Now that the trails are drying out after a long wet winter, it’s time to get out and give them a little tlc and get them running sweet for the rest of the year.
We are going to start our program of trail work up in Greno, but we will also be doing some trail days on the Eastern Moors and Blacka as well as helping prep the ground up in Lady Canning’s too (but more on that another time).
I went for a restorative ride recently. I’d had one of those days, trying to get a straight answer from some overworked public official, getting abuse on Farcebook, generally having a bit of a mare. So I went for a ride, to clear my head, get away from the virtual coalface of the computer screen and reboot my brain. Continue reading
Nick Copestake on the old packhorse route Stanage
From a mountain biking point of view, Stanage is fundamentally just one trail, admittedly a corker, the wonderfully varied packhorse route. But in common with climbers, hang-gliders and fell runners, we see Stanage as so much more than a place to enjoy a sport. It is one of the most important landscapes in the Peak District, a place we feel very protective about and guaranteed to generate a deal of passion whenever change is mooted. Continue reading
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete our recent Peak District MTB Rider Survey. Here is a little feedback from Will Blomfield….
The level of response was fantastic with over 1200 surveys completed in less than a month. Although the majority of responses were, unsurprisingly, from riders based in Sheffield and Derbyshire, we had responses from every part of the UK and even abroad. It just goes to show what a world-class biking destination the Peak District is! Continue reading