Busman’s Holiday

17 October, 2011 at 12:00

Last weekend saw five of the trail building crew (Bruce, Dave, Jez, Petra and me) heading “up norf” for a weekend away. Glorious sunny if cold weather greeted us on Saturday morning as we drove the 20 or so miles from ‘Little Argham Cottage’ (Rudston, near Bridlington) to Dalby Forest.

The red grade trail is 23 miles long but the best bits are recent additions for the black grade World Cup course. We’ve come back with a few ideas that may be appearing at Cannock in the future. The drop off at the top of ‘Worry Gill’ makes Werewolf Drop look like a cute fluffy puppy!

Following a recommendation from the cottage owner, we stopped off in Seamer for fish and chips. ‘Seamer Fisheries’ fries the best haddock I’ve had in years – definitely worth the detour on the way back to our cosy 6 berth cottage.

On our way back home, the riding choice was Sherwood Pines or the Peaks – the Peaks won hands down. As Petra wasn’t riding, she dropped us off at Hayfield so we could ride “au naturale” to Edale via Kinder Reservoir, Edale Cross and Jacob’s Ladder – now that’s a proper rocky decent.

Back to normal next weekend …more maintenance work on the last section of Tackeroo.