Singletraction (STA) has been approached by Gez Marshall the ranger in charge of the trails at Sutton bank (http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/cycling/sutton-bank) to get involved with trail maintenance and we think it’s a great idea. It puts STA in touch with another major land manager the North Moors National park http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk and will add another set of skills …View full post
It was the Singletraction AGM yesterday were lots of things were discussed, more on that later. But we also picked up a very nice cheque for £230 thanks to the Dalby bike barn frame raffle. Thanks very much guys, the money has been ear marked for new tools at Dalby, namely wheel barrows and drain …View full post
And we’re done… What a day, wind – rain – sun – gnar – awesome. SingletrAction’s 3rd Chainless challenge is over, and wow, what a day, what race. We never tire of seeing how seriously people take it. We promise, you’ll never ride these trails the same again. Nor should you… Chainless IV may well …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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