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Bike Club Comes to The Trax

5 April 2012
The Trax Off Road Racing Club in Tottenham has been successful in a bid for a Bike Club grant.
Illustration of The Loop (Back On Track, by kind permission of the Trax)

The Trax Off Road Racing Club in Tottenham has been awarded a Bike Club grant to encourage young people in the area to take up cycling.

The superb new Lordship Loop BMX and MTB pump track, will be looked after by Haringey Council through The Trax who are holding a Launch Event.

Daniel Mintz of The Trax says:

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4-wheel downhill off-roading

Four wheeled downhill gravity biking is taking the UK by storm, and Bev Rimmer from the group Rough Riderz tells CTC all about this new hi-octane sport.
Dave Bower at Fort William

It's fast, it's furious and completely exhilarating. It's the adrenaline addict's perfect day out. Get strapped in and hold on tight as you hurtle round the corners and down the slopes of some of the UK's finest woodland trails.

Welcome to Rough Riderz, and the crazy world of four wheeled, downhill gravity bikes. These bikes have a custom-built frame, adjustable seat and footplate, off-road tyres, hydraulic brake system, and a safety harness system built into the seat and footplate.

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Boardman HT Pro Cycle Magazine Review

Boardman HT Pro
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Boardman HT Pro

At any given price, a 26-inch wheel hardtail should have a better specification than a full suspension bike or a hardtail 29er. When that price is ‘under £1,000’, where one poor component choice can tip the balance on a bike’s performance, there’s a strong case for choosing an uncompromised, 26er hardtail – like this Boardman HT Pro.

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Developing new paths for cycling in the countryside

Do you ride - or want to ride - on a particular path, but can't tell whether you're allowed to do so? Does your favourite bridleway suddenly turn into a footpath and you wish it didn't? Do you want to do something about it? Read on...
Riding off-road

Background

How to tell where cycling's legal

  • Footpaths are open to walkers only (yellow waymarkings)
  • Bridleways are open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists (blue waymarkings)
  • Restricted byways are open to walkers, cyclists, horse riders and horse drawn vehicles (plum waymarkings)
  • Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs) are open to walkers, cyclists, horse riders, horse-drawn vehicles and motor vehicles (red waymarkings).

A list of all recorded public rights of way i

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Support Your Local Bike Shop

Here at CTC, we love supportive and friendly local bike shops. When things go wrong or when you need a bit of advice, local knowledgeable staff are invaluable. See which shops our CTC supporters recommend.
LBS

Following on from our request in the Friday 9th March edition of Cycleclips, it is our pleasure to present the local bike shops that our CTC supporters highly recommend.

Helen Royan from Leeds had this to say about her local bike shop - Dave Rayner Cycles:            

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CTC and the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Display Team

What do you get when you cross some (slightly crazy) trials riders and one (very brave) downhill expert with lots of large boxes, ramps and beams in an arena?

The answer is an awe inspiring performance by the 7Stanes Bike Display Team.

For several years now, the 7Stanes Display team has travelled the length and breadth of the UK, from Belfast to Birmingham, wowing audiences everywhere they go with their skills and bravado.

Whether it’s leaping across an 8 foot gap, jumping over a 1 metre high bar, flying over our 7Stanes truck or balancing on 2" wide beam, there is nothing these young riders won’t do to ensure their audiences are amazed and entertained.

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‘Follow the Dog & The Monkey Trail’, Cannock Chase

‘Follow the Dog’ was the Midlands first dedicated mountain bike trail. In 2010 'The Monkey Trail' was added including far more technically challenging and demanding features. Our local man Adrian Aston, gives us the low down.

Follow The Dog is a 12km loop starting at Birches Valley Visitors Centre, however the trail can be joined from various locations along the route which is a good idea during weekends as the visitors centre gets very busy with bikers, walkers and people taking part in the “Go Ape Tree Top Adventure ”.

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'Hit the Hills' - fully-catered weekends for mountain bikers

Bored of staying in stale bunkhouses, run down hotels or chintzy B&Bs? Fed up of eating basic food made without any pride? Struggling to come up with new destinations to go riding? Want to have a great weekend and meet new people? Christian Newsome may have the solution.
Hit the Hills for a great mountain biking weekend

We talk to Christian Newsome, the founder of Hit the Hills.
 
What is Hit the Hills?
Hit the Hills offers catered weekends in the best mountain biking locations in the UK.
 
How do you do that?

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Is Trail Riding Damaging the Environment?

Mountain biking causes some wear and tear to trails, but is it any more damaging than walking? Or horse riding? Jon Sparks investigates
Trail erosion

When trails become eroded, mountain bikers often get the blame. I wonder about this. Is it fair? Having ridden certain trails several times myself, am I partly responsible? Well, mountain bikes certainly can cause trail erosion. But then all outdoor activities can cause erosion. Walking certainly can.

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Off-Road Group Riding

Group riding off-road is great – unless someone gets lost… CTC Off-road’s Dan Cook suggests ways to stay together and, at worst, regroup.
off road group riding

You’re out in the hills with half a dozen friends, pausing for breath at the top of a climb while taking in the view. As you get ready to set off, someone says: ‘Hang on a minute. Where’s Jon?’ Maybe he’s walking up the hill with a flat he can’t mend? Maybe he got fed up and went home? Perhaps he thought everyone turned left halfway up? Or maybe he’s fallen off and is lying in a ditch…

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