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NEW TRAILS ADDED IN SCOTLAND

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Mountain bikers are having their skill and nerve tested by two new trails at Laggan Wolftrax that offer more choice and challenge to riders keen to take on the terrain across Forestry Commission Scotland’s Strathmashie Forest.

Completed over the summer and now ready to ride, a 9km extension to the more demanding Wolftrax red route means that there is now a stamina testing, skill challenging 17km of red grade trail for proficient mountain bike riders to enjoy.

A new ‘green’ grade circular trail also offers beginners an opportunity to hone their skills across 4km of less difficult ground – and more experienced bikers an excellent warm-up before tackling harder graded routes.

Jack Mackay, Forestry Commission Scotland, said;

“Laggan Wolftrax is one of the best places in Scotland to go mountain biking. It’s a great reputation to have and we will do what we can to make sure that we’ve got what it takes to keep mountain bikers coming back.”

“The exciting extension of the Wolftrax red route makes maximum use of the site’s natural features. It also links up to parts of the black trail and lets red-grade riders try out some of the rock features that were previously only available to expert bikers.

“From the new green route, the big-and-bermy orange grade Fun Park, the extended red route and one of the toughest black trails in the country, we can now offer a high quality experience to riders of all levels of ability.

Jim Langley of Laggan Forest Trust said;

“The Commission and Laggan Forest Trust have been working together to deliver these new routes, which are sure to attract more mountain bikers to the area to test their skills. It’s an excellent example of how forest recreation can maximise the benefits from tourism to the local economy and I am confident that the new trails will boost Laggan Wolftrax’s strong reputation as one of the top places in Scotland for mountain biking.”

More information about Laggan Wolftrax and other Forestry Commission Scotland mountain biking sites and routes can be found at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/mtbscotland

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