Trail build report: 24th Dec – test ride

Phil and myself (Tom) did a test ride of the trail. Here’s our feedback which was posted on the Facebook group at the time:

Phil and myself did a test ride this afternoon.
We’ve identified a whole load of things that don’t make sense on the route, but on the plus side there’s several things that we’re very happy with. We’d say “the route has potential” but needs more work to make it worth a visit.

For example:
-steeper berms near the start work, as does the sleeper bridge
-some pointless berms near the woodwork
-extra features needed on the two straights near the woodwork
-slippery woodwork needs a straight approach
-corners that need smoothing out, plus some extra bench cutting on the parts near the motorway
-muddy mess at several points, it all needs surfacing
-few areas where the route is going to be changed so that it makes more sense when riding
-first new rock garden is a bit too difficult at the start, but then is spot on
-second rock garden is difficult to get started on, but then is a decent skill test, few mods needed, though it’s not even finished anyway
-roller coaster (North of pitch) we like
-section to East of pitch is going to have some corners simplified
-section to South of pitch is good, a section that dips round a tree by the ditch is going to be moved
-bermed bit approaching last section is good
-finished section (West of pitch) is pretty much right, one berm to be smoothed, few corners need to be wider, but good fun to ride, timed it at 1min 25s.”

Full trail build diary.

Artistic blurry photo of a mountain biker at Croft Trail in Swindon. Pink gloves mountain bike.

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