- Sherwood Pines
Was over there today and got chatting to one of the rangers (who’s also a keen mtn biker). As per OP, the ‘bike park’ is the worst hit area, but also stretches of the red route around that area are also shut. I did my usual off-piste stuff around there and there are a LOT of fallen trees about down there – it’s the worst mini tornado strike I’ve ever seen in there. (myself and a pal were sessioning the bike park runs about an hour before it hit 😯 )
The ranger reckons at least 200 of the larger trees have come down. He said the problem is that the forestry machines they’re having to use to get the trees cleared are wrecking the trails. He said that they (…including him!) are going to repair and if necessary rebuild the trails, but said realistically, it’s gonna probably be at least 2 to 3 weeks before it’s tidied up. Of all the trails in Pines that a tornado could’ve hit! 😕Posted 4 years agobowglieSubscriber
As a heads up – some planks of wood with screws through them have been found dotted around the trails there. Some nasty little person has been leaving these to catch bikers out.
Ah, I’m guessing that’s the same miserable dog-walker that was putting stuff across some of the off-piste trails a while back 😈Posted 4 years agothunderwingdoomslayerMember
I was there when the mini tornado hit and have to say it was the scaryest bike ride of my life! There were trees coming down in front of me and behind me at one point and the lightning was something to be seen! When it had all died down and I was trying to get out one of the trees was too hot to climb over and can only assume that it was struck.Posted 4 years ago
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