Archive for Digging

What’s goin’ on?

What’s goin’ on?

As the great Marvin Gaye asked: What’s goin’ on? You want to be in the know? OK! Here’s a quick update on what’s happening on the Hill over the past few months.

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Dig day postponed

Dig day postponed

Sorry all those that were planning to come, but the dig Sunday to be postponed. Due to frozen ground and potential snow we’re going to let you play on bikes instead! Watch Facebook, the website and your emails for the next one. It’ll be soon…

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Plenty going on Hillside

Plenty going on Hillside

You may have noticed that there’s not been a lot of news about the work going on at Aston Hill on the site; this is because the builders are posting straight to our Facebook page. Go and take a look to catch up with up-to-the-minute…

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Big berm

Big berm

Work on DH4 has started. And it’s big.

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423 shut Saturday morning

423 shut Saturday morning

Rich and some Hillbillys will be working on the 423 this Saturday (29th October) to bring trail structures in line with Forestry Commission guidelines. What this means in plain English is they will be making sure that the 423’s jumps are solid and super-safe to…

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Aston Hill gets an uplift!

Aston Hill gets an uplift!

Yes, it’s true. After years of listening to riders saying that they want an uplift, the Aston Hill think tank have finally worked out a solution that should solve the problem for once and for all. We all know how how hard it is pushing…

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Weather update for weekend 12th March

Weather update for weekend 12th March

Saturday’s for riding, Sunday’s for digging. The BBC and Metcheck are both saying it’s going to be fairly warm. It’s also been reasonably dry and breezy for the past few days, so even though it was pretty claggy on the sheltered runs earlier in the…

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Weather update for weekend 05th February

Weather update for weekend 05th February

Bright and breezy doth dry trails make… It’s looking incredibly mild this weekend and sure enough, the trails are drying out. Because Aston Hill has its own special little micro-climate there’s sure to be some wet patches (and some claggy areas as the trails dry),…

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Feeling rakish? Two Dig Days approaching fast

Feeling rakish? Two Dig Days approaching fast

If you want to do some digging, then there’s two fast-approaching dates for your diary! You wanted it, you got it – the return of the alternative push-up! There will be a special extra dig day on Sunday 30 January. Chairman Pete will be running…

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The 4X – it lives!

The 4X – it lives!

There was the latest instalment of the Hillbilly Dig Day Trail Care series on Sunday, and the 4X was the much-needed recipient of Hillbilly attention. IMBike writer and and Hillbilly George Woodward was there and already written a great piece, so we’ve borrowed it from…

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