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).
Lots of new faces at the latest dig day but, unfortunately, the same old weather. A brisk North Westerly breeze ensured there was only one way to keep warm and that was to push the barrow as fast as possible. Thankfully, there was plenty of barrowing to be done and Ride Sheffield’s volunteers threw themselves into the fray with gusto. Further wood buttressing was added to prevent the trail disappearing down the hill and the ribbon of resurfacing has now reached the point where only a couple of days hard barrowing and raking is required to see the project complete. The Eastern Moors Partnership team from the RSPB/National Trust, Rachel, Danny and Kim, gave up another sunday to provide technical input and tea and were enormously grateful for the hard work Team RS put in. Thanks to all those who turned up and, you never know, one day we might get to do some digging with the sun on our backs!
The next dig day on Wimble Holme Hill will take place on Sunday Feb 3rd. We’re meeting at Stoney Ridge car park at 10am: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206008473308135420983.0004cfef0043aabe5a03e&msa=0
Should be a good day as we’re adding technical interest for mountain bikers. The Eastern Moors Partnership have bent over backwards to accomodate the MB community so wielding a shovel is a great way of repaying their exemplary attitude.
Big Stone (http://www.bigstone.co.uk/) will once again be providing lunch and the Eastern Moors gang always bring the tea urn.
Keep your eyes peeled for details of an upcoming dig day on Wimble Holme Hill. All being well we’ll be putting the finishing touchs to the trail as there have been a number of volunteer days involving other groups. Should be a really good day.