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Oct 10

And so it begins……

After all the boring but very necessary, behind the scenes graft, the easy bit has started!

On the morning of Sunday 30 September we ignored the nasty forecast and met up in the car park on Harden Moor to break ground on the St Ives project.

 

 

 

 

Over the last few months we have clocked up a lot of miles on the first section, searching for any bedrock that was lurking under the heather, just waiting to be revealed and reused as a sexy new trail.
This meant that we got off to a flyer on Sunday by peeling back a huge stretch of lovely gritstone. It looks like Balblair up in bonnie Scotland and it certainly won’t be wearing out in a hurry!

 

Sadly, as with all trail building its never that easy and in between the bedrock we had to dig a little deeper for the win.

So a big pat on the back for the St Ives crew for turning up and sweating buckets and for the weather for not doing its worst. You all grabbed a last chance to win a Troutlight too.

 

Lots of folks, out dog walking, popped out of the woods to see us and wish us well. And on that note, if we want this positive attitude to continue once the new section opens then we all have a duty to be uber considerate when riding.
St Ives is not going to be a trail centre. The first section is multi user and bidirectional, how this is ridden will make or break whether we get to carry on building.

 

If we can act responsibly then we will get to build some really fun sections over the next few years :)

How fast things happen depends entirely on how many people turn up to trailbuilding days. Its the last Sunday of every month and details can be found on Singletraction website forum and Facebook pages – SingletrAction and SingletrAction St Ives Bingley Trail Crew (this one requires you to request to join). Give us heads up if you’re coming as it helps us plan for the day or drop in and say hello.