If you're local to Bristol and fancy giving back something to the local trails, then here's your chance. Volunteers are needed to help build and maintain some sections of trail at Ashton Court, with around 100 extra bodies needed to ferry stone this November.
Ashton Court in Bristol is a hugely popular and well-used trail centre just a stone's throw from the city centre, but recent budget cuts have meant that money for maintenance has run out and the trails are now entirely dependent on donations or both time and money for their continued survival, with Pedal Progression taking a lead on organising this.
However, thanks to previous donations totalling £4,000 - but with another £1,000 needed to reach the target - and the offer of cost-priced work from local trail builders Architrail plus a donation of 100 tonnes of stone from Tarmac, two sections of trail can now be refreshed and resurfaced - you can see them highlighted below.
While Architrail will be doing their work regardless, the volunteers will both speed this along and allow for improvements rather than just maintenance, with around 100 volunteers needed to come and help barrow the almighty amount of stone that will go into this work.
If you're keen, then volunteers are needed to help barrow stone on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November, working in concert with the diggers.
The task will then need finishing off, with another two days of barrowing the finishing materials on Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December.
If you can help - and even better if you want to bring a friend or two - then please get in touch then please contact Chris who is a member of the Ashton Court Trail Consultation Group and is voluntarily going to be managing the barrow team. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The off.road.cc team will be getting stuck in at at least a couple of these days, so hopeful,ly we'll see you there - and even if you can't but value the trails, please consider buying the Ashton Court trails a beer at the link below...
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