Getting trails in Helmond has been in the works for a long time. Meetings were had at the council and solutions needed to be found. A location was the first problem. After a spot at the fenced off motocross track did not work out, I gave up hope. But not Mike van de Kerkhof. He went on and finally checked out a spot at the Johannes-Vermeerlaan in Helmond-Noord.
Basically any spot works for trails as long as you get some truckloads of good dirt and a digger for a day or two. The Helmond council offered help and a design was made. Truckloads of clay were delivered and with the help of a digger they were put into place. Fine tuning was done by hand and the spot is there!
Trails are never finished. You can keep adding jumps and lines. You can check the photos to see the way it looks now. The official opening of the Helm Trails will be on 5 November next. Everyone is invited to check out the Helm Trails. Location: "Bai ut nei knaal bei dun fietsbreug". It's public so there is no need to climb a fence. The area is a bit shady so leave your video cameras locked up. Don't say we didn't warn you.
For more info I'll leave Mike's number here. Call him up, he'll be stoked to hear from you.
Mike van de Kerkhof: 0492-532926