Ground Effect Slush Fund Work Party 2015

Every year Ground Effect Clothing select one lucky community with a MTB trail thats needs some maintenance or a trail that needs to be built from scratch.

They bring a load of food and a small army of volunteer trail builders. I was lucky to be a part of the last work party for the Wharfedate track. Here is their video which paints a great picture of the weekend. If you have a chance to go along you won't regret it, some hard work but a lot of banter and riding yeeooww

See more about the Work party over at the Ground Effect blog

The Oxford Forest lies a couple of hours north of Christchurch in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Ripe with beech forest singletrack, it has outrageously good mountain biking in a stunning location. The Wharfedale Track is an oldie but a goodie and requires some love, specifically to repair drainage close to the saddle.

Aero Press Coffee Break

Getting the trail builders stoked up in the morning with Sublime Coffee

Rock armouring, Wharfedale saddle 

Rock armouring, Wharfedale saddle