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Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our rules.


It is important that everyone who uses Caersws Bike Park takes note of the following Health and Safety advice:

  • Mountain Biking, like any extreme sport, is dangerous and includes substantial obstacles, which can be physically testing. There is a risk of injury and death when undertaking such activities.

  • Always perform a recce ride of any trails you intend to ride; trails change with weather conditions and from continual trail amendments and improvements, do not assume they will always be exactly the same each time you visit.

  • Follow the Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code

  • Children aged 16 and under need to be supervised by a parent or guardian (over 18 years of age) at all times

  • You must ALWAYS wear a full-face helmet and knee-pads. We also strongly advise you wear eye protection, gloves, and body armour.

  • Read and adhere to all advice signs while using the trails.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure your equipment is fit for purpose.


Mountain Bike Equipment Checklist 

The trails at Caersws Bike Park are rough, challenging, and demanding on both bike and body. We recommend you use and appropriately sized, modern, long-travel, full suspension bike, with good quality disk brakes.


Before riding always inspect your equipment/Bike or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic and check for any damage after each run of the hill and especially after a crash however minor. If in doubt, don’t ride.

  • Full-face helmets and knee pads are mandatory, ensure that your helmet is in good shape and properly adjusted. Gloves, eye protection, knee pads, and body armour are also highly recommended.

  •  Inspect bike frame for cracks, damaged or dented areas.

  • Ensure you have sufficient brake pads to stop your bike while descending; two working brakes are mandatory and we highly recommend disc brakes for improved control.

  • Front and rear axles (quick release or bolt through type) should be tight.

  • Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play.

  • Check that your tyres are in good condition, with plenty of tread and no cuts or abrasions in the sidewall and that rims show no cracks or signs of weakness and all spokes are tight and intact.

  • Handlebar and handlebar grips must be tight and unable to spin, bar ends must be securely fitted.

  • Seat and seatpost need to be fastened securely.

  • Suspension should be in good working order with no leaks or loose parts.



Mountain bikers Responsibility Code 


  • Always carry a mobile phone with an ICE (in case of emergency) number installed and make sure it is charged. In an emergency call 999. If you have called an ambulance please inform Caersws Bike Park Ltd on 07972 194232 so we can assist in guiding them to you.

  • Avoid riding alone, it’s safer and more fun to ride with your buddies.

  • Stay in control at all times. It is your responsibility to avoid crashing into other riders and objects around you!

  • Be respectful and aware of other riders varying skill levels, relax and have fun.

  •  Do not stop on the trail. Pull off the trail in a safe place if you need to stop for any reason.

  • When entering a trail or starting downhill, you must look uphill and give way to other riders coming down the trail.

  • Even if you have ridden a trail before, be careful! We make ongoing changes and improvements to the trails and features, so they may have changed since your last visit.

  • Be aware that the bike park trails are set in a mountain and forestry environment which poses risks including: trees, stumps, branches, brash, vegetation, exposure to fast changing weather conditions, steep slopes, rocky areas and outcrops, and exposed trail edges.

  • Trail conditions change with the seasons and the weather; mountain biking is an all-weather sport but respect the added challenge and risk that rain, ice, mud, dust and wind can pose to you. If it is windy, do not attempt jumps; keep both wheels on the ground and stay on the easier trails.

  • If a rider is hurt, do not move them, notify Caersws Bike Park immediately on 07972 194232, in an emergency call 999.

  • Keep off closed trails and forest areas and obey all signs and warnings.

  • Do not push or ride up downhill trails.

  • Respect your environment; take your litter home with you!

  • Do not ride if your ability is impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol.

  • Be friendly, courteous and respectful to your fellow riders, poor conduct will not be tolerated.

  • Riders 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian (over 18) at all times.

  • Please be aware of and courteous to walkers, horse riders and other user groups.

  • Please help us maintain the park. If you see a problem on the trails report it to us.

  • Know your limits!

We reserve the right to modify these policies at any time, so please review them frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website.

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