Chase Trails volunteers meet every week to help build and maintain the red and black graded mountain bike trails on Cannock Chase. Anyone is welcome to come along and lend a hand – the more help we have, the more we can get done.
Ultimately, we’d love to have more regular volunteers who can turn up every week (or every few weeks) to help out. Of course, we’re more than happy for people to help out for just a day too!
Trail Building FAQ:
Meet outside Cannock Chase Cycle Centre at Birches Valley (WS15 2UQ).
Every Sunday at 10:30am*. You can find us fairly easily – look for the “Chase Trails” high vis. If we’re not at the bike shop, have a word with the guys in the shop and they’ll tell you where to go – round the back, in the yard, in the far corner on the left.
Volunteers get free parking for the day. Park in the main car park, and come and find us and we’ll sort you out with a parking pass.
What to bring:
As you’ll be working outdoors, suitable clothing is a good idea – for example, a rain jacket if the forecast looks wet. If you have work boots (ideally with a steel toe cap), bring those, but a pair of Five Tens or similar is fine if not.
We don’t usually supply food or drink, so it’s wise to bring plenty of water and some lunch for the day.
You’re more than welcome to bring your bike along – we can leave bikes locked in our storage container at Birches Valley for the day (at your own risk), or you can bring it with you on-site (though you’ll need to ride to wherever we’re working).
We’re more than happy to allow under 18s to come and help out, though we do require that anyone under 18 be accompanied by a responsible adult.
*In case you’re wondering – yes, we do still meet at 10am, though there’s generally half an hour of chatting and loading all our tools into the vehicles, so if you want to skip that, just turn up at 10:30am.