow and ready to be opened. We will keep working on the rest of the car park and hope to have most of car park 1 open by lunch time. The access road is still only…


Overnight Snow means we will be closed this morning!

14-01-2016

Please note that due to overnight snow, we will not be able to open the car park, visitor centre or trails first thing this morning. We will begin clearing the car park asap and as soon as we get it to a point where we are able to safely allow access, then we will let…


Nukeproof Mega 2016 demo day on 17th January.

07-01-2016

    It’s the first demo day of 2016 and it’s one you’ve all been waiting for. On the 17th January the guys from Nukeproof will be here for the day giving you the chance to demo the all new Mega AM series! They will have a selection of sizes from small to XL and…


Say no to the treadmill!

29-12-2015

Say no to the treadmill!  Take the hamster wheel out of your New Year’s resolution and hit the new 10k running trails here at Oneplanet Adventure. Funded by local running group the Clwydian Range Runners, the route includes some testing climbs and fun terrain to take your running to the next level. Fancy setting a goal? 2016…


True Blue open again.

23-12-2015

  The harvester has been busy clearing the wind blown trees and we’re pleased to say that ‘True Blue’ is back open again, just in time for your festive riding. Enjoy.


Christmas Opening Times.

18-12-2015

Please see below the opening hours for the visitor centre and car park for the festive period. Notable changes to our usual opening times are on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day, when the visitors centre will close at 4pm and the car park at 4.30pm. We look forward to…


Richie’s Christmas Feast – This Wednesday Evening!

12-12-2015

This Wednesday evening is not to be missed up here in the forest. Richie and Jack have already started to create their magic in the kitchen, in preparation for our annual Christmas Dinner on Wednesday night, 16th December, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. So make sure you get your riding buddies together, get your lights charged,…


Trail update

02-12-2015

  Trail update; We are hoping to reopen ‘True Blue’ by the end of the week, once the fallen trees have been cleared. We also have a short diversion for maintenance on the red trail, from the reservoir back to the centre. All will be back up and running as soon as the work is…


True Blue Closed due to fallen trees

01-12-2015

Please be aware, following the storms of Sunday night and Monday, we have had to take the decision to close the section of Blue graded trail at the top of the forest called True Blue. There are several trees already fallen over the trail, making it impassable, however several other trees remain in an unstable condition…


Dash in the dark series returns.

26-11-2015

Tomorrow sees the return of the ever popular ‘Dash in the Dark’ series here at Coed Llandegla Forest. The course follows a well marked trail of approximately 6.5km. Please remember there in a compulsory kit requirement of; Torch with 2 hours battery life (head preferred), full waterproof jacket, hat and gloves. Registration is from 6pm with…


High Winds Expected In Forest

17-11-2015

Please be aware that whilst we envisage being able to remain open for the rest of today and tomorrow, high winds have been forecast for this afternoon and overnight. If you do choose to ride, please check the latest weather conditions with the Met Office before riding and take extra care. If you do find any trees…


Private Coaching at Oneplanet Adventure

03-11-2015

After a couple of private coaching sessions with Cheri, Helen sent us over this beaming review of the private coaching system we now have at Oneplanet Adventure. We are now providing bespoke sessions from a broad to narrow focus and finding fantastic progression from all our clients. Sessions can be booked on weekdays and weekends…


Trailblazers battle it out in the annual Fire Service race.

27-10-2015

  Things got hot this weekend when 81 riders set out for the annual fire service, here at Coed Llandegla Forest. Once again the race saw a great turn out, with all battling for the local bragging rights. A challenging mix of trail, forest road and natural sections kept the riders grinning/grimacing on the autumnal Sunday morning. Team OPA’s…


The Fire Race is coming… Sunday 25th October

17-09-2015

After last year’s success, we are proud to say the fun event returns to Coed Llandegla Forest on Sunday, 25 October 2015, with 4 laps of 4/6 miles, a mixture of man made trails, singletrack and forest roads. This event has been organised by George at Chester Fire Station for many years and it has grown…


Another UKGE podium for Aiken at Ae.

01-09-2015

Another round of the UKGE and another podium for Aiken, grabbing second place at Ae forest, Scotland. Aiken is current senior category leader with only one round remaining at Dyfi. ‘This month’s round took us up north again, past Hamsterley into Scotland. Ae forest is a great place to ride, the trail centre stuff is impressive…


Midsummer Ghost & Nukeproof sale

26-08-2015

  We are approaching August Bank Holiday and we feel like doing something special for you guys… As of today  we are having a massive price reduction on Nukeproof and Ghost stock bikes, from the awesome value Ghost Kato FS7 to the race ready Nukeproof Mega AM Pro! We only have a limited number of…


The Solar Bike.

18-08-2015

A few Oneplanet Adventure regulars may have noticed a bike with an unusual looking trailer attached to it. Well this bike has certainly caused quite a bit of intrigue. We grabbed it’s creator Graham and got to the bottom of it. ‘Described as “an all-mountain all-rounder, light enough to ride all day but tough enough to…


Tell us what you think..

11-08-2015

Here at Oneplanet Adventure, we always strive to give you the best possible experience and we’d love to know how we’re doing. If you could find a couple of minutes to complete this brief questionnaire, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. This would help us with future developments and enhancing every aspect of your experience at Oneplanet Adventure. Tell…


Hammer Time.

05-08-2015

Another round of the UKGE and another podium for team OPA. Aiken gave us the rundown on his weekend; ‘Hamsterley has been one of my top northern riding destinations since I learnt to drive around 6 years ago. A huge 4x track, quality DH trails with uplift and a pretty decent network of graded and…


We’re also open on Monday’s throughout the school summer holidays.

28-07-2015

Don’t forget throughout the school summer holidays we will be open on Monday’s. What better way to entertain the kids out than getting them out on the trail, walking or riding, here at Coed Llandegla Forest. No bikes? Don’t worry, bikes and helmets can be hired and pre-booked at the centre by calling 01978 751656. We can even arrange…


Nukeproof Mega AM Pro, back in stock and ready to rip.

16-07-2015

The Mega AM has always been ready to race out of the box. Fully armed with 160mm travel, single chainring, dropper post, big tyres, and sensible componentry. The Pro model retails for £3,199.99 and is the top of the line model with a full SRAM XO1 drivetrain, RockShox Pike RCT3 fork and DebonAir shock, RockShox…


July 25th.. come and celebrate with us!

08-07-2015

  25th July sees us celebrate our 10th Anniversary here at Coed Llandegla Forest. This landmark birthday wouldn’t of been possible without you, our loyal customers. Join us for a day of celebration with something for everyone. Good riding, good food, entertainment…. and our limited edition beer ‘Bunny Hops’ on tap.  


Aiken takes the win at UKGE.

01-07-2015

Last weekend, the UK Gravity Enduro revisited Grizedale forest in the Lake District. Aiken and Scott made the trip to represent Team OPA, with Cheri pulling out due to injury. Scott filled us in on the weekends proceedings. ‘I set off early Friday morning to get some unofficial practice time up at Grizedale for the…


Santa Cruz Demo Day is Coming!

26-06-2015

“Saturday 4th July Santa Cruz will be showing off their latest bikes up here at Oneplanet Adventure’s summer Santa Cruz demo day, and we want to make it the best demo day yet! To help you guys get the most out of your demo rides and to help you choose the right new bike for…


Pints and podiums.. the second episode.

23-06-2015

After the exhilaration of the Emerald Enduro we headed to the West Coast for some relaxing cycle touring, we initially based ourselves in County Galway in the Connemara National Park with some superb scenery. Camping right on the coast with the Twelve Bens mountain range behind us, we met a local guy who ran the…


Introducing the Yeti Beti

23-06-2015

This weekend saw our friends at Yeti announce their new range of female specific bikes. Yeti being a longtime supporter of the Beti Bash, the largest women’s MTB race in America, quietly showed two women’s bikes for the first time to racers and spectators attending the 6th annual Bash. With a release date of 25th…


We want your edits!

04-06-2015

Fancy having your handy work on show in our cafe? We would love to see your Llandegla riding edits. Not just head-cams though, we’re looking for some imaginative, entertaining and quality work of any length to showcase on the TV in our cafe. We would like the riding sections of the edit to be be filmed…


Team OPA on the road. Pints, Peebles and Podiums.

03-06-2015

Team OPA have had a busy fortnight. Cheri took on the Enduro World Series in Ireland, seven timed stages over 56k with 1750m of climbing at the challenging technical trails at Wicklow Hills. With fantastic weather and a slight mishap on stage four, Cheri happily finished 24th against the worlds fastest enduro racers. Tracy Moseley continuing her…


Reconditioned ex-hire bikes now for sale.

26-05-2015

  This is your chance to pick up one of our Commencal Ramone ex-hire bikes, fully reconditioned and ready to ride for just £600. Making the perfect hard tail for anyone looking to get into mountain biking, for the first time or just someone looking to re-ignite the flame this summer. Each 26″ wheeled bike…


Santa Cruz and Juliana demo day….4th July

21-05-2015

Santa Cruz and Juliana demo day is coming on the 4th July to Oneplanet Adventure. We will have a large range of Santa Cruz bikes in various sizes and specs available for you to demo, including the Juliana range of women specific mountain bikes. As ever this is going to be a busy day so…


Aiken’s season starts with another podium for team OPA

13-05-2015

Sat in my camping chair in the back of the van, listening to the rain at 10am on Friday morning. I’d just driven 200 miles to Triscombe for the first round of the UK Gravity Enduro series and I honestly wasn’t feeling too positive! It can only mean it’s a wet start to my 2015…


Tim Baillie, a winning mindset.

12-05-2015

It’s certainly frustrating to be sitting at home this weekend as the 2015 UK Gravity Enduro Series kicks off down in Triscombe, I did have an entry but unfortunately knee surgery 7 weeks ago has ruled me out of competing. Happily there’s live internet results this year so I’ll be following the action from the…


Orange demo evening, Wednesday 20th May.

07-05-2015

  We are having an Orange Demo Evening on the Wednesday 20th May, from 4.30pm – 9.00pm. There will be a wide range of bikes including the new Orange Five in various specs and sizes. As ever this is going to be a busy day so bikes will be limited, so if you are looking to demo…


Scott takes on the famous Dyfi Enduro.

07-05-2015

With the EWS looming in a couple of weeks, I thought I’d best get in some miles in preparation. What better way to do this and enter the Dyfi enduro, big miles with big climbs and cracking descents. Awaking to a wet Sunday morning, I dug out my waterproofs and gave the bike a once over. Weapon of choice was the Orange…


Raceface supporting Team OPA for 2015

05-05-2015

  After a successful 2014 for team OPA, we are pleased to announce Raceface as the new clothing partner. They join Renthal and Troy Lee Designs in supporting the team for 2015. Looking fresh in their 2015 kit, we grabbed an opportunity to get team OPA together before a busy summer of racing really kicks…


Want to work at Oneplanet Adventure?

30-04-2015

  We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic chef to join our team at the forest visitor centre. The ideal applicant will be able to perform in a fast paced environment, have great multi tasking skills and maintain an eye for detail. The role will be working alongside our head chef who has vast…


A day with a world champion at Oneplanet Adventure.

29-04-2015

‘After the first of our Katy Curd’s Ladies Jumps and Drops courses, MTB addict and Oneplanet Adventure regular Sarah sent over this beaming review of the day. If you are in two minds whether to book onto this course, Sarah has provided a detailed diary of the day to help you make up your mind.…


Get a Pair of Continental Tyres for just £25!

22-04-2015

  Are your Tyres due for re-tyre-ment? Can’t get a grip? Or maybe you simple fancy a swanky new set of Continental rubber at a killer price. During April/May we are running a Continental tyre amnesty here at Oneplanet Adventure. What’s the deal? With the Continental Tyre Amnesty you can trade any old set of tyres (front…


Oneplanet Adventure in ‘Best Bike Shop List’ 2015

16-04-2015

  What an amazing tenth year we are having, and in particular, what a week it has been up here at the centre. At the start of the week we were honoured to have received the ‘David Scrutton Award‘ for sustainable tourism, and now we have been informed that for the second year in a…


Oneplanet Adventure win Tourism Award

14-04-2015

  Oneplanet Adventure are honoured to have been awarded the prestigious ‘David Scruton Award’. We have received the award for delivering Sustainable Tourism and successfully raising the profile of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to visitors. The celebrated award was presented to Ian by Jeff Morgan, Chairman of The…


Demo weekend coming..

07-04-2015

  It’s that time of year again and on the 25th/26th April we will have our Spring time Demo weekend and this year looks like it’s set to be the best yet… We will have some of the most exciting new bikes around for demo. Brands such as Yeti, Ibis, Nukeproof and Ghost. As usual…


Summer Opening Times

31-03-2015

  Well, the daffodils are out, the sun is shining and the trails are drying out nicely. With the changing of the clocks, its also time to move to our summer opening times. Whilst the visitor centre hours of opening do not change, check them HERE, the Car Park opening times do. Please be aware of…


Aiken’s mega review.

31-03-2015

With a month of solid riding under his belt, Aiken beamed over his review of the 2015 Nukeproof Mega AM Pro. Where to start… The bike is an animal. Risky manoeuvres, debatable line choice and just straight hucking, my 2015 Nukeproof Mega AM 275 does it all. Compared to some carbon builds she isn’t the…


Forget the chocolate this Easter get yourself a Ghost!

26-03-2015

Ghost’s all new Kato FS range are now in stock and ready to put a SPRING in your step this season! The Kato FS range are without a doubt the most affordable and value for money range of bikes out there, just look at the Kato FS-7 spec sheet for proof, FULL Shimano XT groupset,…


Welsh Enduro series kicks off in the sunshine.

24-03-2015

First round of the much anticipated new Welsh Enduro series, saw the team OPA heading to Coed y Brenin on a crisp spring morning. Second race..second podium, with Ryan getting 3rd in seniors and Scott getting 13th in masters.   This was one I was looking forward to, well I was until I came down…


Team OPA..first race..first podium!

11-03-2015

  Last weekend saw the first PMBA Enduro of the season, with Cheri, Scott and Ryan representing Team OPA. A great weekend by all accounts… especially by bringing home two podiums! Cheri taking 4th in the women’s category, Ryan taking 2nd in seniors and Scott grabbing 23rd in masters. The first round of the PMBA…


The Coffee Trail Book

26-02-2015

  Take a look at this project from Coed Llandegla Forest regular, Yvie Johnson. Like all of us here at OPA, she loves coffee. Please take a minute to have a look at the short video, filmed in part here at Oneplanet Adventure. Oh, and don’t forget to vote for us to be included. “A Coffee…


Team OPA winter training… Part 2.

11-02-2015

 Phoebe  Following my recovery from my fracture, I started to get back on the bike and train hard ready for the new season. Training got harder as the winter months went on, it got colder and wetter which made it hard to motivate myself. But with determination, a positive mindset and a push from my…


Team OPA winter training.. Part 1

29-01-2015

With winter training in full swing, in this first part we caught up with Cheri, Aiken and Tim, to see what they’re up to and how they are preparing for the forthcoming season. Cheri I was 41 before I decided to buy a cyclocross bike… where have I been until now! I ride an Orange…


Wrexham Gourmet Burger Challenge

28-01-2015

  If you paid us a visit over the weekend you may have spotted our ‘Rhug Estate Organic Welsh Lamb & Mint Burger’ on the menu. Rich has created this masterpiece as an entry to the Wrexham Gourmet Burger Challenge. A competition which sees Oneplanet Adventure pitch their culinary skills against 11 other establishments in the…


Groundhog Day @ OPA

22-01-2015

  Yet again, thankfully the large amount of snow forecast didn’t amount to much, however, frustratingly, yet again it was enough to mean we had a clearance job on our hands in the car park. Thankfully, the ramp up to the car park and the lower section of car park 1 are now passable with…


Snow Update.

21-01-2015

Unfortunately due to continuous snowfall since lunchtime, we are forced to close with immediate effect. Tomorrow morning we will set about clearing the car park with a view to re-opening as soon as possible. Keep an eye on our website, facebook or twitter feeds for up to date information.


Vital ID… be safe… be known.

21-01-2015

Why carry ID? – Heading out for a ride on your own, if you are an adult with children, the importance of carrying ID has never been so crucial. If you find yourself in a situation where you need help in the event of an accident or a medical emergency you are often having to rely…


RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – 24th & 25th January

20-01-2015

  Are you ready for the world’s biggest garden wildlife survey? Big Garden Birdwatch – 24th and 25th January. The countdown has commenced for the world’s biggest garden wildlife survey – and more people in Wales than ever before are being called upon to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch (January 24-25). Now…


No Snow Over Night :-)

20-01-2015

  With no more snow over night, and a fresh delivery of gravel arriving first thing this morning, we are once again open for business. There is a significant amount of snow and ice on the car park and access road, but a liberal dusting of gravel on the car park mean it is passable…


Snow Update.

18-01-2015

Unfortunately we have decided that tomorrow, Monday 19th, the car park will be closed due to the overnight snow that is heading our way. During this time we will be doing everything we can to get the car park and access road cleared for Tuesday morning. Obviously we cannot predict yet how much snow will…


Snow Update

14-01-2015

We have now cleared the main driveway and lower area of the car park which is now accessible with care, we will continue to clear the rest of the main track around the car park now. The temperature currently remains low, however it is forecast to rise this afternoon, so hopefully this will begin to…


WEATHER UPDATE – SNOW

14-01-2015

Following snow fall overnight, the visitor centre, car park and all trails will be closed for this morning at least. The forecast is to warm during the day, and we will begin clearing the car park first thing, however we will have to assess the situation later this morning and update you further then.


Tim’s home trails and coaching tales.

13-01-2015

Coming from Scotland originally and now being based in Nottingham I always look forward to trips home. It’s great to visit family and friends but also the convenience of having good riding within 10mins drive of my parents house is a massive bonus compared to Notts were we usually drive for most of an hour…


Trail Update – Following Last Nights Storm

10-01-2015

Following a full trail inspection after last nights extremely high winds, we are pleased to inform you that the only section of trail seriously affected is True Blue. This is the section of Blue graded trail which runs from the top of the forest to the middle forest road. Unfortunately, due to the number of…


New year….New faces.

02-01-2015

  Llandegla forest locals, Cheri (Lardy) Mills and Scott Evans, the latest additions to the Team OPA roster probably don’t need an introduction being regular faces here at Oneplanet Adventure. Cheri brings a wealth of experience and some top results too, in both cross country and enduro disciplines. In 2010 Cheri was crowned Welsh Champion…


Happy New Year

01-01-2015

  So that was 2014, and what a great year it has been up here in the forest. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout 2014, and we look forward to bigger and better things again in 2015. The snow has all but gone from the forest now, so there is no better…


A Chilly Day at Degla

29-12-2014

  The temperature is a toastie -4 deg this morning and the sun is just rising as we speak. With no more snow over night, we have once again spread gravel on the car park, and both the access road and car park are, although still very icy, passable with care. The visitor centre is…


Snow & Ice Update

28-12-2014

  Well, no more snow overnight, which is good news. The current temperature is showing at -6 though, which means what snow and slush was left last night has now frozen solid! The access road is very icy indeed, and even the main road is currently pretty slippy in patches. We are spreading gravel as…


Christmas Webstore Delivery Deadlines

12-12-2014

  Please be aware that the last day for orders from our webstore for Christmas delivery will be 19th December. Orders placed after this time may not arrive until after Christmas. E-Gift Vouchers and ‘Pick Up In Store’ will be available until 3.00pm on Christmas Eve.


Christmas Opening Times.

09-12-2014

Please see below the opening hours for the visitor centre and car park for the festive period. Notable changes to our usual opening times are on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day, when the visitors centre will close at 4pm and the car park at 4.30pm. We look forward to…


Stocking fillers……

04-12-2014

Main gifts sorted yet? How about a few stocking fillers? Here’s a handful of ideas to get you started, with prices and products to suit every gap in the Christmas stocking.   Chamois Butt’r Sachet – 70p A handy individual sachet full of Chamois Butt’r Original which is a non-greasy skin lubricant developed by cyclists…


Gifts for under the tree….

03-12-2014

Missing a few surprises to under the tree this Christmas? With gifts to suit all budgets OPA will make sure the mountain biker in your life is smiling this Christmas morning.  Ice Toolz Essence Tool Kit – £59.95 The essential tool kit from Ice Toolz for any budding mountain biker, a high quality and superb…


Speed & Flow with Neil Donoghue

26-11-2014

  Introducing another new course to the Oneplanet Adventure course calendar, Speed & Flow with Neil Donoghue. Neil has been coaching his ever popular Jumps and Drops course here at OPA for a number years now. Many people have enquired as to the next progression, others have enquired about riding technical features and trails, others…


Gifts for kids…..

26-11-2014

We have bikes for all the mini shredders in your life…. suitable from just 6 months old! We have the radest gear in mini sizes, so why not get your mini-me kitted out this Christmas. Early Riders – Starting at £69.00 Life is an adventure… start early. Really early. From 6 months to 6 years…


Gifts for her…

25-11-2014

Gifts for the female mountain biker in your life… we’ve got it all wrapped up. Here at OPA we have a full range of female specific MTB goodies to spoil her with. Chamois Butt’r Her – 8oz Tube £12.99 Whilst some women choose Estee Lauder or Lancome for their skin care needs, the mountain biking…


Gifts for him…

22-11-2014

  Whether its to pimp his ride, improve his ride or that item he has been hinting at all year… or if you are unsure of what to buy the mountain biker male in your life here are a couple of ideas! Chamois Butt’r – 8oz Tube £12.99 Chamois Butt’r Original is a non-greasy skin…


Ladies Jumps and Drops with Katy Curd

19-11-2014

Ladies, we are pleased to tell you we have some dates for your diary. Katy Curd, current world 4x champion, will be here at Oneplanet Adventure for a few days through next year coaching her Jumps and Drops course. This is for you if; You find yourself in the air, but want more control. Are looking…


A busy week for Phoebe.

11-11-2014

Fresh from a pleasing 2nd place at the Fire Service race here in the forest, we caught up with team OPA rider Phoebe Hughes on her return from a 3 day intensive training camp with Welsh Cycling during her half term break from school. ‘The Fire Service race at Llandegla was really good, the race…


Volunteers do a Rubbish job – Amazingly!

30-10-2014

We must say a massive thank you to everyone who gave up their free time today to come and help clear the trails of rubbish and litter. We were blown away by the fact that more than 40 of you turned up to help, and so many children too, it was fantastic. The trail network…


Yeti demo day… look what’s coming

29-10-2014

  The guys at Yeti have just sent over details of their fleet for this Saturday’s demo day. You will be able to try as many of the bikes as you like, giving you a unique opportunity to try different bikes, specs and sizes to help you decide which of these awesome bikes will suit your…


70 racers set the forest alight, in the annual Fire Service race.

28-10-2014

Well, what a great day we had up here on Saturday the 25th of October. The Annual Fire Service race was blessed with good weather again. This seems to be the norm year on year, George certainly knows how to plan the sunshine. Over 70 riders took to the start line for the 11.30 kick…


Aiken’s welsh adventure

23-10-2014

As the season has now drawn to a close, and autumn is fully upon us it’s the perfect time for weekend trips away with the boys to ride bikes. Without pressure of a race weekend, it’s a chance to really just enjoy riding bicycles and having a laugh with a solid crew! Don’t get me…


Winter won’t stop us!

22-10-2014

Don’t forget the clocks go back this weekend, which also means our car park closing times change. So from Sunday onwards we will closing the gates at 6pm, except on Wednesday’s when it remains 9pm. Don’t despair though, we’ll keep you riding through the winter. We have a large selection of clothing in the shop to…


Litter Pick Day

16-10-2014

It never ceases to amaze and sadden us here at Oneplanet Adventure, that the mindless few who think it’s OK to drop litter can have such a negative impact on the forest environment here at Coed Llandegla. We know it’s a big issue for many of our customers and despite investing a great deal of…


Tim rounds off the season with another top ten.

15-10-2014

Last weekend I travelled up to Bacup to race the final round of the Empire Cycles/PMBA Enduro series. This was my first race of the PMBA series so I wasn’t sure what to expect. After riding Saturday’s practice I was really impressed with the stages which contained a very wide variety of terrain and were…


Demo day is coming!

07-10-2014

Saturday the 1st of November sees a great opportunity to try the new Yeti 5c and ASRc with ‘Switch Infinity’ technology here at Oneplanet Adventure, with our Yeti demo day. As with all our demo days there will be a fee of £10 per person which goes towards Welsh Air Ambulance. You will need to…


Keep calm just 3 days left in the SALE!

03-10-2014

Just 3 days left to enjoy 25% OFF Everything in the shop! A great chance to start your Christmas shopping! or spoil yourself! Bikes included in the sale; NEW Ghost SE 2930 – 44cm – Was £779.99 – NOW £584.99 Ex Demo Ghost ASX 7500 – 44cm – Was £1999.99 – NOW £1300 Ex Demo…


OPA now an official Fox Suspension test centre

01-10-2014

We’re pleased to announce that we are now an official Fox Suspension test centre. Thinking of an upgrade? At OPA you can now try before you buy. This also means if we have sent your forks to Mojo Suspension for servicing we’ll keep you riding, as you can use a set of our test forks…


End Of Season Sale!

17-09-2014

We are currently being blessed with a fantastic Indian Summer here in the forest, and with this in mind, we thought it would be a fantastic to give you the opportunity to get your hands on that piece of kit you have yearned for all year, but not yet grabbed. This could be your last…


The Fire Service Race at Coed Llandegla Forest

12-09-2014

  The Fire Service race is back! We are proud to say the fun event returns to Coed Llandegla Forest on Saturday, 25 October 2014, with 4 laps of 4/6 miles, a mixture of man made trails, singletrack and forest roads. This event has been organised by George at Chester Fire Station for many years and it has grown to…


Etape Cymru

10-09-2014

  As you might know, this Sunday 14th September is the ‘Etape Cymru’ road sportive. If you are planning to ride here at Coed Llandegla Forest you’ll be glad to hear this does not affect us this year as it has in the past. The A525 (Wrexham to Ruthin road) is open for the entire…


Team OPA at the closing round of UKGE

10-09-2014

It only feels like yesterday that the UK Gravity Enduro series was kicking of at Ae Forest, but last weekend saw the last race of the series at Grizedale in the Lake District. Team OPA were in full attendance with Aiken looking to amend his missed Dyfi round and hang on to a 5th place…


Trail Pixies work their magic

07-09-2014

  Oneplanet Adventure’s Volunteer Trail Pixie Team have been out and about again in the forest, this time working their magic at post 76 on the Red Trail. We formed the ‘Trail Pixies’ a couple of years ago as we had several customers who had expressed an interest in getting more involved with the trail…


Time to fire up the lights!

04-09-2014

It certainly has been a great summer of evening shop rides. The weather was definitely on our side, with rain (and maybe a bit of thunder storm) only on one occasion. It’s been fantastic meeting new people and riding some classic routes through the Dee Valley and the Clwydian Range. Thanks to all who joined…


Aiken’s Whistler blog!

22-08-2014

OPA Enduro team rider, Aiken, has just returned from another trip to Whistler and had the following to say about his adventures, a word of warning, if you get jealous easily, you may want to skip past this, suffice to say, we think he likes it out there 😉 I wasn’t planning on heading back…


A Challenging Week for Team OPA…

20-08-2014

With a full timetable of racing on the cards, last weekend was looking busy for all of Team OPA. UK Gravity Enduro was to see Aiken and Ryan making the trip to mid Wales for the Dyfi forest round of the series and Phoebe heading to Cannock Chase for the fifth round of the British…


Visitor Centre open 7 days a week for Summer holidays

08-08-2014

  For the duration of the school summer holidays Oneplanet Adventure will be open 7 days a week. This means that between now and 1st September, the visitor centre, bike shop, bike rental,  and cafe will all be open as usual on Mondays as well as the rest of the week. If you wish to…


OPA Team Race Report – Phoebe @ Hopton Woods

06-08-2014

With the Commonwealth games wrapped up for another four years, OPA’s own 2018 Gold Coast prospect Phoebe Hughes sent over a quick race report from her recent British Cycling Cross Country National Championship race at Hopton Woods in Shropshire. So I returned from Lanzarote on the Thursday before the National Champs at Hopton Woods. The…


Shop Closed for Stock Take

01-08-2014

Please be aware that next Monday and Tuesday, 4th & 5th August, the shop area of the visitor centre will be closed for its annual stock take. This will mean that the retail area, bike hire and workshop facilities will all be closed to the public during this time. If you have already pre booked…


Catching up with Sally

23-07-2014

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony tonight we caught up with team rider and proud Queens baton bearer Sally Gabriel.


Tim Baillie’s Olympic Journey

18-07-2014

OPA Team rider Tim Baillie talks about his journey to the pinnacle of his sport and winning Olympic Gold. Why not join us after your Wednesday night ride? On the 2nd of August 2012, history was made at the Lee Valley White Water Centre. Tim Baillie and crewmate Etienne Stott were the first British athletes ever to…


NEW! Yeti SB5c with Infinity link developed with Fox

17-07-2014

So here it is, here is what we’ve all been waiting for!!! Launched today this is the NEW SB5 from Yeti. We will be having a Medium Demo – available {Fingers crossed} start of September!


Aiken wins @ UK Gravity Enduro Rd3

24-06-2014

This weekend saw the return of the UK Gravity Enduro to Afan, South Wales with the third round of the 2014 series. OnePlanet Adventure had a full team racing with Tim coming back from an ankle injury, Aiken from hurting his ribs and Ryan fresh of a third place finish at the Kirroughtree round of…


Sally’s season, not going to plan…

19-06-2014

Some of you may know that I have been racing for OPA for the past 8 years (albeit intermittent with 7 orthopaedic operations in the past 10 years!). However, this will be my first ‘blog’ and for those who care to read – it might be a slightly long one! It should come as no…


Team OPA in action over the weekend

18-06-2014

Team OPA have again been on the hunt this weekend with Ryan up at the forth round of the PMBA enduro series and Phoebe taking on her first national race. Phoebe made her way south for the third round of the British Cycling National Cross Country Series at Margam Country Park in Port Talbot. Her first national race and her…


Phoebe Hughes Joins the OPA Team

13-06-2014

We are really pleased to announce a new edition to our race team here at Oneplanet Adventure, Phoebe Hughes. Phoebe races cross country, currently in youth category moving up to junior category next season. Having already gained some fantastic results, the future is looking bright. As a regular ‘Degla’ rider, you may have already seen Phoebe at the…


Team OPA news from Rd2 of UKGE Series

27-05-2014

This weekend saw the second round of the UK Gravity Enduro visit Innerleithen. Renown for steep technical tracks and with the weather forecast far from ideal this round was setup to be pretty testing. Team riders Aiken and Tim made the journey to represent Oneplanet Adventure. Things didn’t quite go to plan for Tim though as he explained when…


Team OPA in action last weekend.

21-05-2014

Oneplanet Adventure team rider Tim Baillie is currently living the dream, racing and riding out in Whistler. We caught up with Tim after the GO Enduro event that took place at the weekend. “Just after booking a fortnights holiday in the Vancouver area I realised that the Whistler Bike Park was opening the last weekend…


Oneplanet Adventure voted ‘Top 20 Independent Bicycle Dealer’

09-05-2014

  We were all super chuffed to have been chosen to be included in Bike Biz’s annual list of the ‘Top 20 Independent Bicycle Dealers’ in the UK for 2014. You can read the full details on why we were chosen and how HERE. To be given this award is a great achievement for us,…


B-Line is open again

25-04-2014

  It’s been a while, and if we had a pound for every time we have been asked ‘Is B-Line open yet?’ over the last couple of months, we would be very rich people, however, we can finally answer that question positively. The harvester has finished clearing the significant storm damage, the North Shore section…


Oneplanet Adventure Enduro Team debut @ Rd 1 of UK Gravity Enduro

15-04-2014

  This weekend saw the first outing for the Oneplanet Adventure Enduro Race Team when they headed North to Ae forest in Scotland, for the round 1 of the UK Gravity Enduro Series. The five race stages were spread over the 37k loop, which ranged from steep and natural downhill tracks to ‘flat out pedal…


Trail Update – B-Line & True Blue

13-04-2014

We have had a few customers asking when B-Line and True Blue sections of trail will re-open. It is a frustrating situation for all involved, however we can assure that everything possible is being done to get these sections safe and rideable again as quickly as possible. UPM Tilhill, the owners of the forest, have…


2014 Oneplanet Adventure Enduro Team members are:

09-04-2014

In 2014, Oneplanet Adventure’s three man Enduro team will be competing around the UK in the UK Gravity Enduro Series and other enduro based events. With assistance from Renthal, Troy Lee Designs and Fox Racing Europe the team will be hoping to make an impact on the series on board their tricked out Nukeproof Mega…


Summer Opening Times

01-04-2014

Well, the daffodils are out, the sun is shining and the trails are drying out nicely. With the changing of the clocks, its also time to move to our summer opening times. Whilst the visitor centre hours of opening do not change, check them HERE, the Car Park opening times do. Please be aware of the…


Want to watch ‘Won’t Back Down’ & raise money for a good cause?

04-03-2014

Oneplanet Adventure are very pleased to announce that we are supporting the regional launch of the movie ‘Won’t Back Down – The Steve Peat Story’ on the 20th March in Chester. All proceeds will be going to the Ride for Michael Charity, an extremely worthy cause and one we are proud to be able to…


Wind Blow – Trail Update

25-02-2014

After a massive effort from UPM Tilhill chainsaw operators immediately after the storm earlier this month we were very quickly able to get the vast majority of mountain bike trails reopen with the minimum of delay. Quite rightly, many of you have been asking when the remainder of the mountain bike trails ( B-Line and…


Good News for Tomorrow :-)

17-02-2014

After another day of tireless tree clearance by the UPM Tilhill staff and we can bring you some positive news. We will now be able to re-open the Green Trail, Red Trail, Black Trails, Pump Track, Skills Area and Freeride Area first thing tomorrow morning. We will still have some closures in place, most notably…


Good Progress Made, But Closed Tomorrow.

16-02-2014

UPM Tilhill’s team of chainsaw operators have been in the forest all day today and have managed to clear all the trees from the forest roads allowing us full access to the forest again in case of emergencies. To try and make as much progress as possible tomorrow, all trails will remain closed, we will…


Trails will remain closed tomorrow.

15-02-2014

  Some routes may not appear to be too bad, however, there are large areas of the forest which remain ‘No-Go’ zones. We have had the electricity company in the forest today repairing downed lines, but as yet the biggest problem is emergency access, or lack of it, to the forest. All forest roads currently…


All Trails Closed!

15-02-2014

Due to more high winds overnight, resulting in more trees down over both trails and forest roads we are afraid we have had to take the decision to close all mountain bike and walking trails today. We currently have a team out getting the complete picture on the situation and will reassess our options as…


Little Improvement in Conditions

14-02-2014

We have had teams of chainsaw operators in the forest all day, but they really have only managed to scratch the surface of the trees that have fallen over the trails. We now have confirmed trees down on almost all the trails, and with high winds forecast over night, the situation is currently only set…


Fearless Duathalon – Are you ready?

14-02-2014

February 23rd once again will see the return of the Fearless Duathalon to Coed Llandegla forest. If you’ve not got your entry in yet, there is still time to join the other 150 people who have. Just follow this link to make sure you get to take part in this challenging event with a focus…


Winds and snow a concern for the weekend

14-02-2014

  The storm of Wednesday evening has certainly left its mark on the trails, with trees down at various locations throughout the forest. We have more high winds forecast for tonight, and its currently snowing! All trails are currently open, however blockages are present at various points due to fallen trees. Basically this is a…


It was a wild night last night, but we are open

13-02-2014

It was a wild night, but we are open. After the storm of the decade we awoke this morning to a much calmer scene. Whilst there is a dusting of snow and ice on the car park and access road, we have managed to open the car park and visitor centre. Whilst we have some…


Open for now, but will be closed this evening.

12-02-2014

The snow has now turned to rain and we have been able to clear the lower car park sufficiently to allow us to open again Please make sure you take care on the access road as there is still snow and ice on there. Please remember, that conditions on the trails will remain very wintery…


Snow stops play again!

12-02-2014

Following a thaw overnight, we were hopeful that yesterday evenings dusting may of disappeared in time for opening this morning. Instead of that, it started snowing quite heavily again, with snow sticking immediately and meaning that currently it is unlikely we will be able to open the car park, visitor centre or trails today.  …


We are Open ;-)

11-02-2014

The snow has stopped and we have managed to clear the lower car park to make it safe to use again. There is still plenty of snow and ice around on the access road and more importantly on the trails, but we are open again. Please remember, that conditions on the trails will remain very…


Snow affects play again today

11-02-2014

More snow early this morning has undone the good work of last nights slight thaw and has again meant we have been unable to open first thing this morning. We are hoping that the snow will not last too long and as soon as it does stop we will be able to get to work…


Closed today, due to snow.

10-02-2014

Well, it has come to a surprise to us all, but this morning we have a layer of the white stuff at the visitor centre. With the visitor centre closed on Monday’s there are no staff able to get the car park clear and so, it will remain closed today. We will begin clearing any…


Demo Day 22nd February 2014

07-02-2014

Hear ye, hear ye… We are having another demo day! Saturday 22nd February  here at Oneplanet Adventure, Coed Llandegla Forest. Yeti, IBis, Ghost and Nukeproof will be bringing their current fleet along with them, for you to not only drool over, but to ride as well. Fox will be joining us on the day with…


Big thaw then Freeze overnight

01-02-2014

Yesterday saw a significant dump of snow in the morning, followed by one of the quickest thaws we have ever witnessed. The forecast for today was heavy rain / snow, however we have currently got bright blue skies and despite some very icy conditions on the access road and some patches of ice in the…


1st Snow of the year.

31-01-2014

Well, it had to happen at some point, unfortunately the snow has chosen the weekend of the Night Enduro to come and visit. If you had entered the event, you should of had an email from Chris informing you that the decision has been taken to postpone until 1st of March, given the conditions here…


Night Enduro Postponed due to poor weather!

31-01-2014

Race Postponed to Saturday 1st March 2014 We are very sorry but due to the amount of Snow that has fallen at Llandegla this morning we are going to postpone the race. The forecast was for rain but this has fallen as thick snow this morning and with more forecast for Saturday we decided its best to postpone the race…


Want to race for Oneplanet Adventure?

21-01-2014

Interested in racing for Oneplanet Adventure? We are looking for applications from riders to form the Oneplanet Adventure race team to compete in UK Gravity Enduro races. The deal will include a bike for the season, race kit, race entry and workshop time. In return we are looking for talented riders with a passion for…


Badger heads to South America

17-01-2014

Oneplanet Adventure’s own intrepid explorer Ian ‘Badger’ Owen has once again headed out to South America to take on one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world. The 7 day stage race will see him tackle some of the largest mountain ranges in the world, as we speak he should be on his…


Get some Skills ready for Spring.

15-01-2014

An ideal course to kick start those new year resolutions available at Oneplanet Adventure is our entry level course Ready 2 Ride. This is the course for the person who has little or no mountain biking experience. A really relaxed informal day looking at equipment options through to pedaling tips, body position to coping with…


Mini Enduro Night Race Feb 1st 2014

07-01-2014

Have you ever fancied laying down an ‘Official’ time down some of your favourite Degla trail sections? Yes, well what about it in the dark? If the answer to that is double yes, then Chris at Naked Racing may well have the perfect solution for you. We have been chatting with Chris for some time…


New Years Resolution – Ride More!

02-01-2014

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you had a fantastic festive season, and if like us, probably indulged a little too much as well. So many of us make a promise to ourselves that we are going to ride more this year, get fitter, focus on making the most of our spare time etc. If…


Looks good for tomorrow

27-12-2013

As it stands currently, and after a lot of hard work by UPM Tilhill staff, all but a couple of sections of trail are now clear of fallen or dangerous trees, which means, barring further high winds, which are not currently forecast, we will re open the trails for 9.00am tomorrow. Two sections will remain…


Trails remain closed as high winds persist

27-12-2013

We have now been into the forest and been able to make a quick assessment of the situation. Having spoken with the forest owners, it has been decided that all trails will remain closed for now. We have confirmed trees down at several points around the red and black trails and with the winds still…


Currently closed due to high winds and storms

27-12-2013

Well last night saw very high winds and rain that has meant that Llandegla village has had no electric for the night. The high winds have not subsided at all so far this morning and are forecasted to get worse throughout the day. We are on our way to check what the situation is at…


Christmas Offers!

18-12-2013

We have just one week left until Santa visits your home and delivers all your presents! We are open straight through until Christmas Eve, for those last minute presents that you need to get! And to give you a little something to say thank you for shopping with us we are offering a couple of…


Christmas Lunch!

15-12-2013

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat! Before you indulge over the festive period why not get one of the last Wednesday night rides of this year here at Coed Llandegla! Riding, Fancy dress and Christmas outfits are all optional! From 7pm  until 8:30pm Rich will be serving Traditional Turkey and all the…


World Cup mechanic joins the team

04-12-2013

Many of you will have already met Andy Lund in our shiny new workshop, but for those of you who have not yet had the pleasure, we are very pleased to let you all know about our new Workshop Manager. Andy joined us at the start of September after finishing an amazingly successful 2 year…


Orange Winter Package

01-12-2013

  Thinking of ordering a new Orange this month? Order an Orange bike this Winter and Orange will give you a Free Winter Pack!


Fearless MTB Duathlon is go!

27-11-2013

It’s back once again for another year, the Fearless Duathlon will once again take place on the forest trails of Coed Llandegla Forest. The Fearless MTB Duathlon features a couple of trail runs and a thrilling MTB blast all based around the Oneplanet Adventure Visitor Centre. Perfect for those new to the discipline, just wanting…


Christmas Opening Times

26-11-2013

We can deny it no longer, Christmas is coming…. Please find below the opening times for the visitor centre and car park here at Oneplanet Adventure. Both the visitor centre and the car park will be closed on Christmas day. Visitor Centre Car Park Gates OPEN CLOSE OPEN CLOSE 14-Dec-13 Saturday 9.00 17.30 9.00 18.00…


Whats Your Blend?

22-11-2013

Coffee has long been the drink of choice for cyclists, and that has proved to be no different up here at Oneplanet Adventure. For the last 7 years our faithful coffee machine ‘Francino’ has lovingly created in excess of 150,000 cups of the black gold for you guys. Thats not to mention how many the…


We are open!

19-11-2013

  Just a quick update to let you know we are open today! Despite a our first dusting of snow this year, the car park, visitor centre and all trails are open this morning. Please make sure you take extra care when driving up the access road and in the car park as there are…


Rally GB Tickets up for grabs!

08-11-2013

Do you fancy coming along this Thursday 14th November 2014 to be a part of the 2013 WRC Rally GB qualifying round here at Oneplanet Adventure, Coed Llandegla Forest! We have 5 pairs of tickets available for Thursday and a pair for Sunday. We have very kindly been given 5 pairs of tickets to give…


….NEW BRAND ALERT…..

08-11-2013

Yey!!! We have a NEW BRAND in our demo fleet!!! Our Nukeproof demo bikes have landed in the building and have joined our demo fleet!


Santa Cruz & Juliana Demo day – 9th November 2013

31-10-2013

Hear ye, hear ye… We are having another demo day! This time it is exclusively just for Santa Cruz and Juliana Bicycles, here at Oneplanet Adventure, Coed Llandegla Forest on the 9th November 2013 The drill will be the same as all our demo days… There will be a fee of £10 per person which…


World Rally Championships coming to Coed Llandegla Forest

25-10-2013

It’s not every day that we get to announce that Coed Llandegla Forest will be hosting a World Class sporting event. But on Thursday 14th November, there will be a very different type of sport taking place on the forest roads to usual. Coed Llandegla Forest will be host to the qualifying stage for the…


Winter Opening Times from Monday 28th October

22-10-2013

With the clocks changing this weekend, and winter continuing its rapid approach, it’s that time of year again when Coed Llandegla swaps to it’s Winter Opening Times. Whilst the visitor centre hours of opening do not change, check them HERE, the Car Park opening times do. Please be aware of the following opening times for…


Orange Demo Day – This Saturday

15-10-2013

We are lucky enough to have the Orange van here this Saturday, 19th October, packed to the rafters, literally, with all sorts of 2014, Yorkshire, loveliness, for you guys to try. They are bringing as many of the 2014 fleet of demo bikes as they can, including Alpines, Fives, Five 29’s and more. So if…


Want to get fitter? Come and join Joe for some ‘Forest Fitness’

02-10-2013

Presenting… Forest Fitness @ Coed Llandegla Commencing Saturday 12 October 9:30am until 10:30am   The sessions will be delivered by Joe Cooper, a highly qualified outdoor fitness professional, within a fantastic location of Coed Llandegla forest. We will be using Forestry Trails, Bodyweight exercise and environmental features to create a brilliant and invigorating workout! Meet…


Cancelled – Fire Service XC Race, Sunday 6th October 2013.

12-09-2013

Unfortuately the race has been cancelled for 2013. Please keep your eyes peeled for the event next year. If you have already signed up to the race, you will be hearing from George in the near future. Our good friend, George, has been hard at work again to bring you the longest standing event of…


IMPORTANT! – Sunday 8th September

31-08-2013

Please be aware that Sunday 8th September once again see’s the Etape Cymru Road cycling event take place on the roads of Denbighshire. This is a closed road event, and therefore causes significant disruption to the area on this day. Significantly for anyone wanting to visit Coed Llandegla Forest on the 8th, the main A525…


Help crack bike crime!!

22-08-2013

North Wales Police in Association with Cheshire Constabulary will be holding a bike security day up in the forest on Sunday 25th August. The aim of the day is to get your high value bikes further protected agains crime! This can be done with tagging devices, property marking kits, data base entry and further security…


New Fleet of Early Riders!

07-08-2013

What is the best way to get your children into riding? See the range of Early rider’s below… Spherovelo – Juno Meet the ‘Spherovelo’, a unique push along ride on for 10-24 month olds. Even earlier with mum or dad’s help. The Spherovelo is the world’s first ride on to accelerate the development of young…


Shop Closed for STOCK TAKE (Tuesday & Wednesday)

26-07-2013

Shop Closed for Stock Take Please be aware that this coming Tuesday and Wednesday (30th and 31st July 2013), the shop will be CLOSED for the whole day to allow staff to undertake a full stock take. The cafe will remain open as normal, as is the car park, trails. Bike hire will be given…


We are Currently Unable to Take Hire Bike Bookings!

02-07-2013

Following the failure of the rear hydraulic brake system on two hire bikes on Saturday, we have taken the decision to take all our hire bikes out of action until a satisfactory solution can be found by ourselves and the brake manufacturer. We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause, and are doing everything…


Early Rider Belter’s Land at OPA

19-06-2013

They have been a long time coming, but we have finally had a couple of these 16″ wheeled beauties delivered to the shop. If you are looking for the next step in your kid’s riding career from the amazing Early Rider ‘Scoot’ bikes, then this has to be it. Winner of  a Red Dot Product…


Want to work at Oneplanet Adventure?

13-06-2013

JOB TITLE: Cycle Mechanic LOCATION: Coed Llandegla Visitor Centre, LL11 3AA SALARY: Competitive, dependent upon experience. Bonus scheme also operated. COMPANY NAME: Oneplanet Adventure Ltd. About you If you share the same passion for trail riding, and mountain bikes in general, as we do, then you’ll be stoked to hear about the opportunity we have…


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