Now for a rant - I'm getting a bit fed up of the FC building singletrack trails in the middle of nowhereville.
I realise that we need to support rural communities, and yes it does make a difference to local B&B's etc. But, and its a big but,that's fine for Audi A4 estate owners and 62 plate VW vans, but what about encouraging kids with sod all money and their Halfords special. Living near inverness, I have Golspie, Laggan, Glenlivit and Fort William on my "doorstep" - well actually no, every one of them is over an hour away. Inverness (and many similar towns) has 70,000 folk in it and bugger all graded routes within spitting distance of the town centre.
When are we going to cater for riders in a way that doesnt mean loading up vans/cars with a days kit, sitting in the said car for two hours, riding for two and then going home again. Plus the kids we need to be getting out there simply never get the opportunity to ride these places.
Its a triumph of good salesmanship over common sense if you ask me