Return of the Mach
The Mach 1, 2 and 3 trails were the original mountain bike trails in the Dyfi Valley. Providing way-marked routes or differing length and technicality along public rights of ways, they catered for the nascent mountain bike world that revolved around exploration and adventure. Reliant on volunteers for their upkeep, over those 20 years the Mach trails hadn’t deteriorated per se, but the way-marking had lost it’s way and, like lesser used trails in summer time, the online presence had disappeared in newer growth.
In 2019 forestry work resulted in the legendary Dicko’s trail being destroyed. This was a trail born from locals riding motorcross bikes in the forest in the ’60’s, but as an unofficial trail, there was little that could be done to prevent the damage, or to re-instate the trail.
Annual Report 2020
2020 was a difficult year for everyone, including the outdoor industry. Due to the pandemic, progress on delivering the Company’s key projects was slow both due to reduced income as all events scheduled for the Dyfi were cancelled and also due to reduced workload capacity by key partners.
Key outcomes from 2019-2020 was the delivery of the updated Mach 1, 2 and 3 trail signposting.