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Making Tracks 2015

Making Tracks2015 – A grass roots family mountain bike event raising money for #AlythBikePark

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#AlythBikePark opened in July 2014 after four years of hard work by Alyth Hill Users Group (SC043382) developing a relationship with the Forestry Commission that resulted in AHUG leasing the land and securing funding to build the Bike Park. With a Bike Park comes the responsibility of maintenance and insurance (£950 annually).  Whilst maintenance is done by volunteers the there is a time in the future where we will have to buy in material to make sure the Bike Park continues to ride well.

Making Tracks is about trying to raise some of that money as well as running an event that showcases the Bike Park and the wider riding on Alyth Hill.  This year we’re repeating the XC Stage race with a new route. Bringing the event village right next to the Bike Park. Giving U16/U14/U12’s the opportunity to compete in their own timed stage race (is anyone else running this sort of thing?). XC racing for U10/U8/U6’s. Stands by Alpine Bikes, Halfords and Alyth Cycles (Nicky and Niel are doing great things setting up the shop). Free Skills Challenge involving timed lap of the pump track – stationary 1km time trial – bunny hop challenge – timed track stand (you’ll score points depending on your position in each event). Food burgers etc by The Losset. After Party in the Scout Hall free entry – games – videos with tea, coffee and cakes for a small charge. Ceilidh in the Scout Hall Adults £5 Kids £1 including stovies (camping available if required)

We’re looking for volunteer marshals too so if you’d like to help out please get in touch via Facebook, we’ll make sure you get a feed and tickets for the Ceilidh. If your involved in the Cycling industry we’re also looking for raffle prizes or sponsorship of a race