Ride Lightly: Keeping mountain bike trails in good nick

Paul is the keenest of mountain bikers. He loves a mountain bike trail with great flow and fun, and appreciates that the bush is a vital part of the experience.

Garigal National Park is a popular mountain biking spot for Sydneysiders

Paul Lidgard is the President of Trailcare NSW. He also runs a mountain bike trail advocacy group that works with National Park and Wildlife Service to design and build trails for riders and wildlife. Paul knows what work goes into making great trails and how to keep them in good condition.

Sustainable trail building needs to consider the threatened species, the Aboriginal heritage, the terrain including the soil types and drainage, and materials used to build the trails. Ride lightly because we love our bush areas and we want to keep them as they are.