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Scottish MTB Trail Summit 2021


The Scottish MTB Trail Summit - ‘Where Does The Trail Lead’, will bring together mountain bike trail builders, trails associations and land managers to discuss progress, build on good relationships and discuss how we can collectively solve any issues. The day will have a strong theme around sustainability.

Further information

Highlights include: A presentation from Manon Carpenter & DW Agency’s Tommy Wilkinson about an exciting film project with Specialized Soil Searching, Patagonia and Shimano looking at the steps being taken to secure the future of our trails.

Graeme McLean, Head of DMBinS, will give an update on the progress of the trail blazing European wide project, DIRTT, and will introduce some exciting new developments relating to Trail Association support and an exciting new future for Scottish trails.

John Ireland, Forestry and Land Scotland, will provide an update from a landowners perspective. This will be followed by a trail maintenance led by Tayside Trails Association with support from Forestry and Land Scotland.

This summit will bring together everyone with an interest in trail building, whether that is riders, builders or landowners to learn from each other, listen to industry experts, help create a sustainable system of support and enjoy digging or riding trails together.

A key aim of the Scottish Mountain Bike Strategy 2019 – 2025, is for Scotland to have a truly world-class trail network. To achieve this, we need to work together, with sustainability at the core of everything we do. By highlighting best practices and showing how we can work together we can continue to create a culture of stewardship of trails, ensuring the right trails are in the right place, managed by the right people.

Who should attend?

Riders, trail builders, landowners and land managers are urged to attend this event.

Due to ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19 and group gatherings, the venue for the presentations is the Kinnoul Woodland Recreation Shed. This is a partially open-air venue and as such all attendees are requested to come prepared to embrace the elements.

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