I really hope they don’t restrict us to the three new trails, although I suppose they probably will.
I take a group of kids and newbies to Swinley about once a month. At the moment there are enough trails to enable us to vary the route to suit the kids’ abilities. They can get plenty of practice at all the fun stuff - roots, drop-offs, berms, mud, climbs.
As most of Swinley is empty, even on Sundays, we can avoid any areas that are a bit crowded and also ride a different route every month.
If we are all forced into using three short routes I worry that some weekend warriors could get pretty shitty because there is a ten year old on a rigid Islabike in front of them on "their" red route.
I would also be pretty difficult to stop and do a bit of training over obstacles if all the routes are now armoured motorways.
I suppose we all will all still be able to ride in Crowthorne and the bit behind the top of Deerstalker?