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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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Big berm

Big berm

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

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DH4 to be closed for the winter

DH4 to be closed for the winter

Bit of advance warning for you guys: DH4 will be closed shortly for a while for some much needed work. As you’ve probably noticed, DH4 is in a pretty sorry state. It will be a project for the winter and various suggestions have been made…

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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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Planning to ride this weekend?

Planning to ride this weekend?

Aston Hill will be shut this Sunday for the Eastern and Central Regions Champs. So, can I actually ride this weekend? Is Aston Hill completely shut for the race? If you’re planning to ride over the weekend then Saturday is open as usual. On Sunday…

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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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Don’t forget – trail love session this Sunday!

Don’t forget – trail love session this Sunday!

The new year is here, the ‘party season’ is drawing to a close and it’s back to the grindstone for most of us. I know what you’re thinking – you want some fresh air, the chance to shift the Christmas love handles and get dirty…

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Illegal building – why it’s a bad idea

Illegal building – why it’s a bad idea

Got an idea to improve the Hill? Got a spade? Then why not build a sick new line? I mean – who’s going to know? It should be obvious that any sort of rogue building in a fenced-off, well-recognised and maintained bike park is not…

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