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Apr 23

The clocks have gone forward!

Drainage at the bottom of the Black

So what if they have, I hear you say, well it means that with the lighter nights and we can start our evening raids on the trails at Stainburn. We made our second visit this week to finish revamping the drainage at the end of the Black and Aldo’s so hopefully we have solved the …

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Apr 13

If you had gone down into the woods today you’d have had a great surprise


Well if you had gone to Stainburn there were Santa Cruz bikes everywhere, not mention Orange bikes and Niners too. Not that you would have known it had you arrived before 9 a.m. the car park was virtually empty, it was cold and windy, very windy. But suddenly there was a flurry of activity as …

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Mar 19

A polite request.

Stainburn has recently experienced unauthorised and destructive activities and these have now escalated to a point where it has become a real concern. We must ask that no-one take it upon themselves to remove, modify or add trail features unless at a SingletrAction Dig Day.

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Mar 03

2 Dogs, 5 Kids and 13 Adults

That's a lot of trail

So what do you get with 2 dogs, 5 kids and 13 adults an unbelievably great dig day. It’s been a long while since we have had such a large turn out for a dig day at Stainburn, and its was quite surprising given the rather poor weather forecast. Drizzly showers first thing followed by …

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Feb 13

All because one Sunday I happened to get out of bed…

I’ve been feeling particularly sentimental about SingletrAction just recently, and Stainburn in particular. It is my local trail and it is my playground, both for riding and trail-building. Also, its pretty awesome and I just happen to feel particularly proud of that right now. No reason, I just do.            

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Feb 02

Two sites in one day

The finished article turned out to be a bit bigger than planned

It was a great day at Stainburn for the February dig day, the weather was quite frankly spectacular especially given the time of year, several people ended up working in T shirts. We also had a great turnout with 13 people and 2 dogs turning out to make their mark on the trails.   So we …

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Jan 19

Lot’s of new tools at the Dalby dig day

Rock pitch

The first dig day of the year at Dalby and it turned out to be quite memorable for several reasons. Firstly the weather was fairly miserable particularly early on, but it didn’t put a dampener on proceedings. Secondly it was a great turn out with 14 volunteers opting to get wet and muddy building trails …

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Jan 09

St Ives Update

We’ve had further correspondence with BMDC and unfortunately no progress has been made on cycle trails in St Ives Estate. The lead Councillor with the portfolio for parks, woodlands, leisure etc met with Friends of St Ives in December to try and negotiate some sort of compromise with them. The outcome was that no compromise …

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Nov 30

Yorkshire Water Swinsty Trails

Yorkshire Water have been pretty good in the past for opening up permissive bridleways, though they have shied away from offering shared use of footpaths on their land. But they are still ahead of many with their embracing of mountain biking. They took another big step this year when they invested heavily in a new …

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Oct 25

What is Gnar, What is Flow – pt. 1 The Gnar

One of SingletrAction’s regulars pontificates on the jargon, and the meaning, of mountainbiking in an effort to answer what at first seemed a simple couple of questions – What is gnar, and what is flow? Part 1 – The Gnar First things first. Us mountain bikers have silly names for things…

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