Taylors Escape

21 June 2021

Photos: Dave Mitchell

Artfully dodging forecasts of incoming inclement weather, thirty-odd (careful with the inflexion) keen trail elves scraped, shaped, crafted and benched Christchurch’s Taylors Escape track.

Built on Taylors Mistake bach owners' farmland, the 3 km of new track climbs from Taylors Mistake to the Summit Road - avoiding the need to dice with boy racers on the tarmac after descending Anaconda, and also creating a junior loop out of Taylors and down Anaconda for sand castles and a swim.

A job well done, duly celebrated with snarlers and brews courtesy of Ground Effect’s Slush Fund. Note the freshly dug dirt will take a few weeks of dry weather to harden up so please refrain from riding for now. 

Another session is planned for the spring to work on water control and complete benching on the top section. 

3 Responses


08 July 2021

Hi Stephen. We advertise dig days in our Underground Email and on our Facebook page. Ernie

Stephen East
Stephen East

07 July 2021

I would willingly help with these projects but am not aware of when they are on. I am on your mailing list or should be.
How is help with track maintenance advertised?


Darren Leslie
Darren Leslie

12 April 2021

Hey team!

I really appreciate your work and what you’ve achieved. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make it on 1st May but would love to contribute my time and effort on a subsequent work party.


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