Nov 23

Flat Out Fit – By Libby

I am not competitive.

I like to do well for me but I never really knew what my potential was or in fact is. I had a go at a small triathlon in July and did ok; it was for charity and I did it for fun; I could’ve come last and I wouldn’t have minded so long as I wasn’t severely incapacitated at the end….which I wasn’t – the day after though was another matter!

Anyway, there was a defining moment when I thought “I know what I’ll do, I’ll get fit”. It happened one afternoon in the car park at Stainburn Forest – I guess that’s the impact that place has!

I have been cycling properly for about 11 years; by properly I mean without reflectors, baskets and spokey dokeys and, if I do say so myself, I don’t do bad but I knew I wasn’t at my best.

 

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Nov 22

Pace Cycles Demo Day – Whinlatter

TO ALL YOU FAIR WEATHER RIDERS…WEATHER IS LOOKING GOOD THIS WEEKEND…If you are in the lakes this weekend or fancy a trip out, come and see the Pace Cycles Demo Day at Whinlatter Forest this Saturday from 10-3.

They’ll have their full 2012 Pace fleet with them available for demos, which if you order a frame on the day you will also get 1 free service on shock/fork or 20% off a Trailside Pace Self Catering booking.

Purchases are available through 0% finance and various Cycle to Work schemes.

Please remember to bring I.D (see poster)

PHONE 01751 460599 OR EMAIL SOPHIE@PACECYCLES.COM FOR MORE INFO!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

Nov 07

Dig for a Fish

Last year we did did Dig for a Pig and one lucky trailbuilder rode away on brand new Ragley Piglet donated by Hotlines & Brant Richards.

This year Troute & Smudge have got together to donate next years newest, high powered lightset.

This year its the Darkness-Dominator at 2600 Lumens. Who knows what nightslayer they’ll have developed by next year!

You, lucky SingletrAction trailbuilders just have to turn up and dig. Each trailbuilding day attended gives you a name in the hat. We will draw the prize next year in time for the winter season.

So come along to a dig for a chance to put your riding buddies in the shade.

Nov 07

SingletrAction would like to welcome on board Troutelights

If you spend too much time on Singletrackworld like me then you can’t have failed to have heard of Troutie or Smudge.

Over the last couple of years Troutie has been pushing the boundaries of LED technology to bring upgrade kits to mountain bikers, allowing them to adapt old lightsets to newer  LEDs. Lights without batteries are not much use and that is where Smudge steps in providing power solutions to match the lights.

Nov 02

Hope R4 a first glance – By Jase

As you all know, if you attend 5 trailbuilding days you qualify for a Hope discount. Hope Tech’s way of putting something back.

Some of us recently ordered Hope’s new R4 lightset for this winter.

I gave mine a go last night.

I have been using a DX torch on my head and a Vision 2 on my bars. Last night I just used the R4 on my head.

 

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Oct 29

Trail of the Year 2011: Reader awards

MBR.co.uk are wanting to know what people’s favorite trail of 2011 is and voting is now open.

So far a few people have already voted for stainburn including the Pro Ride Guides and myself, putting Stainburn in 7th place at the moment.  But we really could do with more votes to get us closer to the top of the list where we rightly belong.

So if you love stainburn and want to prove our local trail is the best vote here.

Oct 13

Chainless Challenge – By Jase

You know that moment when you realise you have started something you can’t hope to pull off.  You’ve opened your big old gob and your bluff has been called! Well six months ago that was me.

Feeling pretty proud of the Descent Line Extension and the huge job of reinstating the flow to the top third, post Ed Oxleys Flow course and inspired by Si B’s run minus his broken chain I uttered the fatal words “ We should hold a Chainless event…”, “and a BBQ”. At this point everybody said “sounds good, get on with it”. And that’s when the cold sweats started…
 

 

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Sep 07

Chase Trails – Lottery Awards Support : An Update

 

Midlands trail builders Chase Trails needs votes in The National Lottery Awards 2011 FINAL. They are asking for people to vote for the Chase Trails Cycle Project by calling 0844 836 9721 or going online to http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/best-sport-project/141/. Public voting for the final starts at 9am on 2 September and ends at midday on 26 September. If you voted for us in the semi-final please vote for us again in the final.

 

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Aug 28

Communicating risk in outdoor recreation.

We’ve got a favor to ask if you’ve got a few minutes spare. SingletrAction has been asked If we could help Paddy Harrop with his Masters Degree in public communication.

Paddy Asks:
My masters degree project is focussing on the use of signage to communicate risk to mountain bikers. If you can spare ten minutes to complete this survey I would really appreciate your help.

Thanks
Paddy

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Aug 24

Chainless Challenge

You up for a challenge? A Chainless Challenge?

A real test of your riding prowess?

Or maybe you just fancy hanging out and doing something fun and different on your bike? Unless you’ve been living under a stone you’ll know that bikings latest buzzwords are pump & flow. Well after a settling in period our Descent Line at Stainburn was lacking just that..

 

 

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