My first memories of Glentress go back to a fully rigid steel Saracen that I raced around fireroads in the early 90’s. From then on, it’s been amazing to watch mountain biking grow on every level in both the Tweed Valley and around the country and the world. But with the amazing amount of new trails has come more riders and now’s the time to make sure we install something that allows us to look after what exists and make sure the young riders of the valley enjoy the freedom to ride we’ve had up to now.
Getting our teeth into helping make sure this amazing place remains amazing, while helping to develop a culture of custodianship, and responsibility among local riders and visitors towards the growing wild trail network is really exciting. As co-chair, myself and Neil hope that together we can work with the brilliant TVTA board and local land managers to represent as much as possible the needs and wants of the riding community, while helping to create a platform for trail management that will long outlive my increasingly arthritic joints.