Last month we began work on finishing the bottom section of Les’1 which unfortunately Clixby’s ran out time to complete. The existing line was straight and very slippery with mud. We added an extra corner with the intention of adding more as we worked our way down the trail. Unfortunately some small-minded individuals decided they …View full post
Carrying on from our evening session a couple of weeks ago, we cracked on with adding some curves to the ‘Black Track’ today. We had a few returning members join us today too which was great to see. Bill, Matt, Lindsey and Gary all coming along to get involved once more. The felling is still …View full post
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 …View full post
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
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.
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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