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 Post subject: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:39 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/23455085

£6.8 million. Thats more than 5 times the cost of Bike Park Wales (1.5 million), and will take 5 times as long to open to the public, for what is essentially 1 cyclocross track!


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:43 pm 
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What a joke!

All you need is a hill, some trees, somewhere to park, a bike shop/hire and a burger van


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Dont get me wrong, I'm all for the development of the area and getting more people involved in cycling. But 7 mil is a bit steep!!


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Sounds like it's going to be sanatised as well - hope they keep the features and just add easy routes for beginners. Would be nice to have a local facility that experienced riders are challenged on too.


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Its such a joke, I know its not ever going to be up to the same standard as a welsh trail centre (distance and technical features) but it could be made easily be one of the best places in the southeast for xc/trail riding. I road lee quarry last year, its a more of a skills ride than an xc ride but very good fun. If they made it into similar it would be brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkqIex_5nSQ

who said you need trees to ride around and have fun

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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Some interesting (and slightly worrying) comments on FB from guy who met 'the powers that be', it does appear to be a bit pf a pricey cockup that still wont be ready for years..,,....we shall see.


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:47 pm 
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6.8 mill :wtf: And why can't there be a dig day there get things cracking on.
Stil not going to as good as Thorndon ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Location: canvey island { aka THE ROCK }
As ive thought all along gonna cost lot more than council want to spend

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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:07 pm 
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Laser wrote:
6.8 mill :wtf: And why can't there be a dig day there get thinks cracking on.
Stil not going to as good as Thorndon ;)

There is some digging going on but not on the official olympic track.


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Location: canvey island { aka THE ROCK }
Thats the hobbits little track

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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:06 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 6_07_2013/ 18 mins in. 100 members for hadleigh, we not doing too bad with 1000 are we Jon?

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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Technically we're not a 'club' and I think the intention was to never be one due to things like politics and money. The reasons the chap gave for the long delay were pretty poor. As we were saying last year, the time scale and cost just doesn't stack up again other trail projects around the UK, someone is making a tidy profit from this!


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:23 pm 
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2014 commonwealth games mtb trail already open to the public.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-22956041

swinley, bike park wales, glasgow etc all up and running whilst e££ex council pass round the brown envelopes.

there will be bike trails on mars before this place opens. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:09 pm 
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It may be that part of that 6.8m is for the land. Its currently private, Access is shocking at the best of times. You go any where near the salvation army place on a nice day and its carnage. Cars parked all over the shop, barely enough room to get past. Need to sort all that before they open it up properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Finances for Hadleigh
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:23 pm 
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AgentOrange wrote:
It may be that part of that 6.8m is for the land. Its currently private, Access is shocking at the best of times. You go any where near the salvation army place on a nice day and its carnage. Cars parked all over the shop, barely enough room to get past. Need to sort all that before they open it up properly.


I have a feeling the land will still be owned by the sally Army, which mayalso mean no booze is allowed on it.. :crazy:


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