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Making Tracks 29th September 2013

Making Tracks – A Community Mountain Bike Event

 

The “Making Tracks” mountain bike event on Alyth Hill will be running for the third time on the 29th of September.  In previous years this all day event has seen its participants combined mileage come close to 1000km and a mass start ride with over 70 participants.  More importantly though it’s a chase for riders of all ages to gather, have fun and support the development of purpose built mountain bike trails on Alyth Hill.

 

The trails will be part of the new Alyth Community Woodland, which is on Forestry Commission land adjacent to the town. Marian Bruce, chair of Alyth Hill Users Group (AHUG), the group that runs the community woodland said “When we asked the people of Alyth what they wanted on the site, bike trails were very high on the list so we are trying to build a pump track (a small loop track with bumps, for any age), a forest trail (blue grade trail) and a skills loop with built features such as table-tops and berms.” We hope to start the building of the Pump Track before the event.  Some of the funding for the other trails is secured and we are waiting for news on other funding applications.

 

Trails aren’t everything that AHUG is about though; an orchard, and native trees have been planted. An all abilities path has been built through the site and natural play features are also in place.

 

If you can make it along to a true grass roots Mountain Biking event you can look forward to riding natural trails on Alyth Hill, BBQ, bike-powered smoothies, and a really strong family atmosphere.

 

As we move closer to the event we will announce any additional stuff that’s going on through facebook and the AHUG website www.ahug.org.uk

 

For more information contact

Marian Bruce (AHUG chairperson) on 07917 430200 or Email  info@driftwoodscotland.com

Eliot Palmer (event organiser) on 07833580482 eliotpalmer@btinternet.com

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