Young Scot’s Do The Ride Thing

Young people` across Scotland are being encouraged to get on their bikes and enjoy the thrill of mountain biking. With a network of world class trails, events and facilities Scotland s one of the best destinations in the world for the growing sport. One of the best things about mountain biking in Scotland is that we have the right to responsibly access land across the country – opening up routes, paths and trails in local forests, parks and into the wider countryside. The right of access though is dependent on accessing the land in a responsible manner and adhering to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

A new partnership between Young Scot and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) has been set up to help new and developing mountain bikers understand their access rights and the responsibilities they have when mountain biking.  Young people can now log-in to the Young Scot Rewards website to download the DMBinS ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guides – these guides take the mountain bike specific elements from the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and present them in an attractive and easy to read formats.  To earn reward points users can test their knowledge in a fun interactive quiz which will earn 50 reward points on completion.

Donna MacKey, Rewards Development Officer at Young Scot, said:

“We know mountain biking is one of the most popular sports for young people in Scotland – and so it should be! I love getting out mountain biking myself and it was great to visit DMBinS at Glentress and ride the trails there. It is really important that whilst having fun mountain bikers are responsible users of the outdoors and we can enjoy the trails with other users and those who work on the land. The Do The Ride Thing guidance really helps explain mountain bikers rights and responsibilities and the game is interactive and makes you think about how you should act in different circumstances you are likely to encounter on your bike.”

Visit the Young Scot website to find links to the trails, download guidance and earn reward points by completing the Do The Ride Thing interactive quiz