Voting closes on October 31st

We’ve narrowed it down to six of your favourite new commercial and volunteer built trails. You have been voting and the results will be announced in the January issue of MBR

We’re celebrating the hard-working folk responsible for the trails we love to ride with our MBR Trail of the Year competition in association with SRAM.

The shortlists were:

Trail of the Year finalists: Commercial built

  • Root Manoeuvres – BikePark Wales
  • ACDC – BikePark Wales
  • Freeride – Revolution Bike Park
  • Dubby Skipper – Flyup 417 Bike Park
  • Leeds Urban Bike Park
  • Bendy G – Antur Stiniog

Trail of the Year finalists: Volunteer built

  • Y2K (Dean trail Volunteers) – Forest of Dean
  • The Long Way Down (PMBA) – Gisburn Forest
  • Follow the Dog (Chase Trails) – Cannock Chase
  • K-Line Trail (Hamsterley Trailblazers) – Hamsterley Forest
  • Cooking on Gas (Ride Sheffield) – Lady Cannings
  • Blue Trail (QECP Trail Collective) – Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Voting closed on October 31st

What is the Trail of the Year all about?

We’ve never had it so good.

As mountain biking matures, a trail-building revolution is sweeping through Britain’s woods and forests, delivering mile-after-mile of quality singletrack. From the tip of Cornwall to the outer reaches of the Scottish Highlands, ribbons are being cut and fresh sections of trail opened.

At one end of the scale there are the halo projects involving six-figure funding and commercial trail builders, and at the other there are the hand-cut volunteer efforts, fuelled by passion, dedication and the odd pint of beer. And somewhere in-between a glut of exhilarating bike parks are springing up across the land to feed an insatiable craving for airtime and adrenaline.

Long Way Down

In partnership with SRAM, we want to celebrate and reward the hard work, commitment and creativity behind each and every one of these new trails, which is why we’re launching our 2018 Trail of the Year Awards. And we need your help; we want you to vote for the best newly opened trail you’ve ridden this year.

We’ve split the awards into two categories: Best Commercially Built Trail; and Best Volunteer Built Trail. You can nominate and vote for a single trail, or section of trail, in both categories or just one; it’s entirely up to you. And if you’re unsure if a trail was volunteer-built or not, just vote anyway and we’ll work it out for you. The only other rules are that it has to be fully sanctioned and must have been opened in the last 12 months (since August 2017).

Home of Bendy G

What you can win

The winners of both categories will be awarded with special trophies, while the triumphant volunteer trail crew will also receive a prize fund to support trial development from SRAM.

SRAM says: “SRAM’s number-one goal is to inspire people to ride bikes, and in many ways that matches the main goal of trail building – build great trails, enjoy great rides. It’s thanks to the passionate and hardworking trail crews and volunteers that we have some of the best riding locations in the world.

“We’re excited to partner with mbr magazine to show our appreciation and support for the trails we have in the UK. Thanks for all the hard work trail builders – catch you out riding soon!”

Look out for updates on the contenders throughout the voting process on our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Good luck!

Voting closed on October 31st