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

2011 Forest of Dean Mini DH Round 3

Not many photos this time but Rich sent over this nice little report.

The final mini DH of the season saw a return to Ski Run, but with an interesting start because of the forestry works. The new line started off looking nice but with 300 riders practicing their lines it soon turned into the evil child of Mr Rooty! The rest of the track was pretty slick and the mud and roots at the bottom section in particular were on hand to catch out the unwary.

Despite some drunken promises from others at the club dinner that they would be giving the event a go, Rich Dade was the only club member racing this time round, managing to get 18th place in the masters out of 47. Thanks also to Graham for the photos and Mike D for popping along and lending his support to the event.

Suspicious Combi Van

Please read the message below from PS Tim Hutchinson reference new information related to bike thefts.

Please could you urge cyclists to keep an eye out for a white Vauxhall Combi van on '05 plates. There will obviously be lots of these around, but we have reason to believe that one is connected to thefts of pedal cycles.

Clearly we don't want to receive a report of every such van, as the vast majority will be used by totally legitimate and law abiding members of the public, but if any are seen in suspicious circumstances, we would very much like to hear from people. Either email me if it's just general info, or if it requires more immediate attention, ring the contact centre (0845 090 1234).

Also, I did hear a vague report of a pick up being seen up at Daisybank recently, with the occupants watching the bikers intently. I have no idea where that report came from and no further details. Again, if anyone has anything they want to tell me, please encourage them to drop me a line.

If you are followed home by this car or any other please report this to the local police (0845 090 1234) and lock your bikes up in your house for a while. Cars have been known to return only hours later to take the bikes. Carefully choose your route home so that you cannot be easily followed and keep an eye over your shoulder.