Johnny Light

Barrow Monkey and spade technician.

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Ride Kite Trails Wetherby – A new project!

  SingletrAction are pleased to announce a new project in the offing. For a while now a dedicated group of riders spearheaded by Richard Plummer have been exploring a way to enhance and formalise the riding in and around Wetherby. The hope is to signpost waymarked loops of Bridleway, connecting with maintained cycle ways and …

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Our Trail Building Days for May 2016!

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 …

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It’s Back! Chainless Challenge III confirmed.

We are very pleased to announce the third Stainburn Chainless Challenge will take place on 25th April. So save the date, and find a pump track to get some practice in. As with last time online entry will be via British Cycling. Entries open on March 1st.

A polite request.

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.

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All because one Sunday I happened to get out of bed…

Boots and gloves

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.            

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Yorkshire Water Swinsty Trails

Yorkshire Water have been pretty good in the past for opening up permissive bridleways, though they have shied away from offering shared use of footpaths on their land. But they are still ahead of many with their embracing of mountain biking. They took another big step this year when they invested heavily in a new …

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What is Gnar, What is Flow – pt. 1 The Gnar

One of SingletrAction’s regulars pontificates on the jargon, and the meaning, of mountainbiking in an effort to answer what at first seemed a simple couple of questions – What is gnar, and what is flow? Part 1 – The Gnar First things first. Us mountain bikers have silly names for things…

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Digging It at Stainburn – April.

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 …

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Stainburn Black Spring Clean

The steps of Terror in their clean state

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 …

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Natural Descender, a skills day in t’ Dales.

In May I was lucky enough to win a skills day with new skills training/guiding start up Roots Riding. I was really chuffed at this, while I’ve never booked on a skills day before I’ve often considered it but just never quite got round to it. I suspect that’s a common story.   Their Natural …

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