Who has done the Clayton vale MTB trails then?
In the space available, they’ve done a great job in my opinion. I tend to go on a weekday and rarely see another rider.
Short but sweet – I tend to do a couple of loops and do a couple of the black and red options each time. It’s got a really good “flow”.Posted 4 years ago
If you’re local it would be rude not to 🙂AlexSimonSubscriber
It’s ok – I and my son enjoyed our few hours there.
Main problem for me is the awkwardness of the jumps. It’s like they are trying to train you to be a good pump track rider/bmxer instead of letting you have fun (opposite of llandegla in that regard).
The jumps are mostly short/sharp and without clear run-ups.
Otherwise it’s pretty good – the berms are really great at times.Posted 4 years ago
I caught a couple shagging ON the trail edge. I said ‘go on my son’ (he grinned but she screamed in surprised’.
I also had a conversation with two blokes loitering on the trail in the wooded/secluded section. They were waiting for an easy target. That I am sure of.
No thefts as yet? But take a ratbike.Posted 4 years agomasterwatson2000Subscriber
You’re welcome Craig! Get those lights sorted, you need to come up our end for some Thursday night riding, although I wouldn’t mind a night spin round Clayton. I’ll have to find an excuse to come down and join you!
@AlexSimon, are the ‘short sharp jumps’ not rollers and doubles, designed to give you some pumping pace rather than a dedicated jump?Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
I went back in the summer when it was opening day and Jason from the Velodrome told me they had found wire across at neck height.
Obviously that’s a while ago but I agree with Hora, there’s some characters hanging around sometimes.
I got lost and ended up on a council estate. I’d have given Cav a run for his money that day.
The trails themselves are good.Posted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
It’s a good spot – impressive use of space, the blue on the n side is v good when ridden at pace. Got a bit bored with it tbh but I guess that is inevitable with a short run like CV.
Had a nice ride there today, though, with our lad (plus 2yo on the back of my bike). He’s 5 and managed half of the blue fine, loved it, so hope to get back more often with him. Skills loop in the park is also v good for kids / beginners.
Plenty of scallies around but it’s either OGs out walking the pitbull, or young lads sitting off – not seen anyone really menacing but no doubt you should be aware it’s a rough part of Manchester.Posted 4 years agomatt1986Member
Also speaking too poz who runs the Clayton vale side of things no wire was ever found all here-say there have been some branches put across the trails by the dog walkers but I believe she is speaking to them when she’s out riding to try and improve relations with them.Posted 4 years ago
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