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Singletrack Magazine Issue 116: Column – Life Cycle Of A Riding Spot

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Antony de Heveningham charts the rise and fall of that secret riding spot in the woods near you. The following is based on a true story, and is a tragedy, told in 11 chapters. Illustrations Amanda Discovery. A new location is scouted and ridden. Potential is spotted – a line though the brambles, carpeted with crispy leaves. Often this is actually rediscovery, with riders finding a trail that was scratched out a few years ago and forgotten. Or it might be still used, but only by a handful of riders. The new location starts being incorporated into regular loops, which...

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