Can you feel it? There’s more than a hint of spring in the air. Those eternal optimists the weather forecasters reckon things are looking up, there are snowdrops and daffodils everywhere and before you know it, the trails will be snuff dry and running sweet. Continue reading
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
After a couple of years hard work by the Eastern Moors Partnership (EMP), the plan to create a new bridleway running the full length of Froggatt and Curbar edges is nearing fruition. All the necessary permissions are in place and it’s hoped that signage and gates can be installed ready for the trail to open in April. Continue reading
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.
There have been two very successful Eastern Moors meetings recently. The first, attended by our very own Adam Wiles, looked at Wimble Holme Hill bridleway and Moss Road. Continue reading