Thetford Improved Mountain Biking EnviRonment

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TIMBER T-Shirt Design


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 :)


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Today saw TIMBER MTB get our first 7 operators trained to use the BOMAG compactor.
First off a classroom session, to go over all of those important Risk Assessments and procedures required to run a serious bit of kit like this.
Then with BOMAG loaded up it was off to the new section of the Shepherd trail for the practical evaluation with each of the operators.


Thanks to Mark from Hirebase for providing and delivering the course, and of course the Forest Commision for all of their support with this new piece of equipment (including Emma, who is also now a trained operator).

Expect to see [or feel] this making a difference to the trails, in the not too distant future.


It was a bit wet at the weekend


It was a bit wet in Thetford at the weekend as the trail condition meter to your left will testify. However it was just as bad elsewhere as the photo sent to us by Graham Elliott (now of Mud Sweat and Gears fame) of the race at Hylands at the weekend demonstrates.

Those racers are tough. They appear to be getting a wash in a puddle, and enjoying it - apart from the guy retching at the back.


Kanga Training vol.2


Hurrah! We now have the 2nd wave of Kanga pilots trained and raring to go!

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The weather almost ruined the day, but we managed to get everything covered in between light showers.

Thanks go to Mark for another excellent training session and helpful tips on loading the trailer!

Thanks go to the FC for going with us and allowing the training, to be followed by BOMAG training very soon. I don't know what BOMAG stands for, but 'Beast Of MAGnificence' can't be far off! Mark gave us a quick demo before we put the Kanga to bed and it looks like being an incredible asset!


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

Trail Conditions

Only rode Lime Burner & full Beater, Poor to good, stoned section OK, rest muddy - duck & cover quite bad, a few trees down as well!
Updated by rshall less than a day ago

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