Singletrack Magazine Issue 113 : Gettin’ Grizzly

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Tom Fenton’s search for the must-do trails of the UK has resulted in some surprising soul-searching. And a great lap of Grizedale Forest in the Lake District. 

Words Tom Fenton Photography Andy Heading

When Chipps asked if I wanted to write about the ‘must-ride’ trails of the UK, I was pretty excited. Ride all my favourite routes and get paid to do so? Hot diggity. I rushed out, rode awesome trails, wrote equally awesome words, and generally had a great time.

Then I ran out of ideas. What exactly was a must-ride trail? Nothing seemed good enough to qualify and those that did had already been done. I asked my friends. That didn’t work. They all disagreed. ‘What about trail X?’ ‘Rubbish.’ ‘Trail Y?’ ‘Nah.’ ‘Z?’ ‘You’re joking.’ Turns out that one person’s must-ride is another’s must-not.

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