Mar 01

Stainburn Dig Day


Another dedicated crew out today at Stainburn and a bit more re-aligning of the red/black climb happened. I don’t think it will be long now before its completed,

Feb 19

It’s Back! Chainless Challenge III confirmed.

We are very pleased to announce the third Stainburn Chainless Challenge will take place on 25th April. So save the date, and find a pump track to get some practice in.

As with last time online entry will be via British Cycling.

Entries open on March 1st.

Feb 16

Coming soon! The Chainless Challenge is BACK for 2015

chainlesscomingsoonComing soon… the return of our regular event showcasing the trails at Stainburn. The race that proves that peddling only slows you down…

The Chainless Challenge is BACK for 2015. Details coming soon.


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Feb 15

Dig day at Dalby

A slightly different dig day at Dalby today. We started with breakfast as usual but followed up a Health and safety talk for the FC very informative. But then it as back to section 17 normal service resumed.20150216-dalbydig0120150216-dalbydig02

Feb 05

Dogs welcome at our trail builds.

10426205_928725610501640_3462574225268210721_nAngus 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!

Feb 01

Stainburn Dig day.

995051_926256380748563_1635532144664898884_nAwesome! 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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Jan 30

Late Xmas gift for Stainburn and Guisborough

10931306_924940884213446_6905003676272248821_nHuge 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!

Jan 18

Guisborough January Maintenance

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.

Blocked Drainage Channel

Blocked Drainage Channel

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.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Les'3 Holding Up Very Well - No Work Required

Les’3 Holding Up Very Well – No Work Required

Many thanks to today’s volunteers, Dan for bringing up the tools, and diggers, Gary, Lindsey, Ram, and nice to meet 1st timer Graham.

Jan 18

January Dalby dig day

10917133_916987791675422_6309210624381612435_nA great turnout and fabulous day. We got stuck into the decent in Section 17 and its now quite different. Easier line on the left and there are now 3 steps on the right, hopefully something for everyone.

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Dec 14

Guisborough December Dig

Today’s dig saw us heading back up to Les’1 to try and make a little more progress. With a small team of 4 we decided to work from the bottom up, since pushing the wheelbarrow up the muddy bank is challenging at the best of times. The surface was rather slippy today, after a few days of frost has thawed out. We firstly decided to scrape the slop off the bottom berm and get some armor down on that. We put down a nice thick layer which will hopefully hold up.

Bottom berm

Bottom berm

Ghille Kettle in action

Ghille Kettle in action

We also managed to make use of the Ghille Kettle this morning too. It really is a great piece of kit for making a nice hot brew on the trail side.

So post brew we continued to work up the trail. I wanted to get rider coming into the berm on the ‘correct’ side. Its a left hander, so ideally you need to enter on the right of the trail for the best flow. However due to the condition of the trail a lot of riders are being forced over to the left, and then having to cut across the entry of the berm. This has caused the bankside to erode and dragged lots of soft ground into the berm, which was holding water and making a real mess. So with that in mind we have put in an armored line from the centre of the trail back across to the right, to give a better entry into the berm.

Looking up

Looking up

Looking down

Looking down

There’s obviously still a bit of work to do in order to link up with the work we have done further up the trail, but we will get there eventually.

Many thanks to today’s volunteers, Gary, Dan, and Tim.

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