A bike shop in the UK has posted a photo taken of a serious incident of sabotage on a mountain bike trail which took place in Delamere Forest near the town of Frodsham in Cheshire.

The photo was posted on the Facebook page of Twelve50 Bikes in Frodsham and shows how wooden spikes have been set in the ground on an unofficial trail in the forest.

The posts have since been removed and as outlined in the Facebook post, they were originally taken from a jump which is now unsafe and has been removed from the trail.

The post below from Twelve50 Bikes provides more information on the sabotage.


A friend of ours posted this photo of trail sabotage on one of the runs down the Old Pale. Whilst these trails are unofficial, the Forestry have been tolerant of them, so long as no more digging takes place. The FC also built a gate at the bottom to slow riders before they join a busy track and avoid conflict with other users.

The vast majority of walkers, horse riders co-exist happily and share the forest without problems. However, it seems somebody has an axe to grind and has taken matters into their own hands. Obviously the consequences of riding into this don’t really bear thinking about.

If you use the Forest and these trails in particular, please keep your eyes open and take care out there, especially if night riding.

Stay safe y’all.

We’ve been up to the forest this morning and had a walk up the track in question with a Forestry Commission Ranger.

This particular section of trail is not heavily used but was just off from one of the main tracks. The offending posts have been removed and were originally taken from a jump which is now unsafe. This jump will be removed totally today to make it safe for everybody. Not because the forestry don’t want people to have fun but because ultimately, if somebody hurts themselves on it, it’s on their head.

Hopefully this is an isolated incident but if anyone does see anything dodgy going on then please report it.

Thanks, Rick

Photo: Twelve50 Bikes
Photo: Twelve50 Bikes



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