I figure that if every-one on Singletrackworld lobbies Essex County Council - it might put enough pressure on them to realise that dis-mantling the technical sections of the Hadleigh Farm trail would be a short-sighted mistake.
Read 'Don't Mess up Hadleigh's Olympic Bike Track' online. It's in the local newspaper 'Echo' and you can add your comments or cut and paste mine:
The Hadleigh Farm course is the only place in south-east England where bikers can experience a taste of riding over rocky terrain.
There are numerous purpose-built, public mountain bike trails in northern and western Britain with technical sections that are considerably longer and more intimidating than anything on the Olympic circuit and they are massively popular. It's important to realise that the current course is not suitable just for an 'elite few' but for a huge number of mountain bikers with a bit of experience and riding it will hone the skills of many more.
Please ECC, don't dis-mantle any of the hallowed trail - simply add easier alternatives where people can learn to ride in safety. In time many of them will want to tackle the famous Olympic course.
Please also email Essex County Council with your thoughts or copy and paste mine. firstname.lastname@example.org
Do this now - together we can make this happen!