We held our 1st evening trailbuilding session in a long time last night. The hope was to get some new faces along as lots of people claim not to be able to make a weekend dig due to family, work, etc. There were no new faces. So a crew of usual suspects cracked on with some repair work from felling along the ‘Black Track’.
One contractor has already been and felled over the Black Track, but they didn’t fell the gulley section of the trail. Another contractor has now moved in to do this. However he doesn’t appear quite as considerate to the cycle trail as the previous crew. We have been along and cleared branches and loose debris a couple of times now to keep the trail going. This isn’t a major issue, more of an annoyance.
One section of the trail has taken a bit of a beating where the machinery has rubbed out the trail. Fortunately it was only a short section which we managed to clear, and hopefully guide riders in the right direction.
With the route now clear and some work done on our armoured section at the end of the trail, we moved backward towards Highcliffe, where we would like to add some more interest to the trail. The section runs fairly straight until it reaches a small drop. From here it hits a left hand berm, but then its a straight run to a corner, followed by another straight run. Our plan is to add some flowing curves to these sections to make it much more interesting. So with that in mind we set about adjusting the existing berm, making it a little tighter, to flow into the next flowing curve we have planned.
It was actually a really nice evening to be up there working, reasonably warm, no wind, and a bit of sun. We started to mark out the new curvy line, and will continue at our next evening session on the 25th September, and again on our next weekend session on the 28th.
Hopefully next time we might get some fresh new faces to feed in some more new ideas, and put their mark on our trails.
For now thanks to Andy, Sean, and Ram for their work. Its really nice to be adding new features to the trails, and with the work currently being done by Clixby’s on Les’1 its happy days at Guisborough.