- Keighley, Bingley, Shipley, Bradford bikists
If you have no plans this Sunday (28th), we are meeting at Harden Moor car park (on Keighley Road, Harden) at 9.30am to continue digging new trails in St Ives Estate. Anybody willing to lend a hand will be very welcome.
All tools will be provided, you just need to supply the muscles (maybe bring your favourite spade). Bring your own food and water, appropriate footwear and gloves.
If you arrive later, we will be somewhere along the dotted line on the map attached (red bit). even a couple of hours would all help towards making quick progress to open up this trail to bikes.
More info on our website forum, or join our Facebook group – SingletrAction St Ives Bingley Trail Crew.Posted 5 years ago
See you there
Wellies I reckon. Finish when you want but probably 4 at the latest.
Some folks start late and stay late, some of them start early and leave early too. Some crazy fools start early and stay till the death. Some folks chat more than work but it’s all good, it’s your day off so it’s your choice 🙂
It’s just a group of riders chatting about bikes and creating new trails. See y’all on Sunday.Posted 5 years ago
I think the official dig days are 9.30am till 2pm. but, some people with commitments ie wife and kids, leave around 12.30, some at around 2pm, sometimes 4pm or later, some people aren’t early risers and arrive later. As above, you can leave when you have to or want to, any and all help is worthwhile.Posted 5 years ago
DON’T FORGET, clocks go back on Sunday
Just an update on the plan for Sunday.
Following a site meet up with Bradford MDC, the nearest easily accessible place to dump aggregate was too far to expect volunteers to barrow from. BMDC now looking at options to get a tractor in and dump material nearer to where we are currently digging, but possibly not by this Sunday.
So, the likelyhood is to continue digging the trail to make ready for material, as per last month. Maybe we can we make ready another 140 metres?. I can’t absolutely promise another massive rock slab, but I think we’ve found a few other interesting rock sections to uncover and link.
Tools will be provided (but hoes and/or sharp square edge spades will be the most useful tools), bring your own food and water, appropriate footwear and gloves.Posted 5 years ago
See you there
On my way home from work at lunchtime today there was a Bradford Council pick up parked in the middle of the permissive bridleway in St Ives just above the rock drop 😯 So vehicle access is possible though I’m not quite sure how they got up there! Maybe up past the Coppice Pond and onto the bridleway from there?Posted 5 years ago
240m of trail bed in two digs. Over a third of that is gritstone bedrock 🙂 Throw in some material and by Spring there will be a whole new traverse.
And that’s just with Singletraction regulars ( plus Nigel, Muckytee and the chap on the Ti456), imagine how quick progress will be when all the local riders get involved.Posted 5 years ago
As Si says, official dig days are the last Sunday of every month.
Progress made today 100 metres, last months dig was 140 metres. As said, overall 1/3rd or more is cleared rock slab, which won’t require aggregate. It will create a very interesting trail of mixed surfaces to ride. we also intend to make some spot repairs to the top section of Permissive Bridleway which in winter is a bog in places.
I’m on the case with some signage along the current dig line for curious local bikers, subject to Bradford MDC approval.
It’s worth pointing out that everything we dig is with landowner agreement/approval. This trail is part of the Bradford MDC Management Plan for St Ives Estate 2012-2015, which can be viewed on their website.
Current dig progress in red, rough future dig line in black (subject to those who turn up on the day agreeing and/or changing)Posted 5 years ago
We are back on Sunday 25th Nov if anyone is kicking their heels and wants to put something back into a local community mtb project. Sorry, forgot to post earlier.Posted 5 years ago
We are meeting at Harden Moor car park (on Keighley Road, Harden) at 9.30am to continue digging new trails in St Ives Estate. Anybody willing to lend a hand will be very welcome.
All tools will be provided, you just need to supply the muscles (maybe bring your favourite spade). Bring your own food and water, appropriate footwear and gloves (gloves are available tho).
If you arrive later, we will be somewhere along the dotted line on the map attached (red bit is dug trail, black bit is where we are going). even a couple of hours would all help towards making quick progress to open up this trail to bikes.
If we get a good turn out, we may reach the path.
Don’t forget there’s trailbuilding at St Ives today, everyone welcome.
Even if you can can only spare an hour it all helps and it’d be great to see some new faces. We’ve made great progress so far but more pairs of hands would speed things up.
Details above in B.A.Nana’s post.Posted 5 years ago
Had a look at the weekend.
The permissive bridleway which follows the wall from Harden Moor carpark to the Harden “Lodge/Road Entrance” is in a right state. I saw vehicle tracks and dumped surfacing material. Any plans to maintain this bit of trail?
Also the new trail now ends in a very wet area. What solutions are being considered here? Raised woodwork?
Last question. Is there a dig day scheduled over the Christmas break?
ThanksPosted 5 years ago
HiPosted 5 years ago
There are intentions to repair the PBW, altho I’m not sure how this will pan out in terms of our involvement. We have been offered a corridor running parallel to build a new armoured trail on, so that may be our focus, leaving the PBW repair to the BMDC Countryside & Rights of Way people. However, in the short term, we may do some spot repairs.
Where has the material been dumped, is it actually on the PBW?
last Monday, we had a volunteer group from LloydsTSB and material was brought in to start surfacing, but it was put in a place we decided we couldn’t expect them to barrow from.
I don’t see us using woodwork, it’s expensive, it has to be replaced every 10 years or so, BMDC probably won’t be keen unless it’s absolutely necessary. We’ll either, pile loads of rock in and surface or float the trail on Geotex type materials (we already have a few rolls). The surfacing material provided by BMDC is not really ideal.
Dig day is the last Sunday 30 December. And for that I have to thank you for the reminder. I’d completely forgotten to do a facebook/Forun reminder.
Thanks for that.
The PBW really is in a shocking state, across Harden Moor too. The material I saw was on the woodland edge, just to the south of the new trail. at the top of an apparently little used forestry track which runs parallel to the PBW. It was vehicle tracks lower down which prompted me to follow it.
Was just curious about how the bog was going to be dealt with. Looks bottomless!
I hope to see you on the 30th.Posted 5 years ago
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