Okay, I lied, it’s only for drainage. There won’t be tarmac, lights, or power sockets, ever. [Are you sure about that! – Andrew].
To allow for us to complete the repairs to the final rock garden on the ‘Red Monkey’, we will be imposing a temporary diversion from the red/black trail decision point (near the ‘M3’ information post) out onto the fire road then down to the end of the section.
The ‘Black Monkey’ may be effected depending on how work progresses.
Please obey all warning signs and any requests from the trail crew for your own safety – we’ll be shifting some sizeable rocks on Sunday.
I know it’s only September but you do have to plan ahead!
This weekend, the core members of
After a hearty breakfast, we met up with the TIMBER guys for a guided ride around the best bits of their trails. For those that think Thetford is flat, think again. OK, we’re not talking mountains but there are descents and climbs which add to the variety of riding. As you’re pedalling constantly, it’s a good workout – covering just short of 20 miles, we finished at the visitor centre café for lunch.
A big thanks to everyone involved in organising our visit and making us feel so welcome – the FC rangers: Emma (from Thetford) & Gary (from
Dave, Jez and I will be heading east again next month for ‘Dusk to Dawn’ organised by Thetford MTB Racing. Click here for more details.
The fallen tree that became the log skinny on ‘Follow the Dog’ after the “Stegosaurus” and causeway bridge is no more. Following a trail inspection yesterday, we found severe rot in the feature so in the interests of safety it has been removed.
The core trail crew are on a road trip to
For more details of TIMBER click here. There’ll be a full report on our escapades in a future post.
As posted previously, this Sunday saw us up on the “Red Monkey” doing some much needed maintenance on the rock gardens. As regulars to the Chase will know, there are three rocky descents in this section so Frank aptly christened them “Tom”, “Dick” and “Harry”. All three require work but first a diversion was cut so we could work in safety. This was to be a permanent route that would become a waymarked ‘short cut’ for those that don’t fancy the rocks. With haste, branches were trimmed, top soil dug off and way marker posts planted. Meanwhile, the “Rock Splitters” (Martin and Steve) fired up the generator and turned the large rocks into Swiss cheese before slicing them into manageable chucks with the wedges and feathers.