We have lots to be getting on with in 2023, repairing and maintaining the existing adopted trails and, fingers crossed, adopting more trails. We'd like to hear your opinion on how we do that best, whether it's attracting volunteers or raising funds.
Funds donated to the TVTA cover the costs of volunteer days, and enable us to deliver projects like the EWS Paydirt Path.
Our volunteer days require tools, materials, insurance and safety kit, as well as the time of the fantastic people involved. The EWS Paydirt Path is a multi-use path to the reservoir at Caberston, enjoyed by walkers as well as mountain bikers. We've also repaired storm damage to paths enjoyed by the local population in Pirn Wood.
Post Pandemic, we've had a gradual increase in organised digs through 2022. Our volunteers have repaired and maintained the adopted Golfie classics trails, and added a few new sections to keep them running well. Safety of riders and sustainability of the tracks is at the forefront of what we do.
Outside Caberston Forest, our volunteers have helped with inspections after Storm Arwen. We've worked with local trail builders to get more trails running in other parts of the valley. Our volunteers have made repairs and added drainage to a problematic section of Gypsy Glen, an old borders drove road.
In 2023, we plan to increase the size of the TVTA board and sign off more dig leaders. We plan to adopt more trails at Caberston Forest, keeping them running well and attracting mountain bikers from all over the world to the Tweed Valley.
Please let us know your thoughts on how we do this best by completing our survey. We've three options for you to chose from below: