1. 1 Trail Building ethos? Cycletherapy is Paul Masson, a trail building consultant who talks passionately to people about. . .
    Trail Building Ethos?

    Cycletherapy is Paul Masson, a trail building consultant who talks passionately to people about mountain bike trails, designs and plans trails, supervises, trains and manages the builders on trail projects and quite often picks up the tools and just does it himself. 

    As a rider, I ride a lot, I’ve raced a lot, I’ve been a bike guide, instructor and I’ve worked in the mountain bike trade.

    As a trail designer, I have designed and supervised the building of approximately 110km of trails to the value of nearly £900k and have been making a living out of consulting, designing, building and supervising trail builds for the last ten years.

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  2. 2 Type of Trails? Type of trails does Cycletherapy specialise in?

    Type of Trails?

    As a consultant I design what the client needs; be it downhill, pump tracks, jump zones, free ride parks, skills areas, fitness tracks, kids play areas, or even good old fashioned singletrack. 

    Although, if pressed, I’d say my favourite is working with rocky, challenging terrain to produce black grade cross-country trails. Unfortunately these types of trail are rare on a new build these days

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  3. 3 Previous Projects? A description of previous projects Cycletherapy have been involved in....

    Previous Projects?

    Aviemore area, Badaguish cross-country race course, design and handbuild. Design consultancy on the Allt mor track up to Cairngorm car park.

    Laggan, Wolftrax Trail network, all work from initial feasibility study and build to re-builds and maintenance.

    Learnie, Red Rock Trail network, all work from initial feasibility study and build to re-builds and maintenance.

    The New Forest, Hampshire, design of concept for trail network.

    Fort William area; Witches Trail, re-design and supervision of contractor on cross-country courses and skills area.

    Fort William, Cow Hill multi-use path, design and supervision of build.

    Aberdeen area, Pitfichie downhill & cross-country trails

    Aberdeen, Kirkhill Forest jumps area.

    Forres, Sanquhar Woods, jumps and trails area, design and supervision of build.

    Tarland, nr Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, design of cross-country trails, jumps area and skills park.

    Carron Valley trail network, working with local development group on design and supervision of contractor through build.

    Glenmore Lodge, skills area, design and supervision of contractor.

    Ashgill Receation Centre, Milton, Glasgow, jumps and skills area, design and supervision of contractor.

    Abriachan, nr Inverness, design of mtb skills area and associated cross-country trails.

    Alyth, community consultation, design of mtb skills area, jump park and associated cross-country trails.

    Lochore Meadows, Fife, jumps and skills area, design and supervision of contractor.

    Hillend, ski area, consultation and feasibility for mtb centre.

    Isle of Skye, consultation and design for mtb trails

    Alness Academy, mtb skills training facility, design and supervision of contractor.

    Glen Isla feasibility study for new trail centre

    Glasgow, Gleniffer Braes, feasibility study for new trail centre

    Moray Monster trails, consultation on re-design for long term future

    Inverness University Campus, consultation and design of proposed skills area and bicycle access.

    Isle of Mull, feasibility study for development of cycle tracks in community owned forest.

    Grantown on Spey, mtb skills area and jump park, design and supervision of contractor

    Perth, Kinnoull Hill, freeride park, design and supervision of contractor

    Forestry Commission Scotland; consultancy work on strategic overview of Scottish manmade trails, advisor to their in-house trail building guidelines (OGB 37) and training of nationwide staff.

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  4. 4 Level of Qualifications The level of qualifications within Cycletherapy. . .

    Level of Qualifications

    Degree level Mechanical Engineering

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