Welcome to Trail!

Technical Report: December 2017
December 4, 2017
December 19, 2017

Welcome to Trail, the planned ‘go to’ resource for British trail riding.

The site is currently stripped of the features and resources that will make it stand out as a hub for our hobby, allowing us to introduce them individually for your convenience.

Proposed features included a green road directory, interactive map, short-term forum, heritage section, and knowledge base – all created with the needs of the modern-day trail rider in mind.

Whilst features are developed, why not familiarise yourself with the ‘stories’ section of the website?  This section features news & views from TRF as well as content picked out from ‘Trail Riding Talk’, which is a rolling feed of your own thoughts and updates.

Feel free to let us know (below) of any features you would like to see introduced to the site.

Wilmington Lane in BANES.

Thank you for joining us at the beginning of Trail!

Motorcycling, adventure and fraternity.


  1. Martin Welch says:

    Isn’t it amazing how quick people are to criticise anything new?! Already there are negative posts simply because people expect it to be an update of what we had before. It’s clearly not just an update it’s different, fresh, modern, technically advanced and looks good right from the outset. I’m sure it will get even better as new features are introduced. Great work guys.

    • David Scott says:

      Because the basics of the forum were fine, just the software out of date. All that effort for another version of the dreaded Facebook and with none of the versatility of the forum is, to my mind, and apparently others, a backward step. I fail to see what member advantages this has over the old forum other than easy photo posting.

      • Dave Carling says:

        This new Trail website is designed to help new members join the TRF and existing members manage their TRF membership. It incorporates tools and features that help the TRF achieve its goal of Conserving Green Roads in England and Wales. Some of these features include helping TRF members connect with each other and find out what’s going on, as well as highlighting important news and information to all trail riders.

        • David Scott says:

          Sorry Dave, but it has done nothing to keep memebrs in touch with one another in an easy way. The versatility of the old forum has been lost and the only problem I recall for new members was going brown and contacting their local group and that seems no great difference. I really would like to be more positive but it’s very hard.

      • Stuart Avery says:

        Yeah but ..where are all these wonderful features?? I can’t find them . I hope you haven’t paid a lot of money for it , it looks and feels like 1993

  2. Andy Spencer says:

    Certainly a ‘different’ feel to this, the new forum’ Will be interesting to see how it matures. As a luddite I’ve no idea how much time etc setting something like this up takes……..so for that a ‘Big Well Done’.

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