A great thanks to the Brass Monkeys guys and girls for allowing us to attend and spread the word at the event, and thank you to all the riders/racers who rocked up, asked and listened and pledged support – we were truly stoked to have such support!
A chance to work longside local conservation volunteers helping to sustain the Ceasars Camp heathland. Bring sturdy boots and gloves.
Dec 3rd and 4th
Who: Hampshire Conservation Volunteers
Site: Caesars Camp, Long Bottom
Task: Clearing willow and birch scrub from heathland (scrub bashing)
Meeting place: gate off Bourley Road , near Pavilion Hill. 10am
Grid reference: SU 847 511
A big thank you to all who turned up to help at Minley, it’s humbling to see how many care and want to help out on the land which you ride on.
The main aim of the day was to help prevent any further ground erosion on two sections of trail; Banksy and Sponge BoB.
On Banksy we installed a small section of board walk over a wet/boggy area to minimise erosion over the winter and to let the ground recover.
Sponge BoB had repairs made to braking bumps/holes and has temporally been closed off to allow the ground to settle. Please respect the trail closures currently in force.
On another note, could all who ride on MoD Land look out for any gates which may have been left open on the Training Areas. If you see any that are unattended please close them as they pose a security risk to Troops training and it leaves the area open to fly tipping. If asked what you are doing, just reply with “The gates are supposed be closed at all times and have a sentry posted if left open”.
Thanks again for all your support – keep an eye on the website and facebook for the next trail maintenance day.
For those who ride the Minley trails, we have been busy with some improvements up there. The work done on “Sponge Bob” now needs to settle for a couple of weeks before it gets ridden so you will find this trail has been closed.
Please avoid this section until re-opened as the trail quality will be so much better if the work is allowed time to bed in. Thanks!
There was a fire on Caesars Camp today – please be vigilant over the coming weekend and call 999 if you spot a fire. If you do see anyone lighting fires please make a note of their description and call the Police.
A motorbike with 3 males on it was seen and apprehended on the 10th October at 1800hrs, the riders got away but the bike did not as the Police took it away for investigation thanks to TAG reporting. The offenders have been vandalising MoD property, firing catapults at walkers and poaching, If you see a motorbike or anything suspicious on Mod Land contact the Police immediately. Thank you for your co-operation.
On the 22nd October we’ll be other at Minley doing a variety of tasks including, general trail maintenance, fixing a couple of the bridges, and fitting some boardwalk over a wet area. Please come and get involved – you’ll need clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in and garden tools (including bow saws if you have one).
Meeting point is here: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=481494&Y=158510&A=Y&Z=115&ax=481882&ay=158650
Time: 10am – 2pm
PS. If you’ve got any treated wood you don’t need do let us know it may be of use.