A new summit to bring together mountain bike trail builders, trails associations, landmanagers and landowners has been launched today with a call for all interested parties to save the date of 20th October for the summit which will be held at the Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld & Birnam.

The one day summit will focus on the opportunities, and issues, which exist with managing, maintaining and building of mountain bike trails in Scotland, Europe and globally. The day will involve a morning session of speakers and workshops, followed by a trail maintenance session on a nearby trail.

The summit will be organised by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS). Head of DMBinS, Graeme McLean, explains the need for the summit:

“It has been fantastic to see the number of volunteers and the growing trust between mtb’ers and landowners that the first trails associations in Scotland are generating. We hope that this summit will bring together everyone with an interest in trail building, whether that is riders, builders or landowners to learn from each other, listen to industry experts, help create a sustainable system of support and enjoy digging or riding trails together.”

A full programme is currently being developed and will be announced shortly.

There will be a nominal fee to help the organisers to partially cover room hire, food and drink. Tickets will be limited