Ever been riding and your feet get soaked?
You want to ride the next day and your shoes are still damp and cold?
Don’t you just hate it when that happens? I know I do…
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
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
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.