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.
Well if you had gone to Stainburn there were Santa Cruz bikes everywhere, not mention Orange bikes and Niners too. Not that you would have known it had you arrived before 9 a.m. the car park was virtually empty, it was cold and windy, very windy. But suddenly there was a flurry of activity as …View full post
Stainburn has recently experienced unauthorised and destructive activities and these have now escalated to a point where it has become a real concern. We must ask that no-one take it upon themselves to remove, modify or add trail features unless at a SingletrAction Dig Day.View full post
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
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.
Over the last few years, mountain bikes have been out shone by the road bike side of our business. Our routes are firmly in mountain bikes and riding our local trails so we’ve upped our game and taken mountain matters into our own hands.
We all know access is important but to most of us it is something for other people to worry about. But as individuals and groups we can do an awful lot to preserve access where we already have it, and to support initiatives where we want to improve access
FC and Singletraction want to see about getting things back up and running. So FC will be holding a meeting about Dalby’s cycle trails on Sunday, 19 February. The meeting is scheduled to start at 10am and is being held in the courtyard community room at Dalby.
We all know how tricky it can be to cross over the busy road to Norwood.
Sometimes it’s down right dangerous crossing over to the natural trail, not only for people on their bikes but also for motorists, who suddenly find a load of people in the road.
The local council and Forestry have asked that for safety reasons could cyclists using the unofficial cleared lines in Norwood Edge please access the forest from Stainburn Moor car park.
We hope that Barrow Load will become an interactive way for the organisation (membership/supporters/friends) to share news and information, the content is not exhaustive but is more a pick ‘n mix of news and activities.