Trail Build Heros

11 November 2017  |  

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: 11th November 2017

Flyup 417 Bike Park's winter project has finally started with a new flowly red graded trail being built on the other side of the hill with lots open berms and air time promised!

Flyup 417 Bike Park

If you like the sound of a red graded, technical, natural, rocky and rooty trail then Bikepark Wale's latest trail is quite simply going to rock your world!

Bike Park Wales

Who is excited for this??? Velosolutions have recently completed this awesome new pump track at Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike trails located on the southern edge of Glasgow. The full project will be finished in Spring 2018 with new trails and skills loop too. Can we please ask you to NOT ride the pump track until it is officially open though. The pump track is still within a building site. Stay posted for more news soon.

Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

At long last Natural Resources Wales have given the go-ahead to reinstate the old Dragon downhill track from a few years ago. This was a steeper, technical and more natural track than the current offerings at Cwm Carn. Digging is planned to start this week and have it ready in a few weeks time!

Cwm Carn Mountain Bike Track

Trail building company Angel Trails are busy building this awesome new pumptrack in the village of Polgooth, near St Austell in Cornwall.

Polgooth Pumptrack

Black Mountains Cycle Centre have just installed a new bike wash area and turning circle which makes life a little easier and safer.

Black Mountains Cycle Centre

Last weekend saw the official opening of the new K-Line Trail at Hamsterley Forest in County Durham, a 1km red graded descent peppered with more than 20 jumps!

Hamsterley Forest

The Bikepark Wales trail crew are never stood still! This time Locomotion has received some serious upgrades and will be back open very soon!

Bike Park Wales

Work has started on the cafe, pump track and blue MTB trail at Leeds Urban Bike Park. Expected opening of the facility is in October!

Coed y Brenin

The beginning of Pink Heifer at Coed y Brenin now re opened after getting some traillove. It's had new culverts installed and some reshaping work to sort out old water issues. Resurfacing was required on certain spots to give a solid, compact wearing surface.

Coed y Brenin

Credit: MTBRanger, Coed y Brenin & Gwydir


The Forestry Commission at Cannock Chase have announced today that the new rock garden in Stegosaurus section of Follow the Dog mountain bike trail has now officially opened!

Cannock Chase

Credit: Forestry Commission Cannock Chase Forest


7 Stanes MTB Rangers have been working on the Electric Blue Trail flyover bridge at Glentress this week - cleaning it, replacing some grip strips and resurfacing the start of the off ramp.

Glentress Mountain Bike Trails

Jack's Track is the latest addition to the trail network at Auchingean part of the wider Callendar Estate Mountain Bike Trails. It is designed for experienced riders with advanced riding skills. The freeride line has compulsory gaps jumps and large drops with no chicken runs.

Callendar Estate Mountain Bike Trails

The trail crew at Gawton Gravity Hub have been busy doing re-shaping the switchbacks on the DH trail Proper Job.

Swinley Forest

Great news for Swinley Forest mountain bike trails as trail the sections Tank Traps and Blue 14 are now re-opened and ready to ride for the rest of the season following the clear felling work.

Swinley Forest

The trail crew at Revolution Bike Park have been busy building a new black graded jump trail due to be open soon!

Revolution Bike Park

The boardwalk section on the Whites Level trail at Afan Forest is now fully open after some repair and TLC work this week. Enjoy!

Whites Level trail

Trail builders Bike Track have recently carried out some maintenance work at Rushcliffe county park in Nottingham on the 4x track there!

Bike Park Wales

The Trail Crew at Bike Park Wales have been working their magic on Terry's Belly and it's looking epic! We'll let you know when it will re open as soon as possible!

Bike Park Wales

The Rotate Downhill trail group have been busy making some minor changes over the weekend to the new section of 'Split Richard' that joins onto the bottom of the old duel line. The trail has now been reopened, so feel free to have a look. There's a small drop and a new catch berm before the old jumps on the Dual line. Please keep the skids to a minimum, and have a quick look before you hit anything first time!

Rogate Downhill Mountain Bike Park

Penmachno mountain bike trails in North Wales have just installed some the new map boards and section names. They took to opportunity to rename some sections too!

Penmachno mountain bike trails

Work is well underway on a new black graded mountain bike decent at the iconic Glentress Trail Centre in South Scotland.

Revolution Bike Park

Ready for the Easter weekend Revolution Bike Park in North Wales have just opened Reddy McRedface, a new red graded downhill trail which runs from top to bottom!

Revolution Bike Park

The popular Terry's Belly blue graded mountain bike trail at Bikepark Wales will be closed from the 24th of May for approximately 6 weeks for some much needed TLC!

Bikepark Wales

We are pleased to announce the opening of "Cooking on Gas" a new amazingly flowy and fun blue graded mountain bike trail in Lady Cannings on the edge of Sheffield.

Twrch Mountain Bike trail

We have just heard the awesome news that the legendary Twrch Mountain Bike trail at Cwmcarn in South Wales will be fully reopen within the next couple of weeks.

Twrch Mountain Bike trail

This weekend saw the official opening of the new mountain bike skills area at the Forest of Dean, which includes a new pump track, drops line and jump line!

Forest of Dean

Wind Hill B1KEPARK based on the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire is set to open next weekend 7th April offering a variety of trails ranging from blue grade to extreme freeride and downhill.

Whinlatter Trail Centre

The resurfacing works on the last section of the Quercus Trail at Whinlatter Trail Centre is going well with improved drainage and berms tweaked to improve riding flow. Once completed it will remain closed for about 2 weeks to allow it to settle and harden. Hopefully this new section will be open for Easter holidays.

Whinlatter Trail Centre

The trail crew down at The Track Portreath in Cornwall have been busy building lots of new jump and pump lines due to reopen on the 1st April 2017. With over 15 tonnes of topping down, the new lines are shaping up nicely.

The Track Portreath

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed an addition to the Bikepark Wales trail map. If you like hand cut, steep, technical trails 'Escort' is going to rock your world!

BikePark Wales

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

BikePark Wales have just officially opened their latest blue plus graded trail ‘Popty Ping’. For more information click here.

BikePark Wales

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!

SKELF Mountain Bike Park

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!

Aston Hill Mountain Bike Park

New road gap at the bottom of Devils Dike at Okeford Hill Mountain Bike Park is back in action.

Okeford Hill Mountain Bike Park

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.

Gwydir Mawr Trail

The new jump line at Southampton Bike Park is taking shape after a productive weekend.

Gwydir Mawr Trail

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.

Gwydir Mawr Trail

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!

Nant Yr Arian

Only a month to go until this beauty is open. Roll on the summer evenings at Nant Yr Arian Mountain Bike Centre.

Nant Yr Arian

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.

Cannock Chase

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.

Cannock Chase

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.

Stainburn Forest

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