Friday, 17 May 2013

Damage to the Dog

Yet more harvesting has been taking place on 'Follow the Dog' at the end of "Billy Goats Gruff" (OK, we haven't installed that name board yet). The forwarders have tracked over a short section of trail to avoid the near by overhead electricity power lines.

Rubber mats had been placed to protect our trail, which were working well until heavy rain cause problems this week.

The section is still open and safe to ride - it will need repairing once the harvesting work has finished.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

It's finally open - Trail Building

The Forestry Engineer's inspection of "Pot of Gold" and the "Roller Coaster" had picked up a few things that needed tweaking before we could open these contractor built sections. So, with help from new faces Matt and Stuart (thanks guys), we loaded up and headed over to Deercote Valley.

After making the required changes, the closed sections were debrashed ready for a quick try. The only test pilot with a bike was Dave so donning his helmet, he pedalled off into the distance. Minutes later he came into sight grinning from ear to ear - I get the feeling he'd enjoyed his quick blast down the new trail.

The surface of the trail is still new and soft so please take it easy - remember "skids are for kids" as they say.


Friday, 10 May 2013

Membership / Renewal Update

We have run out of stock of membership pack materials and have been awaiting a restock. Most items are now in hand with one exception. Its looking like another two to three weeks before the missing items are due to show. Please accept our apologies for the delay, but sending things out in two mail shots makes an expensive exercise. We do a fairly tidy job of building trails, but we lack a little when it comes to PR! Hopefully we have our priorities the right way around ......
Please remember to let us know if any membership pack is bought on somebody else's behalf, or as a gift (state for who, an email and a delivery address, as we're not psychic....), or if the delivery address is not the same as the Paypal registered address. You can inform us using the Paypal 'Message to seller' box, or direct to (also used for any other membership queries or issues).

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Fill that hole - Trail building

Whilst the “race crew” were off racing in the Singletrack 6hr Enduro, it was business as usual for the rest of the crew – trail maintenance on “Snap it”, the section before the “Upper Cliff” descent.
The main issue was the larger hole - we were going to fix it a few weeks back, but decided to leave it in case it improved ... evidently, if you've ridden in the past few weeks, it hadn’t.

So it was filled with a few dozen large stones then surfaced with material from a nearby "borrow pit" (basically digging suitable material from a nearby source) and wackered flat.

All finished! Lovely and smooth.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Monkey Trail Diversion - Latest Update

Latest update: Diversion has now been removed - the Monkey is fully open.

After recently completing maintenance on 'Deerskull' and 'Rainbow Valley', the diversion has been reduced in length as shown by the purple line on this map.

The contractor repaired sections (in the dark green area on the map) are to be inspected by the FC engineer next week and opened shortly afterwards subject to a satisfactory inspection - watch this space .....