Watch Dan Atherton styling it up on his new trail creation in North Wales‘ Dyfi forest.
It’s a video – and trail build – of three parts.
The first part is open landscape with an incredible pink skied cloud inversion. Where the track is raw dirt and curvy as anything.
The second part is below the tree line and in fresh, bright daylight. This bit looks reminiscent of some of the easier(!) bits on Atherton’s infamous Red Bull hardline track.
The third part is whee the trail goes all juicy and jungly. Proper lush as they say.
Some words from the man himself: “The tracks that you see in this edit have been a ridiculous amount of work, but you only get out what you’ve put in. This project will never really be finished, there are two tracks featured in the edit but they are definitely a work in progress; we’ve been working on these trails for a year and stuff’s already great fun to ride but there’s loads more I want to do.
“The forest is awesome it’s got the same elevation drop as Fort William or Hardline but there are places where the terrain is relatively mellow, that meant we could build these cool flowing jump lines that you don’t have to brake on.
“Some of the projects I’ve worked on like Hardline or the 4 x3 Quarry line have been so intense that you can only ride them when you are right on top of your game, this time I wanted to create something that was fun to ride every day and that we could ride with friends, not just for me, Gee and Rach but for all the guys who were out in all weathers helping to dig it.”