Trailcraft has 4 directors and Each team member brings individual skills to the job. We have over 50 years of combined experience in both bmx and mountain bike trail building.
We aim to build safely and sustainably a range of designs that help push a riders confidence and skills as well as pushing the sport forward as a whole. Our team have specialist skills in the bike track services being able to form shapes using a mixture of plant and hand tools with a riders perspective. Being a team of builder riders we have an excellent vision of how shapes link and flow together which is imperitive for a finished product that rides correctly. We aim to build tracks to suit all ages, male and female alike. Manon Carpenter is used for consultancy and testing of all designs and builds. We use appropriate aggregates to surface and armour up the trails we construct and can offer consultancy on materials. The construction methods we use ensure that the tracks remain in a good condition well after the date of completion.
A lifetime cyclist of all disciplines, who has over 20 years of experience in the bike track industry. Jason's former company has seen him build a range of race tracks from regional to national standard and a spread of pumptracks/dirtjump spots across the UK. These tracks have often been used for National races and British Championship rounds. Jason has recently gone on to build and direct Rampworld skatepark in Cardiff. Rampworld is Wales's leading skatepark and Jason is a man of many talents when it comes to building bicycle facilities.
is a graduated mechanical engineer and has been Jason's right hand man since the early days of Dragon Downhill. Working with Jason carpenter and a small team, he has completed many successful projects. During these builds James has developed an in-depth knowledge of obstacles typically found on BMX and Pump Tracks, and their construction. A highly skilled Plant Operator with experience of liasing with Clients, Designers, User Groups and Staff. James has a unique eye for construction, with longevity always in mind he endeavours to produce the highest quality products that ride the best.
has been building bike trails for over a decade, ranging from DH, XC, Skills Areas, Pump Tracks, Bike Parks all over the UK and in Europe. With a talent and degree in design, Shaun can spot the flow where most people can't. He is also the trail builder and director of Black Mountain Cycle Centre. when he isn't busy with Trailcraft he can often be found at the Black Mountains building new lines and putting them to the test
spent his youth racing mountain bikes at elite level. Nikki knows what a good track should feel like and has the skills of building it to match. Nikki and Shaun both were heavily involved in most of Back-On-Tracks builds, and between the two of them built half the trails at Bike Park Wales. Valuable experience has been gained through working in challenging areas, sensitive sites and protected locations. With years of racing experience between us, we are able to make informed judgements unsupervised. We aim to create trails that are optimised for their environment with the fun, flow charecteristics being key.