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Mildenhall Timber Inter Club Meet

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The date for the September Off-Road Champs event between TIMBER and Mildenhall Cycling Club is now taking place at 10am on Sunday 16th September 2012 at FR7 in Thetford Forest.

It will be a 1 hour and a lap - a bit of fun but good practice for racers, and a good introduction for non racers who can compete at their own level, with no pressure.

Hopefully members will be able to come along in numbers to make a real event of it between the two clubs.

10am on Sunday 16th September 2012 at FR7 in Thetford Forest

 

New Baffles installed

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After much thought and planning the new baffles have been installed at the heads of the Lime Burner and Beater Trails (previously Black and Red).  These will now hopefully go someway to disuading cyclists using tagalongs and or trailers from entering the trails largely unsuited for anything other than solo Mtb's.  We have used the timber supplied by the FC  to install a narrow entry at the Fire Track and then another four timbers forming chicanes just in front of the split of the two trails.  Beyond that just inside each of the two trails we positioned more narrow entries.  An added bonus here was the opportunity to dig some drainage in behind the timbers without leaving them exposed to catching any cyclists wheels.

Looking back up the trail

We still have plenty more timber so hopefully we can use them to put in more narrow entries where the Lime Burner and Beater trails cross the family orientated Shepherd trail.

Future features planned include some step ups (or down) to add to the early trail sections. Thanks go to Tom, Pete & Martin for their time and efforts during the morning.

New Trail Header Baffles

 

First Aid Training

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Thanks to funding from the Forestry Commission, we were able to get 11 TIMBER members trained up in First Aid at the weekend. This is a vital step allowing us to continue working independently on the trails in Thetford Forest. This was in addition to the Kanga and Bomag training we've laid on recently.

The course was run by Lester from Marlin Training, who had lots of interesting stories to tell. Thanks to everyone who took part and made the day such a success.

 

TIMBER T-Shirt Design

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TIMBER MTB members are able to claim a free t-shirt. The current design* proposal is below and we'll be ordering them soon. Don't miss out join TIMBER here and you'll also be helping the trails in Thetford Forest.

* We won't write "Front", "Back" on them - we trust you can work this out for yourselves :)

 


TIMBER MTB is the volunteer trail group in Thetford Forest working with the FC to improve the trails

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