The Big Dig. April 19th / 20th / 21st. Ashton Court.

The Ride Bristol Spring Big Dig is taking place on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April

 We’ll be working on the first section of Ashton Court’s Nova Trail – staring at the Rusty Door sculpture and moving right along to the Roundabout section, by the Picnic Benches. 

The week will start with our friends at Velosolutions completely digging-up and replacing the trail’s worn-out surface. They’ll take that knackered old trail and dig it up, replacing the old stone and getting it ready to be repaired.

When they’re done, it’s time for people power… Which is where we need YOU.

From Friday 19th April, our volunteers will get to work, repairing the trail’s surface, rebuilding features and bringing the whole thing back to good as new.

We’ll build up the berms so they’re even more fun, renovate those old rollers and jumps for more air time and maybe even build in some brand new stuff, to really freshen things up.

And we need YOU. 

We’re calling on Bristol’s riders to come help make it happen. No volunteers, no trails. We can’t do it without you!

Join us for any of the three days – we need you to help us push barrows, shift stone, shovel and rake. It’s fun, it’s physical, it’s super social and it’s really rewarding. It’s your chance to shape the future of Bristol’s mountain bike trails.

And even more good news – Sunday 21st is our first ever Under 18s dig day. 

We’re inviting parents and guardians to bring kids along to help, open to ages 14+. We’ll give the young uns a chance to learn how trail building works and get their hands dirty shaping the trails they love!

How Can I Get Involved..?

Easy – just sign up on the link below and you’re in! It’s free to attend and we’ll give you all the equipment and training you need. Just bring some sturdy footwear and some clothing suitable for the weather.

Never been to a dig day before? No worries – our dig leaders will be on hand to show you what to do and offer friendly advice.

Want to help but not sure you can do the physical stuff? There’s loads of other jobs we need help with on the day. Just drop us a line and we can chat about what suits your skills. 

Full information including where to meet and start times is on the link below.