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Craigavon Trail Maintenance 21 July

19 Aug 2012 9:00 AM | Rick McKee (Administrator)
NIMBA worked alongside Craigavon Borough Council in recent months to help bring the Craigavon Lakes MTB trail back to its best, following some recent deterioration in a few places.  The Council delivered an excellent maintenance day on 21 July 2012, led by the world class trail designer Dafydd Davis, who also designed and is overseeing the building of the MTB trails underway at Rostrevor.

The work party loosen up for a hard day's work
Dafydd opened the session by briefing the 20 folks there to assist, which included a committed team from the Council, an enthusiastic team on a Council work programme, and a number of experienced volunteers from the biking community.  Armed with strong backs, shovels, wheelbarrows and a wide array of other implements, the team set to work on a short section of the trail requiring most assistance, guided by Dafydd.  A quick break for lunch, and the team were back at it, working through to about 4pm.  Much still to do, but a lot was achieved in a small space of time by a hard-working group.

NIMBA assisted with a number of aspects of the day, including highlighting the specific issues to Council, advising on a model to rectify the problems, and promoting the maintenance day amongst its members to recruit the work party, as well as getting stuck in to some hard labour with the rest!

Our thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for being so enthusiastic and keen to preserve and improve this excellent facility in the Borough, and we look forward to assisting with future events of this nature.  There‚Äôs one already provisionally in the diary for late October, so watch this space.
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