Most of us don’t join SingletrAction for the discounts, but they do come in handy sometimes. Especially if like me you’re not particularly good at riding and are in the market for a skills course.
So what do you get with 2 dogs, 5 kids and 13 adults an unbelievably great dig day. It’s been a long while since we have had such a large turn out for a dig day at Stainburn, and its was quite surprising given the rather poor weather forecast. Drizzly showers first thing followed by …View full post
I’ve been feeling particularly sentimental about SingletrAction just recently, and Stainburn in particular. It is my local trail and it is my playground, both for riding and trail-building. Also, its pretty awesome and I just happen to feel particularly proud of that right now. No reason, I just do.View full post
It was a great day at Stainburn for the February dig day, the weather was quite frankly spectacular especially given the time of year, several people ended up working in T shirts. We also had a great turnout with 13 people and 2 dogs turning out to make their mark on the trails. So we …View full post
The first dig day of the year at Dalby and it turned out to be quite memorable for several reasons. Firstly the weather was fairly miserable particularly early on, but it didn’t put a dampener on proceedings. Secondly it was a great turn out with 14 volunteers opting to get wet and muddy building trails …View full post
We’ve had further correspondence with BMDC and unfortunately no progress has been made on cycle trails in St Ives Estate. The lead Councillor with the portfolio for parks, woodlands, leisure etc met with Friends of St Ives in December to try and negotiate some sort of compromise with them. The outcome was that no compromise …View full post
Last night as I flicked through a magazine something grabbed my attention…. No it wasn’t one of THOSE magazines, but the latest copy of MBUK.
With the magazine this month there’s a guide to Britain’s 50 best trail centres, so I thought I’d have a look at what’s on offer. As expected there are pages for the big guns that draw in the crowds like Dalby and Llandegla, but what is really good to see is there’s also other pages for smaller trails like our very own Stainburn.
We must be doing something right to have two SingletrAction sites in the guide. Have a read and see what you think Here.
Two years ago, give or take, I first rolled up at Stainburn with a spade, some gloves, lunch and a thermos full of coffee.
A bright early spring day with frost on the the ground. Standing on the ridge looking down at the hillside I wondered if I might be early. I appeared to be alone.
We’ve just heard some great news from Forestry Commission via our friends at Pace. There’s to be a new section of trail built at Dalby. Hurrah!
So the route has been finalised, the funding is just about in place and it’s even got a name. With kids and families in mind It’s been designed to be a multi-user trail replacing the existing green that currently has to use the forest drive as you come into Dalby.
It’s with great sadness but due to issues with red tape and insurance we will not be able to run this event as planned on Sunday the 15th April.
For everyone’s benefit we wanted to ensure the event was properly organised with appropriate permissions and provisions and it doesn’t look like we will be able to make that happen in with the timescales we have available and I didn’t want to cancel at the last minute.
We’re having our Annual General Meeting at Dalby this year to see how well we have done in implementing the motions, ideas & proposals over the last year.
We’ve changed the usual format a little and will be holding the scheduled dig day in the morning starting at 10am. Once it gets to 1.30pm we’ll be starting the AGM down in the courtyard meeting room. People can then choose to carry on digging or come to the AGM and see what’s being going on.
I set up Roots Riding as a way to share the great riding we have on offer in North Leeds and The Dales. Over the last year I have been tweaking routes and skills courses, setting up websites and social media and of course putting in countless hours exploring trails on the bike. After all the hard work, I’m really excited about what I’ve got to offer fellow riders. Hopefully the new Uplift Day movie will showcase some of the great trails and good times that are had while out in the hills.
Pace Cycles and CTC to launch premier Bike Centre in Dalby Forest
Pace Cycles has teamed up with the Forest Commission to open a new and exciting trail centre in partnership with CTC, the UK’s largest cycling charity, in Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire.
The trail centre will be launched as Dalby Bike Barn and the aim is to make Dalby Forest a recreation and social hub for local, regional and national visitors building on its already strong reputation as World Cup venue and site of a Tour of Britain stage.