The IMBA/FE UK Trailbuilding Crew led a trailbuilding school at Coed Y Brenin over the weekend of August 25-26. The weekend included a slideshow of riding and trails from all over the world, great riding and the construction of a brand new section of trail on the Karrimor route.
25 riders from Wales, England and Scotland learned how to build fun, technical trails that are sustainable and easy to maintain.
“The school was a top way to spend a weekend: We learned how to build a top trail, got plenty of time to ride both days and are going home ready to build our own trails with FE in our local forest,” said attendee Nathan Grigsby.
The UK Trailbuilding Crew will lead four trailbuilding schools across Wales, England and Scotland. The team is modeled after the highly successful Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew that has led trailbuilding and maintenance projects worldwide since 1997.
“The IMBA/FE UK Trailbuilding Crew is the next step in IMBA’s strategy to improve trail access for UK mountain bikers,” said Judd de Vall, IMBA’s international coordinator. “The crew’s goal is to help riders to work with FE to build more trails in more forests around the UK. At the end of the day, this will be good for riders, good for the environment and good for the UK bicycle industry.”
The remaining IMBA/FE UK Trailbuilding Crew’s schedule is:
September 1-2 Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, England
September 7-8 Afan Argoed, South Wales.
September 14-15 Mabie Forest, Scotland.
All events start at 10 am on Satuday at the forest visitor centre in each location. More details
The schools are FREE and are filling up fast. Riders who would like to attend are encouraged to pre-register at www.imba.com or via phone at 07968 325291.