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First Aid Training


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


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 :)


Did the earth move for you?


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.


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

Trail Conditions

Dried out well since rain on Saturday
Updated by littlered 13 days ago.

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