Warren Boulder Trail has a reputation. It is a reputation forged in blood, bruises and brown trousers. It is a reputation for Rocks. But sitting as it does in the thick Stainburn Forest this 2004 trail has been slowly but surely reclaimed by nature. The lines have slowly changed and migrated, the aggregate surface lost under years of pine needles.
We are breaking from habit a bit this coming month, as it’s the Tour de Yorkshire. So many of us are going to be on the roadside cheering on some ‘road cyclists’ (it’s a real sport we looked it up) who are out for a ride around our grand county. So the result of this is we have …View full post
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
Do you and your loved one (your missus, not your bike!) wanna see Strength in Numbers for free?
Thanks to David Gould, if you are a fully paid up member of SingletrAction, you have a chance to win 2 ticket’s to see the film premiere of Strength in Numbers & the Dudes of Hazzard at a choice of two cinemas.
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.