Lets not kid ourselves it’s been cold year so far. Dig days up until now have involved thermal layers and when we have swung a mattock into the frozen ground we’ve many times nearly blinded people with the shrapnel. So it was a joy to get up on Sunday morning and find a clear blue sky waiting …View full post
It’s that time of year again! Last year a bunch of the Stainburn Trail Crew regulars took the Warren Boulder Trail by the scruff of its boulders and gave it a cleaning it would never forget. Finding lost trail, redefining the line and giving a few bits of loving repair where it was needed to …View full post
To celebrate the resurgence of Mountain biking here at JD Cycles, we are pleased to announce the first in a series of Demo days. Based at our Ilkley store, we are running a great day aimed at providing customers with a fantastic range of test bikes from a selection of our brands. The 9th of …View full post
There’s been lots happening over the last year up at Gisburn to help improve the facilities for all you Bikers out there. There’s a new Car Park, Skills Loop, Café and even a new Trail Head all to look forward to and the wait is almost over. On 23rd March a special guest will officially …View full post
We must be doing something right yet again, because for the second time this year we’ve had volunteers from LLoyds TSB wanting to help us out on a dig day. Back in June we had a group of volunteers help out repairing the jumps at Thackley, everyone seemed to have a great time and we got …View full post
The Red cycle route will be diverted at the disabled car park after Crosscliff view point. The diversion will follow the ‘Escape’ signs across to post 24. This work is expected to take a minimum of 4 weeks. Dalby Downhill will be closed for the duration of this work.
There will be other trail diversions due to felling works shortly but I will update you as this happens.Thanks.
In May I was lucky enough to win a skills day with new skills training/guiding start up Roots Riding. I was really chuffed at this, while I’ve never booked on a skills day before I’ve often considered it but just never quite got round to it. I suspect that’s a common story.
Their Natural Descender skills day would turn out to be pretty much tailor made for me, the riding I like, and the things I found/find challenging and love doing/want to do better. So with my trusty On-One in the car I got myself to Embsay Cragg one sunny morning, with a mild sense of trepidation, and only a small skills shopping list in my head to see what would happen.
Some people say it’s not the winning that’s important, it’s the taking part that counts, and they are partly right. Because if you don’t take part you’ve got no chance of winning.
But it’s still all about the winning! Especially when you’ve got a chance to win a Jedi skills session with Tony Doyle at UK Bike Skills.
If you want to learn more checkout al the details here.
Warren Boulder Trail has a reputation. It is a reputation forged in blood, bruises and brown trousers. It is a reputation for Rocks. But sitting as it does in the thick Stainburn Forest this 2004 trail has been slowly but surely reclaimed by nature. The lines have slowly changed and migrated, the aggregate surface lost under years of pine needles.
Do you and your loved one (your missus, not your bike!) wanna see Strength in Numbers for free?
Thanks to David Gould, if you are a fully paid up member of SingletrAction, you have a chance to win 2 ticket’s to see the film premiere of Strength in Numbers & the Dudes of Hazzard at a choice of two cinemas.