Bikers gear up for fight to save Craik single track trails

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers from the Hawick area are being urged to saddle up for a protest ride against plans to destroy trails in Craik Forest.

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) intends to remove the small bridges and walkways on the remaining sections of single track used by mountain bikers in the forest.

Bill Friell spokesperson for the local bikers’ group, which is organising the ride, said: “FCS has cited lack of use and a shortage of funds as the reasons for its decision. Money is, however, available to destroy the trails.

“While new biking trails are planned in Glentress and Innerleithen the larger community of Hawick has its local biking trails demolished.”

Mountain bikers can show their support this Sunday for the ride which starts at the bridge at Meadshaw at 10.30am. More info – cycling.borthwickwater.co.uk