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SingletrAction are pleased to announce a new project in the offing. For a while now a dedicated group of riders spearheaded by Richard Plummer have been exploring a way to enhance and formalise the riding in and around Wetherby. The hope is to signpost waymarked loops of Bridleway, connecting with maintained cycle ways and …View full post
We are breaking from habit a bit this coming month, as it’s the Tour de Yorkshire. So many of us are going to be on the roadside cheering on some ‘road cyclists’ (it’s a real sport we looked it up) who are out for a ride around our grand county. So the result of this is we have …View full post
Singletraction (STA) has been approached by Gez Marshall the ranger in charge of the trails at Sutton bank (http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/cycling/sutton-bank) to get involved with trail maintenance and we think it’s a great idea. It puts STA in touch with another major land manager the North Moors National park http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk and will add another set of skills …View full post
It was the Singletraction AGM yesterday were lots of things were discussed, more on that later. But we also picked up a very nice cheque for £230 thanks to the Dalby bike barn frame raffle. Thanks very much guys, the money has been ear marked for new tools at Dalby, namely wheel barrows and drain …View full post
Another great bit of feedback for Stainburn today, seems to be the day for people popping their Stainburn cherry! Anyone else going up for the first time this weekend?
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Angus the trail building dog was once more on hand last weekend, but this time he was making himself useful and weighing down some Terram kindly donated by Clixbys Trail Builders while we laid it out in the trail bed.
There’s no-one we can’t find a useful job for in the cause of building better trails! Come along to one of our digs see how you can help!
Awesome! dig day at Stainburn today. We arrived and my god it was cold but this afternoon was just stunning. The revised climb from the bottom descent line extension is now open. But loose until it settles but definitely open.
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Huge thanks for Forestry Commission for the late Xmas present of matching piles of Aggregate and Stainburn and Guisborough.
They always get us just what we’ve been wanting. You guys!!!
Additional thanks to Stuart for organising and overseeing delivery!
Now lets turn that heap into trail!
Just a quick report for today’s snowy maintenance day.
It was crisp underfoot as we headed up to Les’2 & 3 this morning, but soon after arriving the snow started to fall. As we worked we could feel the ground getting harder as the frost set in further.
Aim of the day was to clear drainage and do a little patching up of braking bumps. I also wanted to guide riders onto the correct line, as they seem to be riding down the drainage channel at the side of the trail at one point.
We cleared the channel and lined the trail with some rocks to make it more obvious which way the trail goes. Its all about getting your line right into the drop before it, if you want to keep your speed.
We cleared some more drainage and then proceeded to fill a few braking ruts at the first drop. The ground was pretty frozen by this point and covered with snow. As a result I didn’t take any after pics, as there wasn’t much to see.
Many thanks to today’s volunteers, Dan for bringing up the tools, and diggers, Gary, Lindsey, Ram, and nice to meet 1st timer Graham.