Last Chance To Respond! UK Trails Project Survey: Shape your riding future here

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This survey closes at midnight on Wednesday 15th May – take your last chance to respond now!

Whether you’re a rider, a landowner, a trail association, or a mix of the three, there’s a survey for you here. It’s probably the best chance the mountain bike community in the UK (and especially in England and Wales) has got right now of having a coordinated voice and shot at securing more trail access for the future. Take a moment and make yourself heard!

Here’s the official PR:

The UK Trails Project* is a UK-wide project which aims to help improve the sustainability and security of the mountain bike trail network across the country.

The first step of the project is to develop a UK wide ‘Right Trail, Right Place, Right People, Right Time’ report through an audit of the current number and position of trails, trail groups and associations in each country providing a deeper understanding of the current challenges and opportunities to improve the management of the trail network. The report will also detail the pressures and challenges associated with supporting the trail network, particularly, for land managers/owners.

Today sees the launch of three surveys to inform this report and create an improved understanding of the breadth and types of trails across the UK.

Dave Evans DMBinS UK Trails Project Manager said:

‘We would like to thank riders that came along to the workshops we hosted across the country to help shape this survey. We are now inviting riders, trail builders, trail associations (constituted and non-constituted), those managing trail centres/ bike parks and land managers from across the UK to complete the online surveys to tell us more about the trails in your area, what are you riding, what makes the area great and what could be improved. We want to get a broad picture of the types of trail provision around the UK and by identifying gaps in the trail network, we can look at options to improve resources across the country.’

We urge every rider, trail builder, trail association member, bike park/trail centre manager and land owner or manager to complete the survey relevant to them and let’s ensure this audit is a true picture of the UK trail network! Please share the surveys far and wide.’

For more information about the UK Trails Project, please contact or visit

*Scottish Cycling, through Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS), manages this project, and is supported by a steering group including British Cycling, Welsh Cycling, Forestry and Land Scotland, Forestry England, Natural Resources Wales, and Outscape Northern Ireland along with the project funders, SRAM.

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