Case Study Info

sportscotland - Mountain Bike Facility Report

Glenmore Lodge is located in the Cairngorms National Park, seven miles east of Aviemore and provides coaching and instruction in a range of outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking.

The mountain bike facility was developed with £37,000 of funding from sportscotland’s Demonstration Programme. The Demonstration Programme was
established to fund innovative and best practice sports projects, which will provide lessons for others to learn and benefit from.

This report gives details on the development of the Glenmore Lodge mountain bike facility and the lessons and best practice that have been learned from the project.

It is important to note that the mountain bike trail has been developed primarily as a teaching facility. While the trail can be ridden recreationally, its design is focussed on training and teaching requirements rather than on providing a mountain bike circuit for general recreational use. That said, most of the lessons in this report are relevant to the development of a recreational mountain bike trail.