Cognation newsletter 2

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This is Cognation's Second Newsletter telling you about the new Mountain Biking Trails in South Wales and how to find out more about the Cognation project on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cognation

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Cognation newsletter 2

  1. 1. Welcome to the second edition of our Cognation (formerly the Off Road Cycling Centre of Excellence) newsletter. We’ve got lots to update you on so please read on!Firstly, we’ve finally got rid of that long andboring name the ‘Off Road Cycling Centre ofExcellence’ (it didn’t really reflect the dynamicsport it was representing!). After, manydiscussions and a long afternoon interviewing Trail development in Afan and Cwmcarnbikers at Cwmcarn we are pleased toannounce that we are now ‘Cognation, mtb Engineering consultants, Parsons Brinckerhoff and trail designer Rowan Sorrell have beentrails south wales’. The name represents all appointed to project manage the creation of the new trails at Afan Forest Park and Cwmcarn.things associated with Mountain Biking The contract has started and all trails will be up and running by March 2013. There will beacross South Wales and you’ll definitely be approximately £915,000 of new mountain bike trails built in the two centres. But don’t worryseeing us appearing all over the place – you won’t have to wait until 2013 before you get to ride the new trails because some willin the future. open by Spring next year. Some of the new trails at Afan Forest Park will be green/blue graded, aimed at beginner/intermediateInvestor needed for mountain bikers and obviously all you mountain bikingnew bike park at Gethin newbies out there. Also, we will be rebuilding theA major part of Cognation is to create a Penhydd trail and it will open as a new and improvedcommercial bike park at GethinWoods, Merthyr route.Cwmcarn will benefit from a new downhill facilityTydfil. Hyder Consulting are undertaking the and both regions will have a new skills section.procurement process to find a suitable There will also be improvements and new sections onbusiness to have the sole rights to develop current trails at both locations. As the project progressesthe park and take on this exciting project. we will provide more detailed information on these developments. We will have further updates on theThe bike park at minimum will include a visitor specifics of the routes in our next newsletter.centre, several downhill runs catering for allabilities and an uplift service. Well keepupdating you as the project unfolds. Join us on facebook Want to know even more about what’s going on? Find out the latest on new trails, events and all cool things going on in mountain biking across south Wales, join Cognation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cognation Contact us via email at cognation@npt.gov.uk
  2. 2. Croeso i ail rifyn ein cylchlythyr Cognation (Canolfan Ragoriaeth Beicio oddi ar yr Ffordd gynt). Mae llawer o newyddion gennym i chi felly ewch ati i ddarllen!Yn gyntaf, rydym or diwedd wedi cael gwaredar yr hen enw hir a diflas sef CanolfanRagoriaeth Beicio oddi ar y Ffordd (nid oeddyn adlewyrchur gamp ddeinamig yr oedd ynei chynrychioli!). Ar ôl sawl trafodaeth aphrynhawn hir yn cyfweld â beicwyr yng Datblygu llwybrau yn Afan a ChwmcarnNghwmcarn, maen bleser gennym gyhoeddimai ein henw nawr yw Cognation, llwybrau Penodwyd yr ymgynghorwyr peirianneg, Parsons Brinckerhoff, ar cynllunydd llwybrau,beicio mynydd de Cymru. Maer enwn Rowan Sorrell, i reolir prosiect i greu llwybrau newydd ym Mharc Coedwig Afan acynrychiolir holl bethau syn gysylltiedig â Chwmcarn. Maer contract wedi dechrau, a bydd yr holl lwybraun gweithredu erbyn misBeicio Mynydd ar draws de Cymru a byddwch Mawrth 2013. Caiff llwybrau beicio newydd gwerth tua £915,000 eu hadeiladu yn y ddwyyn bendant yn ein gweld ym mhob man ganolfan. Ond peidiwch â phoeni - ni fydd yn rhaid i chi aros tan 2013 cyn reidior llwybrauyn y dyfodol. newydd oherwydd bydd rhai ohonynt yn agor erbyn gwanwyn y flwyddyn nesaf. Bydd rhai or llwybrau newydd ym Mharc Coedwig AfanAngen buddsoddwr ar wediu graddion wyrdd/glas, wediu hanelu at feicwyrgyfer y parc beicio mynydd syn ddechreuwyr/canolradd ac, wrth gwrs, bob un ohonoch chi, feicwyr newydd cwbl ddibrofiad.newydd yng Ngethin Hefyd, byddwn yn ailadeiladu llwybr Penhydd a bydd ynRhan bwysig o Cognation yw creu parc beicio agor fel llwybr newydd a gwell. Bydd Cwmcarn yn elwamasnachol yng Nghoed Gethin Merthyr Tudful. ar gyfleuster ar i lawr newydd, a bydd y ddau ranbarth ynHyder Consulting syn cyflawnir broses gaffael cynnwys adran sgiliau newydd. Bydd gwelliannau hefyd ai ddod o hyd i fusnes addas a fydd âr unig rhannau newydd ar lwybrau presennol yn y ddau leoliad.hawl i ddatblygur parc ac ymgymryd âr Byddwn yn darparu gwybodaeth fanylach am y rhain wrthprosiect cyffrous hwn. Bydd y parc beicio i ir prosiect ddatblygu. Bydd mwy o newyddion amddechraun cynnwys canolfan i ymwelwyr, sawl nodweddion y llwybrau yn ein cylchlythyr nesaf.llwybr ar i lawr ar gyfer pob gallu a gwasanaeth Ymunwch â ni ar facebookcodi. Byddwn yn rhoir diweddaraf i chi wrth irprosiect ddatblygu. Am wybod hyd yn oed mwy am yr hyn syn digwydd? I gael y newyddion diweddaraf am lwybrau, digwyddiadau ar holl bethau cwl syn digwydd yn y byd beicio mynydd ledled ˆ de Cymru, ymunwch â Cognation ar Facebook: www.facebook.com/cognation Cysylltwch â ni drwy e-bost yn cognation@npt.gov.uk

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