As you all know our good friend Neil Polson passed away suddenly last September, his passing leaves a huge hole in all our lives for a variety of reasons but with the common theme that in whatever circle it was you knew him from we have no doubt he was always the kindest and most genuine person you could know. A pleasure to be around and spend time with, we are confident that we can speak for you all when we say that Neil will be and is already massively missed.
Neil's family chose hamsterley forest to scatter his ashes. This is a place where they spent a lot of happy family time together while growing up. In more recent years it's where Neil enjoyed many a happy and muddy mountain bike rides with both his family and his many friends.
We believe it would be a fitting tribute to him if we could play a part in developing a new and permanent mountain bike trail in his memory to give something back to the hamsterley community and to help develop the next generation of mountainbikers. We have been in contact with the hamsterley trailblazers charity who would welcome the opportunity for us to get involved.
So to cut to the chase this page has be setup to focus the fundraising efforts into one place. There are several events already planned but if anyone has their own ideas for fundraising and wants to do something, all contributions very gratefully received. Equally any direct donations to the cause will be most welcomed. The cost of developing these trails is significant and we know it is a big ask, but also know that Neil's influence is very wide ranging and believe that it is achievable over the course of 2016.
The next step will be to muster as many willing pairs of hands as we can to actually do some building, we will update on this closer to the time and coordinate the necessary work parties!
Thank you for you time reading this, and the contribution that followed!
Neil you were a true gentleman, rest in peace our friend and ride on up there forever......