Lee Quarry conditions?
Was a bit of ice left on Friday, but mainly just very wet. Especially where the new stuff is going in and the machinery has churned it up. The trail is starting to suffer a bit in places too, theres some definete braking bumps forming around the jumps near the end. Might just have been me feeling negative though, I'd just crashed over the bars and was feeling a bit pee'd off.
Still good though, and can only improve with this dry spell. And once all the new stuff is up and running.Posted 7 years ago
was up there yesterday afternoon checking out the new trails (on foot!) in preparation for race planning, and it's in great condition right now. couple of soft patches on the road part running up out of the 'old' skills area and also some interesting ruts all along the back ledge of the main bowl but nothing that'd cause you any problems. no snow or ice on the trails themselves either; if the weather is as good as it was on sunday or yesterday then it'd be close to perfect riding conditions up there.Posted 7 years ago
stay off the new stuff for the next couple of weeks though please as it's still not properly bedded in, but once it's open then that place is going to be so much fun!
Conditions are good things are drying out really well, tomorrow should be the last day with machines up there. It might take a couple of weeks for everything to dry out but on the whole it is looking good. The new trails are really good, big flowing berms that will put a smile on all but the grumpiest of people.
Signage is a bit behind schedule so I'll be putting some tempory stuff up over the next few days. Constructive feedback would be welcome!
New layout takes a little while to get your head around but it works really well, some good challenging climbs (none of which are too long) and some cracking swoopy downhill bits perfect for sessioning and learning new skills on. Its not a get your head down and cover the miles sort of place more one where you will easily spend half a day reriding sections until you get them right. Pump track is ready for use now and is working really well, beded in nicley already.Posted 7 years ago
Loads of people have accidently riden the new trails over the past couple of days (probably over 100 on sunday alone).But they are holding up really well and we have been lucky with the weather, the material up there is really good and is packing down nicley so its not really a problem.
I have got the contractors to make lots of piles of surfacing materials around the quarry so looking after the trails will be a bit easier. Hoping to get a volunteer group up and running soon. Just waiting in getting a date from Rowan and his crew for a training day.Posted 7 years ago
Lee Quarry must be the best place in the UK for developing MTB skills!!! Apart from negotiating tree roots 😉
The new stuff looks great, the new Red section makes for an even more intense circuit.
The Lee Quarry Slab(s) will soon be very well known!
CheersPosted 7 years ago
Tree roots will feature heavily when we start trail construction at Facit Quarry (assuming we get planning permission) just a short pedal away from Lee Quarry. The plan is to start building there August/September if we can get everything in place, we have the funding so the main barrier has been overcome!
At the moment if you want some good rooty tree action try Healey Nab one of our other sites over towards Rivington. There is some good stuff in there already and more under construction at the moment. Its a small site and is best worked in to a longer ride around Rivi.
Cragg Quarry will be ready in a few weeks too!Posted 7 years ago
Went again yesterday, and conditions have improved loads in the last week, it was really good fun.
All the new stuff is now waymarked up and the closed signs gone, and I can confirm, its bloody superb 😀
Some really, really brilliant work done, spent a good few hours just playing on the new skills area, those berms are excellent 😀
The slab scared the pants off me though, I'll be keeping well clear of that for now 😀Posted 7 years agochris_mbukMember
i need to get up there and check it all out 🙂 haven't been for a while, i went there like a few month ago and they had jcb`s up there and alot of wet soggy mud but that was when the snow was melting, sounds like they have done alot since. A definate visit is in order 😛Posted 7 years ago
It's fine to ride now material in the quarry is really good and seems to have packed down really well.
slab is steep but fine to ride, it is optional so if you have any doubts about it just go round it.
Please wear a helmet though can't believe the number of people I have seen in the quarry the past few days with no helmets. The place is littered with rocks just waiting to conect with your head if you fall off. Think of those of us who have to come and pick you up afterwards! And those who may end up spoonfeeding you if you can't be bothered to wear a helmet.Posted 7 years ago
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