18th September 2018
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Mountain bikers want to develop trail

The Shetland Mountain Biking Working Group is holding an open meeting for anyone interested in the continuing development of mountain bike trails in Shetland.

There will be an opportunity to be part of the discussions and to consider proposals and designs for a bike trail.

Youngsters Sam and Jos Hatrick enjoy a muddy mountain bike ride in Weisdale.” Photo: Scott Hatrick

Youngsters Sam and Jos Hatrick enjoy a muddy mountain bike ride in Weisdale.” Photo: Scott Hatrick

The group is supported by Shetland Islands Council’s Active Schools service, whose co-ordinator is Jacqui Murray.

She said: “This exciting project has been driven by the enthusiasm of the local people who want to see a community based mountain biking trail.

“The group wants to ensure that they reflect local views and opinions and hope that as many people as possible can make along to contribute to the discussions.”

The group are keen to see the project develop further for the benefit of the local community and for the growth of cycling in Shetland.

Member Scott Hatrick added: “A mountain bike trail in Shetland can become reality if enough people want to support it.

“We’d like to create a professionally built, traffic-free bike trail that meets the needs of families with children, as well as more committed mountain bikers perhaps looking for an adrenaline rush.”

The meeting will take place next Wednesday at 6pm at Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick.

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