- Sam Pilgrim and illegal trail building?
A few comments suggest this is National Trust land, and that trails are removed quickly. Can anyone confirm?Posted 2 months ago
Sam in some comments suggests you can trail build anywhere when folk ask him.
Sorry, but if this has the case the guy is bang out of order. Grrr.trumptonMember
he is not very responsible. On one eposide he got a free retro bike and trashed it on trails until it was dead. Someone would have been really happy with that as a bike. It was given away by a household, left with a ‘please take me’ note. Was in good condition too. Totally out of order.Posted 2 months ago
why do they wear their helmets when digging and not on the bike? it’s like when I see cyclists inside a cafe sitting down having a brew wearing their helmets, like WHY?
it’s not like putting a helmet on takes a long time or is a complicated process. durr
Dunno if our club is atypical, but there’s probably more ‘crashes’ sliding on a wet cafe floor in disco slippers than on the road!
National trust? I ain’t bovvered.
Whatever your well reasoned and nuanced arguments are against the NT. I’m not sure pissing off one of the biggest landowners in the UK is going to do us any favors in campaigning for greater access.Posted 2 months ago
It’s through illegal trail building that things become more mainstream.I been building since I was a kid.
I don’t disagree but there’s ‘cheeky trails’ concisting of footpaths and trails in the woods int he middle of nowhere that no one knows about. And then there’s building where you know you’re just creating workload and grief for the land manager.Posted 2 months ago
TINAS, you and I have different viewpoints on this, mainly due to where we live, you in the SE IIRC, Me in Scotland, so it would be unexpected for us to agree or argue the point.
Where I live, there is vast, vast swathes of unmanaged, unloved land, ditto forests that no one ever ventures in, that will ultimately end up looking horrific once deforested and left fallow for whatever period the landowner decides.
It is in my opinion that a wee ribbon of mud in one of these areas is hardly a crime, I tend to agree that wooden built jumps are a bit shit, but in the grand scheme of things, there’s a hell of a lot worse going on by those that were born into the ownership of that land.
I accept you have a different view, and that land around you is in a different situation, fair enough.Posted 2 months ago
TINAS, you and I have different viewpoints on this, mainly due to where we live,
I don’t think we disagree actually. Trailbuilding in the woods in the middle of nowhere is on the right side of cheeky. But that’s more likely to be FC rather than NT or NTS land. If it’s NT land then either it’s been purchased because it is loved or bequeathed to them. Their remit is to use/ develop / maintain /manage that land sustainably (i.e. meeting the needs of users without harming the needs of future users, their motto is “forever, for everyone”). sometimes that means a no-cycling sign. Sometimes that means they invest in 8 miles of family trails and a cafe for cyclists.
I support the NT mostly because I grew up on a series of NT farms and houses, nowt to do with moving South.Posted 2 months agoglobaltiMember
As soon as I saw him and his buddies making those stupid hand gestures I lost interest and when I saw them using those even more stupid American-style long-handled shovels to almost no effect at all I laughed and turned off. Do people understand the difference between a spade and shovel or even how to use a proper shovel? It must be one of the most efficient tools known to Mankind, used correctly.Posted 2 months agostevextcMember
It amazes me that so many people see rule #1 differently.
There is a land owner in Surrey Hills lets a trail go through their actual garden.
When they asked if people could respect a bit of quiet when the kids are in bed a bunch of #1 thought it was a funny idea to go and make noise and shine their 1000 lumen lights through the house.
and Ahem…. when the location of your own private trails is a pin 10 miles away a phrase with glass houses and stones comes to mind – Just Sayin …Posted 2 months ago
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