After a six-month drought, uplift services are returning to Ae Forest and Innereithen thanks to Adrenalin Uplifts.
Uplift Scotland had been running the service for 14 years until June this year and the reigns are now being handed over to Gordo Hodge and Gary Anderson of Adrenalin.
The plan will be to run four busses at Innerleithen with a location shuttle and two busses at Ae, the boys are also hoping to run on both weekdays and weekends to cater for everyone’s needs.
In recent months Scotland has been suffering from a downhill drought. With Uplift Scotland
announcing their retirement from the shuttle service an audible sigh of despair was heard
throughout the UK. Fortunately for us, the wait for a new service is nearly over – and it will certainly be worth every minute.
It was announced on the 7th November that the new Adrenalin Uplift team would be taking over the uplift services, following their bid for the uplift tender, and are already making big plans for the fresh operation that will run at Innerleithen and Ae Forest.
Who is behind Adrenalin Uplift?
Adrenalin Uplift is currently a two man show comprising of Gordo Hodge and Gary Anderson. Before this new project, Gordo had been (and will continue to be) working on his two other brainchildren – Snow Rehab and Adrenalin Rehab. Gary makes up the other half of the team. An engineer by trade and keen mountain biker, Gary is making his first steps into the industry and is the operations expert of the new venture.
What should we expect to see from the new Adrenalin Uplift?
The boys have some exciting plans ahead which they will release in time, but for now here is what they have in mind;
Four buses will be based at Innerleithen with a location shuttle being added at a later date. The plan for Ae Forest is to have two buses running a short while after the Innerleithen uplift is established. Following a public vote it is looking like the uplift will run on both weekends and weekdays to cater for everyone who wants to ride.
Although it is still early days the guys have promised a regular uplift service, season passes, private rentals, toilets, social media competitions – with some prizes already snatched up by a lucky few in the past couple of weeks on the Adrenalin Uplift Facebook page!
There has already been a huge response on social media with the launch of the Adrenalin Uplift Facebook page, racking up 900 followers within the first 24 hours and are currently at over active 1400 followers and rising! The Adrenalin team are building a service for the people by the people, using the power of social media to allow uplift fans to help shape the service being offered by voting for days of the week to run, what to name the vans, and what tunes they want to hear in the buses.
When Will it Launch?
The Adrenalin team have said they will be up and running with a professional operation as soon as possible. To keep up to date with progress of the service, find out how to get a season pass, or book in advance for opening dates, just like and follow the Adrenalin Uplift Facebook Page here – https://www.facebook.com/AdrenalinUplift/.