Digging trails is an art form undertaken by very few, and it is one that has been mastered by even fewer. A large chunk of the UK trails scene can be found in the south east of England, a stone’s throw from the capital. Brockham Trails were born here and on the surface they might seem like any other spot, but after spending over two years heading out of the city (where I live and work), helping and hanging out, I’ve learnt that the people behind this spot are a different breed…
From Dirt Issue 139 – September 2013
Words by Paul Haysom. Photos by Chris Adam and Dan Curtis.
People come and people go when it comes to trail building. Each year someone will turn up at your spot and proclaim their future dedication to the cause of piling dirt, but this rarely transpires. The reality is that there are one or two people mindlessly clumping until it gets dark for 80% of the year – only getting the odd visitor lending a hand in exchange for a day’s ride. Dedication is key if you want those two months of sweet British summer to realise the trails’ potential.>>