I might be stealing “Your Neck Of The Woods” columist Steve The Butchers news here, but he’ll probably be talking about lawn mowers again this month as usual.
Here’s what Stuart Tite had to say:
September saw volunteer trail building group Chase Trails feature at the 2008 APF international
Forestry Exhibition which was held between the 18th and 20th. The event which is the largest of its
kind in the UK is the premier show for forestry professionals and in a move to show land
managers the potential for diversity on their land Chase Trails were given the brief to develop a
focal point for visitors to the show.
The Chase Trails stand comprised of a 150m singletrack test trail for public use and a north shore
style display trail which utilised a purpose built see saw, ladder drop, wall ride and double jump to
The public test track saw around 120 eager riders each using one of 4 2009 Giant Anthem bikes
which were kindly supplied for the event by our new trail sponsors Giant UK.
The display trail was intended to be ridden during 4 daily sessions by Chase Trails volunteers but
everyone enjoyed the trail so much that barely a minute of each of the 3 days went by without
someone riding the trail. A bunch of tired but happy riders left the stand each day working out how
more time could be taken off work to come back the following day and ride it some more.
With the event over and the trail now closed Chase Trails are working to identify new, permanent
locations for the timber features elsewhere on Cannock Chase, possibly within Phase 2 of the
cross country trails construction of which is due to commence later this year.
For more infomation check out the Chase web site here.
mountainbike trail news from Cannock Chase