The trail builders have been busy down at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, with a collective of volunteers teaming together to bring the new red trail to completion in May.
And you’re invited along to the opening. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park Collective is inviting everyone to the launch of the as-yet-unnamed red trail on Saturday 19 May, when it should be just about finishing.
By then the Collective will have been working on the trail for one year, with thousands of hours of planning and digging done by volunteers with the assistance of one of the Park’s Rangers. The budget for all the work is £0 and at the moment they are are still within budget!
“This is not the end of the work,” the press release states proudly. “There are still many years of digging ahead but we would like to invite you to celebrate with us the remarkable achievement made by a remarkable group of volunteers that are focused on building mountain bike trails that everyone can use.
“At 12 noon on 19th May at the park visitor centre there will be a presentation made by members of the collective where the trail will become officially “open”. You are then invited on a tour round the trail and are welcome to join The Collective at “QE-Palooza”.
“A beer and pork fuelled party to celebrate the work that has been done. Please let us know if you will be able to attend the launch and how many will be coming so we can reserve seats for the presentation and know how much porcine loveliness to prepare.”
Sounds like a mighty fine day out to us, and reason to head along there, especially if (like us) you haven’t been there in a while.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated on the A3, 45 minutes south of the M25 http://www3.hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp/map-qecp.htm . If you would like any more information on the launch then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the QECP mountain bike trail build facebook page.