Busy at Cannock today
yep up there today, did some of the natural stuff before a blast of follow the dog – nice ride and ended just when the rain started.
Yep there’s something about riding around that lump of concrete three times for luck of something I recall!
saw a large bunch at one point off piste heading toward where the cadet centre is?Posted 4 years agobokononMember
Where is that trig point?
I dont recognise it.
It’s not a trig point – it’s the Glacial Boulder – just over from the “Glacial Boulder” car park on Chase Road – it’s on the ridge between Oldacre Brook and Sher Brook – the transition between the scrubby wooded section on the western side to the more open moor type bit to the east.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
The muddy off piste sections look like that even in summer, it’s like the fire roads and FtD and Monkey drain directly on to any unofficial trails (which don’t exist, obviously)
There’s a mental fire road descent down from glacial boulder towards the stream at the bottom of the valley, I very rarely go over that way, I’ve only ridden it twice, but I’ve nearly mullered myself 50% of the time.Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Some of its not too shabby imho
Way before the official trails were build Cannock had a rich history of XC racing (and still does) and there are some pretty good sections of singletrack that haven’t turned into concrete ‘n’ pebbles like the official trails have. They’re not very sustainable which is why a few wet rides by bigger groups churns them up for months at a time. There are also some sections which seems to have been properly built, perhaps as non-FC sanctioned experimentsPosted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Rode Cannock all the time from ’95 to 2001 when I moved away. There used to be some pretty cool stuff there, way more than the 2 official loops there now. Some of it was really easy to trash though so we didn’t ride those trails at all in the winter.Posted 4 years ago
Used to ride over from Rushall, head via Marquis Drive down to the sandpit/quarry for some fun on the drop ins & jumps, then make my way pretty much entirely on singletrack down to the Little Fawn chippy for a pie and chips before heading back, again pretty much all on singletrack. Think my fave bit of trail was one that you got to after climbing out from the chippy up the road for a bit. Up on singletrack above a double track, then double track up past a pond. At the top, onto a fire track then a fantastic fast twisty through the trees that spat you out down by the ford over the stream.
Sigh. Those were the days… 50 or so miles on my ‘dale with 50mm headshok and v brakes, sometimes with the guys from Dave’s Cycles. Must get back up there for an explore some day, see if any f the stuff I remember survives…
Cannock, a Blog, Cake, mud and grown men riding ring a ring a roses http://a-pic-a-ride.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/off-piste-cannock.htmlPosted 4 years ago
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