Bike Park Wales - What Should I Pack?

Nestled amidst the breath-taking Welsh countryside, Bike Park Wales not only offers an exhilarating array of gravity-fed trails but also has a host of facilities to enhance the overall biking experience. As you arrive, you'll find a well-equipped bike shop, ensuring that riders have access to top-notch equipment and gear. The park boasts modern changing rooms, allowing visitors to freshen up after an adrenaline-packed ride. A cosy café, that serves a variety of hot and cold food and drinks, along with a seating area for riders to swap stories and relive the highlights of their biking adventures. There is even a bike hire and repair on hand should you be in between bikes or just need help to get back on the trails as quickly as possible.

While Bike Park Wales does over a great overall riding experience, to ensure that your day of taking on the trails is memorable and hassle-free, preparation is key. That’s why we’ve taken the time to develop a list of all the essentials to take along with you.

Safety Items and Protective Gear

Helmet - Your first line of defence, a well-fitted and certified helmet is crucial for a safe mountain biking experience. Ensure it’s a full-face lid, or you won’t be allowed to ride!

Shin-pads - A must, while you may get away without wearing then, we have heard stories of visitors not being allowed to ride without them.

Body Amour – Not a necessity, but well advised, especially if you are looking to take on the harder trails and send it.

Gloves - Invest in gloves that offer a balance of comfort and durability. They not only enhance your grip on the handlebars but also protect your hands during unexpected falls.

Appropriate Clothing - Choose moisture-wicking clothing suitable for the weather. Opt for long sleeves and trousers for added protection against scratches and bruises from overhanging branches or rough terrain. Wales is also known for it wet weather, so waterproofs wouldn’t go amiss.

Riding Shoes - Sturdy, closed-toe shoes with excellent grip are essential. They'll provide the support needed for pedalling and the traction required for walking on uneven surfaces.

Goggles - Shield your eyes from dust, debris, and the sun's glare. Goggles are recommended for downhill and high-speed rides, but a well fitted pair of sunglasses also do a great job in a tight pinch.

First Aid Kit - Accidents happen. Be prepared with a basic first aid kit containing bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relief tablets.

Food and Drink

Hydration System - Stay hydrated throughout your ride by bringing a water bottle or a hydration pack. Dehydration can quickly sap your energy on the trails.

Snacks – While Bike Park Wales does have a café, energy-boosting trail mix is a great snack to have on hand for a quick pick-me-up. Granola bars, fruit, sports drinks and anything sugary will also do the job.

Bike Maintenance: Tools and Spare Parts

Mountain Bike - Your trusty steed. Ensure it's in top condition before hitting the trails. If you don't have your own bike, Bike Park Wales do offer bike hire.

Tool Kit - Carry a well-equipped tool kit for basic bike repairs and adjustments. A multi-tool, tire levers, spare inner tubes, a pump, chain tool, Allen keys, adjustable wrench, screwdriver (Phillips and flathead), and pliers are essentials.

Spare Parts – While you can’t always cover all the bases, bringing spare brake pads, extra chain links, a spare derailleur hanger, spare grips, spare spokes, and a tubeless tire repair kit or inner tube should keep you on track.

Post-Ride Maintenance: Bike Cleaning Equipment

Bike Cleaning Equipment - After conquering the trails, show your bike some love. A soft brush for scrubbing, a sponge or wash mitt for gentle cleaning, bike-specific cleaning solution or mild soap, chain degreaser, microfiber towels for drying, and chain lubricant for post-cleaning maintenance. Don’t worry, Bike Park Wales has the hose and water covered.

Miscellaneous Essentials

Trail Map - Familiarize yourself with the trail map before starting your adventure. Knowing the routes and difficulty levels helps plan your ride effectively, YouTube is also a great way to get to know learn what you’ll be riding.

Backpack - Choose a comfortable backpack to carry all your essentials. Make sure it's fitted properly to avoid discomfort during your ride.

Camera/GoPro - Capture the breath-taking scenery and your biking prowess with a camera or GoPro.

Cash/Credit Card – All the Bike Parks in Wales accept card, but carrying cash as a back-up is a good idea.

Identification - Always carry a form of identification, especially if you plan to rent equipment or need assistance from park staff.

Mobile Phone - Your lifeline on the trails. Keep your phone fully charged or bring a portable charger for emergencies, navigation, and capturing photos.

Gear up, follow this detailed guide, and get ready for an unparalleled biking adventure at Bike Park Wales! Remember, thorough preparation allows you to focus on the thrill of the ride and the beauty of the trails. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a first-time visitor, Bike Park Wales offers an experience like no other. Suit up, saddle up, and let the trails unveil their glory!



Protective Gear and Safety Items


Shin Pads

Body Amour

Riding Clothes




Riding Trainers


First Aid Kit

Food and Drink


Sports Drink

Hydration System

Tools and Spare Parts

Mountain Bike

Tool Kit


Tyre Levers



Chain Tool

Allen Keys

Adjustable Wrench

Philips and Flathead Screwdrivers

Spare Parts

Spare Brake Pads

Chain Links

Derailleur Hanger



Tubeless Tyre Repair Kit or Inner Tube

Bike Cleaning Equipment

Bike wash Kit

Soft Brush

Sponge or Wash Mitt

Bike-specific Cleaning Solution

Chain Degreaser

Microfiber Towels

Chain Lubricant

Miscellaneous Essentials

Trail Map


Camera/Go pro



Mobile Phone