More moo cows and fences coming to Cannock Chase?

 Hednesford Hills (Cannoock Chase DC)

Cannock Chase has a few owners : Staffordshire County Council, Forestry Commission, Cemex Quarries, etc.. and soon the RSPB. The County Council own most of the heathland – the bit mostly covered in purple heather if you know the Chase – Sherbrook Valley and Brindley Heath.  The heathland . . . → Read More: More moo cows and fences coming to Cannock Chase?

Dark and White Summer MTBO #1 – Castleton

I arrived at a hot and dusty Castleton fairly late as I’d been to pick up an ebay purchased toolbox for the man-cave on the way there. I know the area around Castleton, Hope and Edale well from years of visits on foot and on bike and was looking forward to a cracking nights . . . → Read More: Dark and White Summer MTBO #1 – Castleton

The Route (Midlands)

I was assisting with Sportident timing Walton Chasers contribution to ‘The Route’ on Saturday. The Route is a new idea by British Orienteering to attract newbies to our sport, targeting a different demographic. There are three ‘Routes’ on offer at each of the events all with a 1 hour time limit.

Route Runner: is . . . → Read More: The Route (Midlands)

Cotic test day – teaching an old dog new tricks

Since 2011 when I last bought a new bike, the mountain biking world has gone a bit bonkers. New wheel sizes, new component standards from rear hubs to headsets and bottom brackets and the rise of the enduro and trail bike and different riding positions.

At some point in the not too distant future . . . → Read More: Cotic test day – teaching an old dog new tricks

Rise and rise of Cannock Chase roadbiking!

10 years ago when we moved into our house we were plagued by weekender bikers, neeeeow neeow, all afternoon, particularly on sunny summer Sundays. They were generally on their way back to the Black Country after spending the day hooning around the Peak District, stopping for ice creams in Matlock Bath, admiring their middle . . . → Read More: Rise and rise of Cannock Chase roadbiking!

Tour of Britain – Brocton

We managed to get Holly out of school for a couple of hours and rode up the road to Brocton to watch the Skoda King of the Mountains Climb from Brocton Green up to Glacial Boulder.

Originally we were just going to ride up to where we were going to watch but Holly got . . . → Read More: Tour of Britain – Brocton

New Bridge for Cannock Chase Mountain Bikers

Last night, planners at Cannock Chase gave their unanimous approval to the  construction at Moors Gorse, off Marquis Drive This is great news as the crossing has been an accident waiting to happen for a couple of years now.

However the danger of the main road crossing where cars regularly exceed the 60mph speed . . . → Read More: New Bridge for Cannock Chase Mountain Bikers

Tour of Britain – Brocton KOM preview

This year stage 5 of The 2012 Tour of Britain (the Stoke on Trent stage) will be passing through Stafford and more importantly my village of Brocton.

The race route comes out of Stafford on the A34 before turning left into Brocton and then turning right for a short sharp Cat 2 Skoda King . . . → Read More: Tour of Britain – Brocton KOM preview

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