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 behind the curtains. A quick breakfast, shove a sandwich, a boost bar, and a bowl for the dog in my bag, and then get my boots on the while the hound goes apoplectic with joy. He knows the signs, its a day in the woods.
Its August but that’s not scaring the rain away. With possible storms due for this months dig day a few people were put off coming along. In the end it was just myself and Sean, but as always I was suprised at just how much we got done. Due to the lack of volunteers we …View full post
We knew at before we started today that it would be a small crew as we move into the summer holidays. But it just goes to show its not the numbers that matter but the dedication. So in what can only be described as a sauna it was an amazing effort from Stuart, Steve, Robert, …View full post
Having looked at the weather forecast beforehand I was expecting rain around dinnertime at Guisborough, so that would give us plenty of time to sort the last berm on Les’ 2. The weather gods had different plans however. As we arrived on-site just before 10am the light drizzle started. Not too bad we thought, we …View full post
We weren’t expecting a huge turnout for the June dig day at Dalby when we realised that the first England game of the world cup would be shown late the night before. So it was no surprise that there were only 6 volunteers. Mind you I’m sure it can’t all be blamed on the World …View full post
Well it was a bit of a solo effort at Guisborough today. Wandered up with a nice lady who is interested in joining us at some future digs, but being only me there wasn’t much for me to show her, so we had a good chat and she left me to it. The undergrowth is …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 bring the most technical trail in England back to its former glory.
To make sure trails are kept in this condition, and help them last as long as possible we will be doing the same again for the next month. Starting on the 10th of April evening sessions will be brushing and raking the trails in preparation for what can only be a better summer than last year.
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 March will be the first day and we have bikes from Ibis, Giant, Pivot and Scott available to book. We will also have displays of new products available in store along with exclusive ‘on the day’ offers. Throw in free Yorkshire Tea and grub; it will be a great day.
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 cut the ribbon and open these new additions to Gisburn.
We’ve been told there’ll be other events and activities taking place during the day to celebrate.
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 loads of work done.
We were please to be contacted by another group from Lloyds TSB’s grad scheme a few weeks ago, wanting to get a taste of what SingletrAction do on our dig days. We could have picked any one of our current sites but thought it would be the perfect opportunity to continue the good work we’ve already started at St Ives In recent months.
This is to GIVE AWAY a large Pace RC325.5 (2012) frame. All proceeds from tickets will be given to SingletrAction Dalby Trail crew to help maintain the trails here in Dalby Forest. They will announce the winner nearer Christmas but tickets are now on sale not at the Bike Barn.
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Well I was the lucky git who won a space on a Jedi training session with the Singletraction raffle. I entered mainly because of the prize as I am a sucker for bike related competitions so had no real idea what I had entered or won until I saw Tony pull my name out of his helmet. I duly contacted Tony, and booked myself in for the September Jumps and Drops public course to eek out the end of summer and leant to jump on dry trails (if only…). It was my second trip up to UK Bike Skills, my first was back in August last year so plenty of time for me to forget everything and get back into my bad habits to keep Tony busy.