Archive for July, 2011:

HOPE XC SERIES RACE 1 (24th July) REPORT

HOPE XC SERIES RACE 1 (24th July) REPORT

Jon Swift
The second race in the Hope Technology sponsored series saw great weather and close racing on a shorter main course than usual. The course design included a couple...
Pennine Bike Park –  A new Centre is Born?

Pennine Bike Park – A new Centre is Born?

Jon Swift
A new company has been founded ‘with the vision and objective of creating a World-class mountain bike facility in Northern England’. It’s early...
Gisburn Mid Week Digs

Gisburn Mid Week Digs

Jon Swift
Yesterday saw the first evening ‘dig day’ at Gisburn Forest and despite the after hours timing we had a pretty good turn out. Arranged on the hoof via...
PMBA Online Membership is Here

PMBA Online Membership is Here

Jon Swift
After hours of messing around with PayPal accounts and Javascript (and drinking significant quantities of Java beans) we’ve finally got online membership working....
PMBA at The Singletrack Weekender

PMBA at The Singletrack Weekender

Jon Swift
Last weekend saw the third annual Singletrack magazine Weekender, this year sponsored by Shimano through their UK importers, Madison. We were there as well, did...
New Map for Lee and Cragg Quarries

New Map for Lee and Cragg Quarries

Jon Swift
Finally we have a map for the trails at Lee and Cragg Quarries so there should be no more hunting for that elusive link across across to Cragg or excuses for not...
Gisburn Gets Planning Permission For Extra Facilities

Gisburn Gets Planning Permission For Extra Facilities

Jon Swift
Gisburn’s planning application for a significant upgrade of the existing car parking facilities has been given the OK by Ribble Valley Council. The application...
Manchester Mountain Bikers Become Founder Members

Manchester Mountain Bikers Become Founder Members

Jon Swift
Manchester Mountain Bikers are the latest group to become founding members of P.M.B.A. They have made a generous donation to the P.M.B.A fighting fund and join a...
Brownbacks Hope XC Series 4 Race Dates

Brownbacks Hope XC Series 4 Race Dates

Jon Swift
Race 2 is fast approaching so get ready for a new course and more fun in the quarry. Race 1 saw some of the new trails built to train the British Cycling XC squad...
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