Businesses urged to bid for contract at new mountain bike attraction

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Businesses urged to bid for contract at new mountain bike attraction

Bike berm opportunity

An opportunity to run the new visitor hub and cafe has been created at a major new mountain biking attraction in Moray, Scotland.

The Crown Estate is looking to appoint a business partner to manage the mountain biking facility at the cross country bike trails, which is expected to attract thousands of outdoor sports enthusiasts to the Glenlivet Estate.

The Crown Estate, Moray Council, local businesses and members of the community, who have supported the project, anticipate that the development has considerable potential to stimulate new business activity and support tourism businesses in the local area.

Andrew Wells, Head of Countryside Management at The Crown Estate said: “We are seeking a trail centre operator with the interest and vision to work with The Crown Estate to build a successful business enterprise at the forest hub. This is an exciting opportunity for either an existing business wishing to expand or for a new start-up business looking for a base.”

The £500,000 mountain bike project (with £250,000 of investment from The Crown Estate) includes the development of two new mountain bike trails in the Carn Daimh Forest, near Tomintoul. The new trails will be cross-country bike trails enhanced by the wilderness and stunning views of the area. They will be constructed predominately within the commercial forest area and will consist of two routes (10km and 19km) using a combination of existing forest tracks and a newly built single track.

The centre and trails are scheduled to open for business in autumn 2013.

Further information, including all the tender documentation, can be obtained from Jamie Tel 01343 823000

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