December dig weekend report
2 dry days saw plenty of work getting done on the Blue trail climb and also some improvements to the Red trail.
Saturday was spent on Blue trail with the climb now almost completely ready for the aggregate to come in and be laid. The digger has been in all week to cut in a wide trail, down to the chalk base. Volunteers helped to bank up some corners and whack down some softer areas with loose chalk. Its looking really impressive now and goes to show how much quicker it is using a digger – I reckon this would have taken 6 months by hand! Special praise given to Steve’s 2 girls who worked like troopers with the barrows and put a lot of the guys to shame!!
Sunday was spent repairing or improving the final part of “Lumberjack” section on the red trail. This is close to the top of the park, and was one of the last parts of the Red trail to be completed. In prolonged wet weather, this part suffers and becomes a little muddy to say the least! We have dug out and surfaced the worst areas. A few test rides and its a definite improvement, helping to keep and use all the speed gained from further back up the trail.
Thanks to all the volunteers, and I think mentioned mince pies for the next dig?! Have a great Christmas!