Proposal for bike trail to go on show

AMBTA members Scott Francis and James Sorrie enjoying trails on the outskirts of Arbroath. Pic by Andy McCandlish.

AMBTA members Scott Francis and James Sorrie enjoying trails on the outskirts of Arbroath. Pic by Andy McCandlish.

0
Have your say

A public meeting will take place on Monday to discuss plans for a dedicated mountain bike trail to be developed on the outskirts of Arbroath.

The Angus Mountain Bike Trail Association (AMBTA) has been working for eight years on a dream of bringing a dedicated cycle coaching facility near to the Kinblethmont estate.

And the plans have recently taken a major step forward with the completion of a feasibility study which came back overwhelmingly positive.

The meeting, which will be a joint event for a similar scheme in Dundee will be held at the Woodlands Hotel in Broughty Ferry at 7.30 p.m.

At the event interested members will be able to see the plans and talk with all the agencies involved in the development.

AMBTA believe that the bike park would help plug the geographical gap for cycling facilities in the area and general lack of dedicated trails in Angus.

They say the facility would have a small network of low impact sustainable trails with built in features that will allow riders to practice their skills and allow coaching sessions to take place in a controlled and safer environment.

Chairman of AMBTA Scott Francis explained: “We hope that having a facility like this in Angus will help us nurture the next wave of competitive riders ready to take on the next Commonwealth Games.”