Hamsterley DH Course Booby Traps

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Hamsterley DH Course Booby Traps

Man traps, booby traps whatever you call them it’s no laughing matter.

A rider at Hamsterley last weekend was involved in an incident due to a rope being tied across the track. Luckily the lad was okay, but it could have had serious implications.

Have a read below and if you have any information then get in touch with Craig at [email protected]

“Attention all users of the Descend bike park!!! Due to an incident on Sunday 05/02/2012 at 1200 hrs a local rider was deliberately knocked off from his bike by a blue corded rope stretched across the track. The rope was between two trees on the bottom of the main line out of the steep drops and prior to the last table top. By rights this rider should have received serious injuries possibly fatal, we stress…that this is a pure attempt to seriously injure users of the facility. ”

“Due to this incident we must advise that all riders check the tracks before use (even though management check the trails daily) we cannot risk another incident of this nature as next time it could be a whole lot worse.

The police are now involved and are investigating this matter due to it seriousness. We now want anyone with any info at all to come forward or contact Craig at descend on the normal number.

This trap was laid between the hours of 1500 hrs and 1700 hrs on sat 04/03/2012 or between 0700 hrs and 1000 hrs on sunday 05/02/2012. Please could anyone who had a conflict with any members of the public that was on the track on either the Saturday or the Sunday morning please come forward as this could be very important to the investigation. A substantial reward has been offered by Descend to anyone who has any info which leads to an arrest. Please help buy copying this post to your own Facebook.”


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