Cambrian News photographer - Outline plans for the mountain bike skills track at Bwlch Nant yr Arian

WORK has begun to build a new mountain bike skills track at a visitor centre near Aberystwyth.

Cambrian News reported “Natural Resources Wales has begun building the track at Bwlch Nant yr Arian, which already provides trails for walking, mountain biking, running, orienteering and horse-riding.

The purpose-built track, which NRW said will be a “chance for locals and visitors of all ages to practise riding a mountain bike and perfect their technique before tackling the larger and more challenging routes”, is set to open by Christmas.

Gareth Owen, Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre manager, said: “We’re proud to look after such a special site where people can get active – get healthy and enjoy nature’s gym.

“This new area will have a number of loops where riders from beginners upwards can have fun and practise some essential skills.

“The work will start on Monday, 21 November.

“We hope the work will be finished by Christmas but this will of course be weather dependant.

“It’s a great addition to all the other facilities we provide in a spectacular setting at Bwlch Nant yr Arian” here.

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