In between guiding and instructing earlier this year I was lucky enough to be a trail builder on a new Grade 5 trail “Butters”. This short film “Butters – Skip the gym & go digging” documents the trail crew experiences building this trail, located in the top of the South Island, Nelson, New Zealand. This trail has been named and built-in memory of Bernard “Butters” Simmonds.


The Trail was co-funded by Santa Cruz Bicycles Pay Dirt fund and Nelson City Council. Special thanks goes to Nelson Mountain bike Club and Ngati Koata trust

It was a real privileged to work alongside such experienced trail builders. Easy trail building services, Ian Phillipps, Martin Strelka, Kurt Lancaster, Digby Shaw and Niklas Louis Hueber