@simmy, the wire across the trails is a horrible thought, I've heard about people doing this at Dovestone reservoir. As far as motorbikes and vehicle theft goes, I think we need to remember where we are and where the trails have just been built! they're in the middle of clayton an newton heath, not the most desirable areas in north mcr.
Just another note on bikes left in cars, I think this is partly the owners own fault, lock it up even if its in the car, A simple wire lock should be enough to put off most opportunists.
I'm wondering how long it's going to be before the local rifraf start to realise how much some of these bikes we're riding are worth?!
I pick up my new bike this weekend and couldn't wait to take it for a run around the vale but i'm starting to think twice about it now. I didn't care when i was riding a 500 quid hard tail but a brand new 2k full sus might be a bit more tempting for them specially if your on you own:(
Hopefully the police or pcso's will add the new trails to the beat, they have the bikes so i guess it makes sense.
The trails are getting quite a bit of attention now so shouldn't be long until there's regular weekend meets etc, safety in numbers for those worried about going alone;)