Don't be put off Simmy, I've been using the trails nearly every day for a few weeks now and not seen or heard a motorbike! maybe it was the trail builders with chainsaws ?? The developers are making a really good effort at keeping crossers off the vale, they've even designed most of the trails near impossible to ride on a motorbike!
A word of caution though, don't just go bombing down them without doing a slow run first coz you might get a bit of a surprise when you turn a sharp corner an realise that your on an unfinished trail and your heading straight for a pile of rubble. this happened to me the other day;)
All the trails on the Newton heath side seem to be finished. The best ones though are on the clayton side of the vale but some off them aren't finished yet so watch out!
I think I noticed a pattern last time I was there, the finished trails all have large white stones at each side of the start of the trail and the unfinished ones didn't, maybe this is how you can tell if they're ready?!
Anybody found a trail map yet??? I've got one for the skills track but not the vale. Might have to see if I can blagg the trail builders to to let us get a photo of the plans;)