A few good runs

A nice video compilation of some of the best club rides..

Daisybank dig weekender 2012

Big thanks to all who turned up to repair Daisybank dirt jumps this weekend. It was an epic couple of days of dirt moving and packing in. I still cannot quite believe how much we achieved and how good the summer is going to be riding up there.

Buckholt Wood riding agreement

Last Friday (March 23rd) representatives from Cheltenham & County CC and Bigfoot MBC reached what we considered as a workable riding agreement with Natural England and the forestry manager

Cheltenham & County and Bigfoot MBC hit Ribbesford

With our two clubs having recently collaborated in trying to negotiate the return of mountain biking to Buckholt Woods we furthered this partnership with a superb gravity riding day at the downhill trails near to Ribbesford

Working hard at the FlyUp

A few lucky club member managed to blag a Friday off work to try out the DH track modifications at Cwmcarn, in preparation for the New Year ride of course. Sadly a mini bus breakdown and a lesser known Fabien Barrel meant that the uplift was cancelled. The back up plan was to quickly book the remaining spaces on FlyUp at the Forest of Dean. 

As usual the service was excellent with as many runs as you dared in the low light conditions. I think most people has a few minor off's or moments through the day, including Roger carefully mastering the star-jump dismount and Ian nearly landing on him. We wish a big get well soon to the random rider who had a nasty crash and a broken collar bone. The conditions were a real mix of dry under the tree cover to sloppy in the open areas. The most embarrassing failure was Alex's attempt at a 180 en-route to the trail which resulted in a flat tire and a miserable run.  

I think in total everyone managed a dedicated 13-14 runs, the last few were using the force with the low light. After the bike and body hose down the day finished with a classic FoD cake, perfect end to what is becoming a classic days riding.

Cheers Adam for the photos.