Bolehills BMX Update

Okay so it’s been a while since a blog post and some communication from the pages about upcoming events, the track revamp, and plans for the future.

Bolehills Big Revamp

We completed the ‘Bolehills Big Revamp’ in May this year thanks to loads of help from Bike Track and a few select volunteers and committee members. There was a load of graft went in, and people gave up a whole week off work working 12 hour+ days every day to get it all finished within the timescale. Thanks to a load of guys that helped out on the weekend to finish off, and Jordan and Steve for being so pivotal in the project.

We have had some really positive feedback on the track, but also room for improvement and some questions so wanted to address that here

Kids Pumptrack

It was a key note on the Bolehills Big Revamp that we would have a kids pumptrack installed as part of the works. It was something we fundamentally ran out of dirt for, and time. We used the time we had to create a load of space for the pumptrack to eventually sit in, so that’s next years project. We’ll be working with Bike Track to get a load of fresh dirt in and we can begin to create something really special so look out for dig days early next year to get that rolling.

Backset Lips

With a load of new surface on and lots of rain, it’s caused us a load of issues this year and many weeks spent rebuilding the backset takeoffs (must have been at least 4 times!) Thankfully we have a technique dialled in and this seems to have been solved, opening up more time to work on the rest of the track this winter. A few people have expressed concerns around how they ride and the size they’re getting now, so part of the next phase of the plan will be making a really fun smaller ridearound feature for the backset that links back into the main track. Keep your eyes open for that.

Strimming

Big thanks to Hannah Saville who spent a lot of time strimming the whole track, which took her a week! It’s looking loads better and compliments the new rebuild.

Badgers

Due to some tree thinning during the works, we will be working forward to plant some more trees at the boundary between the first straight and woods at the side of the track to protect the badgers in the woodland there on the 19th October so watch out for a facebook event for that.

Steep start hill

We’ve had requests to put some steps in the start hill to make it easier to walk to the top from the field side. We will be cutting some steps in shortly on the dig day on the 19th to get this sorted. The original plan was to get more dirt in over the summer and slacken off the steepness of the side but that hasn’t materialised due to other commitments and issues we’ve seen after the build.

Helltrack Cancelled 2019 – looking forward to 2020

We were all primed for Helltrack this year at the end of August, but due a last minute backout of our insurers for the event, it meant we couldn’t hold it this year. We’ll be working to find new insurers for our event – if anyone has any contacts or knowledge please get in touch and we will be back and bigger than ever next year!

Peatys Bike Bonanza

http://peatysbikebonanza.co.uk/

We will again be having a stand at Peatys Bike Bonanza on Sunday 17th November, with loads fo T shrits and Stickers to sell, so come on down and have a chat about our latest and greatest plans, and help us raise some money for the track.

 

 

Keep an eye out on our facebook and instagram for upcoming events, we’ll be working hard over the winter to make sure Bolehills is alive and kicking for next year.

 

Cheers, and Bolehills Forever.

TARGET REACHED – THANKYOU

Over the winter we’ve been busy selling T shirts, talking to local advocacy groups and other businesses, and drumming up the word that Bolehills will be getting a significant revamp this coming winter with donations from the aforementioned.

We’ve now met our target for Phase 1 of £5000 so work will be going ahead in the Spring to carry out the works!

This is thanks to a few key groups

Anyone that bought a T shirt, came to one of our events last year, or chucked a donation in the potTHANKYOU. The largest percentage of the money came from decent people who just love what we are doing up here, and put their hand in their pocket to help out. We hope you enjoy the changes and come along to enjoy the track.

 

The lads at Banana Industries – they’ve helped us make our entire range of stock for this year, helping with designs and making custom orders. Cheers boys for all the support! Check out their designs on our website www.bolehills.com/merch or their gear on https://bananaindustries.co.uk/

Bike Track have been there every step of the way offering advice on how to pitch the idea, as well as coming up with a plan and delivery for a very cost effective price. We can’t wait to see how they take the idea into reality! Thanks Steve, Jordan and the team.

Ride Sheffield have been super supportive from the get-go. Their successful funding of Lady Cannings and Radmires trails have been inspiration for Bolehills. They dropped a significant amount of money from their Social which really helped us on the way. Thanks Henry and team!

Steel City Series have helped us out with money from the Steel City Downhill race up in Grenoside. It’s great to see they have put some money back into the community – Thanks guys!

Steve Peat and the ‘Peaty’s Bike Bonanza’ have also put some money in the pot from their very successful second hand bike sale, which we have sold T Shorts at for a few years now. Thanks Steve, Burg and the team!!

Cotic Bikes are very closely tied to the track, and gave a donation to help us reach our goal. Check out the BFe26 for a ideal razz around Bolehills bike! Thanks Cy and the team for the support!

Santa Cruz and Steel City Media recently filmed and took photos for the new Santa Cruz Chameleon hardtail with Craig Evans up at Bolehills, and offered a donation in return for using the track for some photos. Thanks Joe and Gary!

Gary Perkins Photo

Other honourable mentions who put in a significant donation – thanks for getting us across the line.

Thanks again and keep an eye out on the socials for when work will be completed!

 

#BOLEHILLSFOREVER

Bolehills Club Night 14th August

Bolehills Club Nights are BACK!

After a long hiatus, we’ve brought club nights back. Running on a (roughly) monthly basis, we will be bringing tunes, merch and a photographer up to the track from 6pm.

A chance to all meet up at the track for a session.

Tunes with be flowing, merch available to buy, as well as a photographer on site to get snaps of you riding!

There will be a run up for Fish and chips about 7.30 so bring some change.

Please bring a helmet!

Hope to see you all there.

Cheers

Bolehills BMX

HELLTRACK 2018

Next Saturday 28th July is our annual Jam. Tricks, tunes, skids, high jump, whip off… it’s going to go off. Check out last years vid for an idea of what goes down!

It’s all kicking off at 11am – 4pm

£5 recommended donation to ride – this is going to help towards a start hill move project – details out soon!

 

New T-Shirts for 2018

This year we’ve managed to get some shirts printed up by the infamous Banana Industries, with some all new designs.

The quality is amazing – the 4 designs are below.

To pre-order use the form linked HERE

Colour 80’s Round Logo (Double Print) on Silver Marl Tee – £22

Bolehills Forever Flags Grey £20

Bolehills Forever Flags Blue £20

Bolehills Logo front rider back £22

 

Produced with machinery that is Eco-Certified, using the minimum energy needed (and running on 100% RENEWABLE Electricity from UK Wind and Solar farms)
Keep it green, keep it clean – reduce, reuse, recycle!