After all the hard work recently from volunteers, I was pleased to come back from the break and see the track still in one piece! Even the large canvas sign, built very much like a sail, was showing no sign of falling down after the gales over the winter – testament to the volunteers who had been tasked with putting it up.
Here are a few of the students practicing their pump skills. ‘Pumping’ is a way to keep and increase momentum, and uses the riders body weight to exaggerate or soften the features of the pump track.
Next week the students will be helping maintain the pump track and the rest of the trails at Bicton, learning how the tracks are maintained and helping to shape the new sections.