19 March 2017 | By billy1979
Keep up to date with all the latest mountain bike trail news as we unearth the latest developments and gossip with our Trail Build Heros rolling news service.
Last updated: 19th March 2017
Lady Cannings, Blue Steel trail has finally reopened! Because lots of the trail had to be largely rebuilt, it gave Bike Track the chance to go it and tweak and change all the little bits to make it ride even better than before!
BikePark Wales have just officially opened their latest blue plus graded trail ‘Popty Ping’. For more information click here.
Velosolutions UK have been working their magic again in Edinburgh with this new pump track at SKELF Mountain Bike Park opening to the public on 31st March!
Firecrest have had a busy day giving the top of Ricochet at Aston Hill Mountain Bike Park a make over ready for the #DH Race on a Sunday 12th March. Surfaced from the start and the 3 surfaced table tops should make for a lot of fun and plenty of air time!
New road gap at the bottom of Devils Dike at Okeford Hill Mountain Bike Park is back in action.
The local trail building group TIMBER have been busy improving the drainage and the berms on the “39 Steps”, a downhill section on the red graded trail at Thetford Forest.
The new jump line at Southampton Bike Park is taking shape after a productive weekend.
The TrailCraft crew are busy currently reshaping and sprucing up some of the switchbacks on the final descent of the Gwydir Mawr Trail formerly known as the Marin Trail in North Wales. Please stay off until further notice and follow the diversion signs.
Together with Ceredigion Rambler Association volunteers and the Ceredigion County Council Rights of Way team, we have replaced the broken bridge at Rhyd y Grib on the Syfydrin trail. You might get a little bit less wet on this trail now!
Only a month to go until this beauty is open. Roll on the summer evenings at Nant Yr Arian Mountain Bike Centre.
Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset are currently giving the single track through the woods a bit of TLC. Sections 8 to 12 are being re-surfaced to make for a much smoother ride with the plan to being back open by half term.
The Chase Trails trail group have just completed the new section at the end of Zig Zak part of the red graded Follow the Dog trail at Cannock Chase Mountain Bike Trails. PLEASE DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL YET! Please be patient and do NOT ride it - when it's ready and open we will make an announcement on here.
The new pump track at Stainburn Forest is taking shape as the SingletrAction Trail Building Group have started packing down over 20ft of aggregate. But it's not even close to ready so please don't ride or walk on the trail or features.
Woodys Bike Park near Par in Cornwall is due open in April 2017 weather permitting with everything from blue to double black uplifted graded trails. There has been some serious earth moved by Jasper Flashman at the helm, so you know it's gonna be rad! More details coming soon.
Pumptrack specialists Velosolutions are back in Scotland and work is now underway shaping up the latest creation in Edinburgh which will make up part of facilities at SKELF-Mountain-Bike-Park.
Work has started with a beginner's skills area and a refresh of the older trails at Lochore Meadows Mountain Bike Trails.
New section on Snakes and Ladders red graded trail at QECP Mountain Bike trails due to open on Monday.
The SingletrAction volunteer crew have been busy again at Dalby Forest developing the first half of what will be a new 220 metre red graded section of trail.
The first section which these pictures show is about 120m long. Its a will be red section. It starts like a pump track then follows up with a couple of stone step downs with several berms to finish. The second section with be a run of tabletops, but these a fair way off yet, that will make the whole thing about 220m The first section should be open by the spring at the latest.
Great to see the mountain bike trails at Hemlockstone getting the support of the local council with their new signage at the top of the hill.
URGENT! Sheep hill boardwalk has collapsed on Gisburn Forest Bike Trails and will be closed for many months while its all replaced. Please follow the diversion!
The pumptrack and skills area at the Forest of Dean is starting to take shape! It goes without saying - please stay off the area!!! It will be ready soon enough ; )
The last bit of the new red graded downhill trail at Revolution Bike Park is looking tasty from the air.
The trail crew at Wind Hill Mountain Bike Park are there from sun rise to sun down working to hopefully bring you an amazing bike park opening end of January, subject to weather conditions on the build, keep an eye on this page for updates on that!
Stoughton Downhill trail team have realised whilst riding other trail centres over the last couple of years, that 'The Vale' isn't really a black run. Therefore are planning on making their Black trail a TRUE Black trail. The top section of the track will be closed first, this will be from Wednesday 11th Jan 2017. Signs will be in place, please can everyone adhere to this whilst we carry out the maintenance and changes.
The trail crew at Havok Bike Park have some tasty new berms for you to rail on Dark Red trail.
WORK has been completed on the first phase of a BMX project for riders in Pendle and Burnley at the Steven Burke Sports Hub.
The Glentress Trailfairies have been hard at it again repairing the jump on Hit Squad Hill part of the red graded trail at Glentress Trail Centre.
The Red 8 section at Swinley Forest appears to be coming on nicely.
Work has started on a new freeride track at Caersws DH Bikepark aiming to have loads of flowing big berms, pump rollers, gaps, tabletops, senders, hipped berms ...this lines got smiles all the way down...
Over the past couple of weeks the Dyffryn Conway Trail Crew have been busy at Antur Stiniog developing a new section that branches off Black Powder Downhill Trail.
We have just heard the great news that the Black Mountains Cycle Centre in South Wales have been awarded retrospective planning permission.
Collective Training are currently building a short section of more technical trail at Lochore Meadows CP this week, making the most of any elevation changes they can find by building more challenging optional lines.
The Penmachno mountain bike trail team have been putting in the hours on Loop 2 this winter. Hopefully you will notice the improvements in 2017.
Looks like Bike Park Wales have a new trail opening soon! More news coming soon.....
Trail building company Architrail have been fixing up a few sections around Ashton Court last week. The Quarry Trail is now fully resurfaced and they've sorted out the angle of these drops too!
Last weekend Hamsterley Forest saw the official opening for their latest mountain bike trail built in memory of Neil Polson who died last September.
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